Saturday, April 30, 2011

JP Two, We Love You!

The upcoming beatification of John Paul II has brought me back to my visit to Rome in the Jubilee year 2000. I feel so grateful and blessed that I was able to see this great man in person. I can't believe it has been 11 years.....

This was a photo from his Wednesday audience in May 2000.
Thanks to Cathy's friend, Fr. Joe Fowler, we were able to sit above the square just to the left of where JP II sat. We were so close to him, it was awesome!

This is my "posed" picture with the Swiss Guard. I LOVE those guys! My favorite part of the picture is his strict gaze on the pope.

We also happened upon his appearance at the Colosseum for an ecumenical service. Since we didn't know it was happening, we are very far away but I promise he is there on that stage.
We had such a great time!
We love you Papa!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Let's get shopping.....

Ironic that I read this blog post when I did:

As I was coming up with an ode to my yoga pants because I loved them so...
But no longer!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ha, schedules.....

So I lasted three weeks on a blog writing schedule and then nothing......
Two weeks ago, everything started out great, hence the Coco mini-vacation post. At the end of the week, we were dealt two not so good news that has taken some time for me to process. I needed last week to process.
But now I am out of that funk, kicking those bad newsies to the curb and moving on.
We are really looking forward to Easter as I'm sure many are during this stage of Lent. We've been sneaking a few chocolate eggs or as Eden calls them, "candy easter" and jelly beans.
I've forgotten to update a few things about Anna that have happened in the past month or so: she is officially down to one afternoon nap and no more bottles. Kind of convenient for these to happen right around 18 months, makes it easier to remember. She had no problem transitioning away from the bottle. We just started to give her one a day for a week and then none but she didn't even care. We couldn't remember when Eden stopped the bottle, probably around the same time. We were thrilled that her two naps lasted as long as they did because Eden gave up her morning nap around 11 or 12 months and then nap altogether around 2 years. Here's hoping Anna can keep hers up awhile longer.
I will expand more on our news as I gather more information.....