Our Family

Our Family

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Do You Have a Home Altar?

A central part of our Living room is our family's Home Altar. We have religious art, statues, prayer books, candles, holy cards, rosaries, and our family's certificate stating we are consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on display. We also have a photo, holy card, and hand-print of our precious son, who passed from this life on February 25th, 2011. I often place my hand over Lego Boy's hand print and ask for his special intercession, and tell him how much we all miss him!

 This is the room where we gather for prayer, and it makes it a little easier to keep our thoughts on God and Heaven. It is a peaceful spot, if a bit cluttered at times!
This is a photo of our Home Altar
It is in our Living room place between two bookcases...
This is a photo of Lego Boy at Eucharistic Crusade.
This is Lego Boy's Hand print from the Hospital (2nd class relic?) holding a
rosary made by a little boy in our Catholic Home School group.
No Home Altar is complete without Holy Water!
Our Sacred Heart Statue is a focal point.
We also keep rosaries on our altar...This particular is one was used by Hubby's Great Aunt!

Does your family have a Home Altar? Please join the link up so we can share pictures of  our Home Altars...I am looking forward to sharing our prayer spaces!

PS Can anyone tutor me in how to host a link up to this post? I haven't a clue! LOL...

Here is the Linky for the Bog Hop: Open until September 30th



Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day!

 We celebrated the Independence of the United States of America...how much longer will we be the land of the free and the home of the brave?

 Our traditional Flag Cake was made this year by Recipe Boy and Drama Queen...with some help from Grandma! Yum!

Our good friends came over to spend the day and the children put on a "Circus" for the entertainment of all...


We all gathered at our usual spot for the Fireworks Display.

Enjoying the second largest Fireworks Display in the state!

...Happy 4th of July!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Family Reunion

Our family made a trip to Colorado for a family reunion on Hubby's Father's side of the family. It was a blazingly hot day (104!) so it was nice that the gathering was at a reservoir! We had a huge shaded pavillion to ourselves, great food, and water to swim in. It was actually quite comfortable, dry heat with a breeze, so in the shade of the pavillion and in the water it was great!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Felines

Meet the new barn kittens...Phineas and Ferb.
              Wonder how long they will be "Barn" cats?
 Falling asleep on Hubby out on the porch.

 The are already beloved members of the Clan...
Bye, now!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

20 years...The Sacrament of Marriage

Twenty years ago Hubby and I made our vows before God to be faithful and to love one another. This is a Sacrament that cannot be broken, it is a tie that will always bind us in this life, it is serious! Love is a choice, and I would not have it any other way. We have made many sacrifices for one another, we have made mistakes, and we have grieved over the most painful loss of our lives, the death of our youngest son. Had we not married we could have avoided all of these inconveniences and sorrows...but we never would have experienced the joys! I would not give up the joys for anything, we are blessed. The love of God lives on through our marriage, our promises to one another. Thank you, God, for bringing Hubby and I together, for making us a family. I pray we grow stronger in Faith together, and that we have at least another 20 years!