February 5, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm thinking about...

...The weekend. Sunday to be exact. It is hard to believe, but Sunday morning we are traveling to Mass for the one year anniversary of my dear father's passing.  I cannot believe it has been an entire year since he closed his eyes for the last time here on Earth. The actual anniversary is next Tuesday, but we are grateful to be celebrating him during Sunday Mass.

Meanwhile the snow flies, the wind howls, and life goes on without him. But just as the promise of spring remains, so does the promise of eternal life. And that fills me with peace. Here are a few pictures of the past week in our country home...

We broke out the Valentine clothes in time for Mass on Saturday. And this little lady was glad. : )
Sunday we lit this special candle to begin our Superbowl festivities...
We started the food fun early with homemade waffles and super good berries...
And ended the day with our traditional Superbowl dessert...good old Texas Sheetcake!
There was a lot of eating in between!
Not to be outdone, Groundhog Day brought some yummy molasses cookies made by my in-house baker, Peyton. : )
And my baby...she loves to light a candle after Mass. This week, it was for our dear friend Tara's dad.
Won't you send up a prayer for him as well?
Have a cozy weekend, my friends. : )


  1. May you have a beautiful weekend, dear friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers..... Sending love and hugs your way!

  2. Little sweetums is so sweet in her Valentine outfit! (I have the same banner!)

    A year already?? You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Give your mama a hug for me!

  3. Prayers for comfort. Love, as always, your Valentine decorations. Be blessed.

  4. Such beauty in your little beauty and your Valentine home.
    I was just thinking of you and your dad's passing the other day. My, a year already? Prayers for you and your family as you mark his anniversary to eternal life. Thinking of you and sending {hugs}.

  5. Thinking of you and your family. I'm sure you all miss him and think of him every single day. Will keep you all in my prayers too.

  6. Sheetcake is my favorite.
    I know these anniversaries are hard. God Bless and comfort you all.

  7. Keeping you in prayer...I can not believe it has been a year already. Blessings to you.

  8. Love the red heart dress on baby girl!!
    Love Texas sheetcake...isn't it the best?
    Last time we made it though, we decided we have to have company because it makes so much!

    (and I end up eating it!)

    Thinking about you this week...so hard to think back and yet go forward.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers!
    Love to you!

  9. Thinking of you and sending love and hugs. xoxo

  10. Thinking of you and your family and keeping you all in prayer.


  11. Thinking of you. Hugs and have a great weekend. Love all the hearts! Pretty blog, pretty little girl, pretty food!

  12. Billie Jo, oh my more food! That cookie is adorable! Is a molasses cookie like a gingerbread cookie?


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Billie Jo