July 29, 2009

God's Gift

This past Sunday, our precious Nathan was baptized and became a child of God, a member of the Body of Christ.


Here he is just after the ceremony. He is ten months old and is already walking (of course, crawling is still faster!). He does not like being held so much anymore and so he was quite cranky and fidgety during the ceremony. He did not cry though when the water was poured on his head - which was a pleasant surprise!
After the ceremony, he was happy to finally get a chance to roam free and to crawl and walk around. We love this little guy so much. It was truly a happy and blessed day for us.

July 21, 2009

Afraid

I think blogging is going to be difficult for me. You see...

I'm a perfectionist (well, I like to think of myself as a recovering perfectionist, but sometimes my inclinations overcome my intentions).

I read other blogs, like Amy's and I think, "I'll never be able to write like that". I know she is a writer and I am not. And she has lots of practice, and I do not. And...

I think I just have to do it. Just write. Just figure out what it is I'm trying to say in this space.

I'm working on it.

Something else I'm gonna work on is getting some photos loaded onto this page. It's kinda boring without them, no?

July 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Deborah!

Today is my little sister's birthday (I won't say how old she is, I don't know if she is comfortable with revealing those sorts of details). In any case, I wanted to say happy birthday Deborah!! Hope you have a great day!

stuck

One of the things that I do when I’m really stuck, creatively speaking, is to go web searching. Tomorrow I’ve got four layouts due for Scrapbooks.com. And I’m not quite there yet. So, I’m doing a little procrastinating combined with trying to get the inspiration flowing. I did find some really cool new sites…

But it’s time to get ready for mass. So, in the proper order of things, scrapbooking will have to wait till later.

July 16, 2009

what she making?

One day while I was making dinner I heard my oldest son ask my husband, “what she making?” I couldn’t help but laugh. “She,” you know, “that woman” in the kitchen. It was funny then, and I still can’t help but laugh when I think about it (and actually, he now asks this almost every night at dinnertime).

And I think about that moment often.

When I was trying to think of a name for my blog, this memory popped into my mind. And I asked myself, what am I making?

Honestly, I’m not always sure.

What I am sure about is that of all the things I am making, the most important thing I do is to make a home for my family that is filled with love. God’s love. Christ’s love. Love for one another (John 13:34). That is definitely my most difficult task and one that I struggle with daily.

But life is not all seriousness. And when I’m not contemplating the deep mysteries of my faith, I’m making other stuff too (stuff that I am certain will not endure into eternity). I love cooking (in fact, I used to joke back when I was in graduate school that if I didn’t cut it as an engineer my dream job would be pastry chef). I make some pretty mean desserts - just ask my husband. And when I’m not in the kitchen, or doing a load of laundry, or any of the other millions of things a mom does, I’m scrapbooking. Again - you can ask my husband. Scrapbooking occupies a lot of my free time. And more than likely, that’s what I’ll be sharing here. Some thoughts on my Catholic faith, and my faith journey, some of my culinary experiments, and a lot of scrapbooking.

And in all honesty, I’m still not sure that I’m blogger material. But, we’ll see how it goes…

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