Thursday, March 1, 2012


I'm trying a new thing this Lent.  So far it is going OK and I think is making me think a little more every day than just giving up one thing.  I have done that before, namely chocolate, and after about a week, I don't really miss it or think about it much anymore.  But just like coffee when I was pregnant, the minute Lent was over, I was back to chocolate as it is one of my best friends and I just like it.

So I have cut up slips of paper and put them in a Tupperware and draw out one each day.  I have two chapters of the Bible in 2-3 chapter chunks, sending cards or notes, calling friends and family, giving up FaceBook and Twitter, no chocolate, snacks, meat, etc.  Whatever I pull out is what I do for the day.  Last week was all Bible readings.  This week has been everything but that.  I draw first thing in the morning because one of them is to not have cereal that day.  Seems like a little thing, but I like my routine!

Also, enjoy the new family pictures.  I haven't been very good about my blog, but I love the pictures that Jamie Bloom took in November.  Check out her web page, 


  1. The family picture is beautiful! I love your idea for Lent. I am going to do that next year--such a smart, purposeful way to approach the season. I am without Facebook (well, except for one posting on a diet group a week), Pinterest, and my iphone games. I think about them every single day. I miss them every single day. They really are a sacrifice for me.

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  3. What a beautiful family you have! I was so excited to give my mom a photo shoot for Christmas with all her kids and grandkids.