Keeping myself entertained during 👧🏀. #bayeuxtapestry #imprettysuretherealonewasfinishedfaster
It’s 57 degrees at our parkday. Send help. ⛄️
Cookie chairs for the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter! Truth be told, cookies for breakfast wouldn’t have been my first choice. But with the husband working long hours (and leaving for retreat this afternoon), and always complicated teenager sports and social obligations, we’ve had to get creative over the last couple years with when we do our family liturgical living celebrations. The only time we’d all be together today was breakfast. So, cookies for breakfast it was, along with a discussion of the papacy and what it means when a pope speaks ex cathedra (or “from the chair”). And it was great! As if they weren’t excited enough to eat cookies during Lent, having them for breakfast was even more mind-blowing 🍪🌄🤯. Yay for St. Peter and Pope Francis and everyone in between. And yay for being Catholic. As Jack said, “Ya know who’s not eating cookies for breakfast? Protestants.” 😂😂😘#cometothecatholicside #wehavecookies #liturgicalliving #feastofthechairofstpeter #cookiechairs
Jack on ice dancing: You can’t deny that they’re VERY good at this, but . . . why? Why do they do this?
Jean jacket brigade. #therewereneversuchdevotedsisters
👧➕🔥at our Lenten Friday stations of the cross 👀 #liturgicalliving #livingdangerously #lent #stationsofthecross
Homeschool dodgeball: it’s getting real at parkday today. 🤽♂️🙇♂️😂
Our family Lenten disciplines/Lent calendar is up! We’ve been doing this list for probably eight years now, and it’s been a great way for us as a family to detach from things like sweets and screens that, while they aren’t bad in themselves, can get ahold of our hearts and make us think we couldn’t possibly live without them. Every Lent we prove to ourselves that we can. The kids do use the computer for school as needed, but not recreationally. I keep my phone and usually stay on social media during Lent, as long as I’m feeling I’m detached from it! The Lent calendar is just little clip art images (I found these at vecteezy) that we print, cut, and tape on the wall. We take one off each day. There are 46 total: 40 for each day of Lent, plus six eggs for the Sundays. This cuts down at least some of the queries about when Lent will be over. #catholic #lent
Remembering that we are dust and to dust we shall return . . . #ashtag #ashwednesday #lent #catholic
Our Mardi Gras King and Queen! 🤴👸 An exact repeat of our Epiphany royalty, but this time Bobby got baby Jesus and picked Mary Jane as his queen. Since he’ll be away at school all day, he selected Frankie as his regent. 😬#helpmebabyjesus #mardigras #fattuesday #lentiscoming
It’s Valentine’s Day (observed) for us at parkday today. And the husband and I are having date night this weekend. Maybe tonight? 🍣🍤🍚? 💟🥊✝️ New post on the blog about the Valentines Day vs Ash Wednesday dilemma. How are you handling it at your house?
Teenage girl birthday party . . . Frappuccinos and window shopping. 🥤🛍🎂
Happy fourteenth birthday to Betty, my beautiful young lady. She’s a sweet, nurturing soul, and takes care of all of us. We are so lucky to have her! Swipe through for a trip down memory lane, including my favorite Halloween costume of all time, and the time we had matching J. Crew corduroy.
My *white chocolate ganache over leftover cupcakes* version of minni di virgini for the feast of St. Agatha. And if you’re thinking, “Hey, those look kinda like . . . “ Yes. Yes, they do. (See the explanation over at my @printableprayers account.) #feastofstagatha #minnidivirgini #liturgicalliving #catholicmartyrhumor
George tries some rice and beans. 🤨🤔😄 #itsbabyfoodifthebabyateit
Throats all blessed for the year. 😇🗣🐟 #stblaiseprayforus #feastofstblaise
🕯🥞 Listening to the French Kiss Soundtrack (because we’re super authentic), Anita: did she say she loves parrots? #feastofthepresentation #candlemas #crepeday #liturgicalliving
Thirty second family Rosary, and that includes the two toddler 🚽 breaks. #catholic #familyrosary #itsdoesnthavetobeperfect
Sitting up George 🎉 🏆 💪would like to remind you that it’s February 1st and time to change your phone wallpaper, if you’re doing the traditional monthly devotions with us! February is the month dedicated to the Holy Family. It’s never too late to join in, link to the shop is in my @printableprayers profile. Also, he totally face-planted on the bed right after this. #printableprayers #monthlydevotionwallpapers
The Tierney kids recreate great moments in cinematic history. 🎥🍿 Episode 1: 🕷😘