~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life. ~
and the beginning of the girl's Lent Lap Books...
(I'm still working on our usual wall calendar... I'm running a little behind this year. Anyone else?)
I'm very happy that, despite Lent starting (way too) early this year, it is finally starting to look like the Lenten season in our home. The children have changed the vestments to purple in the school room, and our Jesus Tree is hanging on the wall.
I always feel funny when I take a self-portrait of just myself, unless I'm pregnant, or have one of my other children in the picture too. An even funnier sight, however, was me stumbling out of the Church after the Deacon put the Ashes on my forehead. He pretty much showered me in them, filling my eyes and then leaving a long black streak across my face while he was trying to wipe them off. As the altar girls began giggling he apologized. Haven't had that happen before! Through the ashes I was still able to find my way to the restroom to wash out my eyes and dust off my nose and cheeks before returning to Mass. I should have taken a picture of that!
I love my helpers! The big kids are taking turns reading the little ones the bible stories each day before they hang the ornaments on our Jesus Tree.
As much as "we" try to read a story a day, there are still some days that we need to do a little "catching up" and read two stories (or more). This actually ends up being a good thing, since each of the little ones gets to hang their own ornament! ;)
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