Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Birthday, Julia

My sweet, thoughtful, hilarious, observant, loving, beautiful sister-in-love, Julia Dawson has reached another birthday today! Julia, your virtues are many, and your love for your husband, your sons, your family, for our Blessed Mother, and most of all, for Christ is something to be admired and imitated. I am grateful to have you in my life, my children are so blessed to call you Aunt Julia, Therese is certainly blessed to have you as her Godmother, and I love that you are my friend- my sister. I love you! Happy Birthday! “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you; whenever I pray for you all, my prayers are always joyful, because of the part you have taken in the work of the gospel from the first day until now. Of this I am confident, that he who started a good work in you will bring it to completion by the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:3,4

Thursday, August 23, 2012

10 month old?

That's right, Jacob is 10 months... here's a recap of his precious little life thus far. Birth
2 months... quite a change there, I know.
3 months
5 months
7 1/2 months
9 months
And 10 months! Jacob Joseph, you are such a joy!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Colorado 2012

Mama and Daddy flew us to Colorado for 5 days to be with Sarah, Steven, Madeline, Anna Kate... and BABY!!! We also visited Mama's 2 brothers and their families. What a trip. What a treasure.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Body and Soul into Heaven

This is an image from within the Church of Mary's assumption... like where it happened. God had preserved Mary from original sin to prepare her to be THE dwelling place of the Christ child. He also would not allow her body to know decay. So after her death, her body was raised into Heaven to be with her Son and her God. Pope Benedict 16th writes that "precisely because Mary is with God and in God, she is very close to each one of us. While she lived on this earth she could only be close to a few people. Being in God, who is actually 'within' all of us, Mary shares in this closeness of God." And from Ambrose Autpert, "Mary lifted herself up to such lofty heights of heaven that the Word reached down from the highest pinnacle of heaven and took her in."

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mother's Rule to meet!!

HEY HEY! Just a shout out to anyone who 1)Isn't on facebook (which will be me in 24hrs) and 2) wants to know if I'm still doing the one-time- book study. The answer is YES YES YES. Tomorrow, Friday, August 10th at 6:30 at the OLQH Family Life Center. Even if you didn't read the book AT ALL.... or don't even have it. I'm super excited to share this book/experience with anyone who would be interested in having their domestic lives changed for the better. See you soon!