Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cathedral Worship Pictures

These are some of the Art and Environment pictures from
St. Mary Cathedral, Saginaw, Michigan

St. Mary Cathedral 2001 - 2007


Big day for Javier. Tonight is his Confirmation.  He has been preparing for this and as his sponsor I can tell you he is ready. I am honored and pleased that he asked me to be his sponsor.

Looking forward to Sunday for his 1st Eucharist.

This has been a big year for him. He was Baptized along with his brothers and sister in May last year.

Javier was the one that kept asking Grandma Colin about church. This family is such a blessing.

oh.... Remind me I said that after watching the two little boys while Jesse helps Pat tomorrow!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

1964 Blue NSU

This was like my first car. We paid $350 for it in 1972. It was a 1964 Blue NSU. The bottom was rusting out and I used a kitchen spatula to scrape the ice off the inside front windshield, but it got me to my job at Kinder Kare every morning.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Changes Coming

Cooking Tuesdays sort of went by the wayside. They became Nana cooks on Tuesdays.

Javier eating his snack called the Javi Plate
Colby Jack cheese, pepperoni, salami and crackers.

Ayva making a pile of money.

Just fun time before homework.

Lots of changes coming soon.

  • Only one more religion class next week for Javier and Ayva.
  • Sheala will be preparing to move to a new school.
  • Swimming lessons are done. Both Javier and Ayva moved to the next level.
  • Javier passed the swimming test to be allowed into the deep pool by himself.
So life goes on. Kids grow up.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Michigan Spring

I love springtime and I love Michigan. We went to St. Ignace Friday night. Came home  Saturday afternoon.

Stopped at the lighthouse.  It was 57 degrees on the expressway on our way in, but dropped to 46 by the Lake.

We watched some of the Tiger game at the Keyhole Bar in Mackinaw City. It was fun watching John capably be the bartender, waiter and cashier. He worked hard. Joked with the customers who obviously were tourists, and they loved it.

Then we drove across THE bridge. We checked in at the Quality Inn by the Big Boy restaurant - we will never stay there again. The most uncomfortable bed anywhere ever. We watched the end of the game then went for a ride to the Cut River bridge.

Stopped at the Casino. Lost $20 in 5 minutes. Left the Casino with my other $20 still in my pocket.

Then we came home the next afternoon. Short trip filled with sunshine, deep blue water, ice still covering parts of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. It was a great trip.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Playing Catch with Papa

Javier played well with Papa today. He has a good arm. Reminds me of Robbie playing catch in the backyard then climbing the trees till I threw a fit!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

My Sweet Cousin

Mary Lynn sent me this beautiful art quilt.  I promptly hung it in my kitchen. I love all her art, but the Chihuly inspired has a special place in my heart.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sunshine, Blue Skies and Estate Sales

We are out driving around to estate sales. The first one was a dud. Hopefully the next one will better.

It still seems funny to see Christmas dishes and not buy them. I am always looking for cake plates.  I still put together an auction item for the Children's Museum every year.

I'll update if I find something.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Easter at All Saints

I like this. Amy Bartels Roe sent it to me. I'll post it here to add to Pinterest.

Pantry Moths - yuk

We just spent the morning at our tenants - we started seeing pantry moths in our bathroom and some in the living room. None in the kitchen. To be on the safe side we threw out any food in boxes. Anything like noodles, rice, couscous.

Today is trash day so I called Marge and asked if she had moths. She said yes she had some on her ceiling. Pat and I went over. Oh Yuk - hundreds. Not exaggerating. I had to tell her we needed to throw everything out. She kept wanting to keep stuff. Nope. Not happening. We emptied her cupboards. Washed dishes.Washed the cupboards with vinegar.

Then I told her she needed a cleaning lady.  I called Stephanie and left her a message.  She may say no to this but I have to try.

As I washed dishes, Marge dried. I brought up about her obituary - not written. Then about her funeral - not planned. Then about the cemetery - that one is covered. Her niece us coming at the end of the month and I told her she needed to talk to her about this stuff.

Goodness I am exhausted.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter Monday

We stopped to see the bunnies
before swimming class

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Easter Weekend

Start a new tradition - 

Read a book together over the Easter Weekend

Free Book Promotion - Beginning Good Friday - 4/3/15 - 4/7/15

The perfect book to share with your child over the Easter weekend.  Easter Break in Florida is a short story of a life changing mission trip to Florida.  The high school students from St. Mary Cathedral, in Saginaw, Michigan embark on a week of work in a parish in Miami.  One group will be doing carpentry work for Mrs. Lopez de Garcia. The other group of students will be running a vacation bible school.

A student needs to seek forgiveness for being rude to a teacher.  A teacher needs to heal a broken heart.  The students come face to face with poverty in America. 

God bless you during this holiday.  Enjoy the story.