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Friday, February 25, 2011

The Way, The Truth, The Life & Wipeout

Father gave a good reflection at Wednesday's daily Mass. He spoke about Jesus being The Way, The Truth and The Life. He said if we follow the Way of Christ we learn to live in Truth, to stop deceiving ourselves, and thus gain eternal life. However! Satan does his best to push us from The Way so that we never learn the Truth and hopefully do not gain eternal life.

Later that evening, at Adoration, I was thinking about Father's words. The show Wipeout came to my mind. I almost laughed out loud! I thought this is exactly what happens to me!

If you have never seen Wipeout, a quick summary: Contestants vie for a cash prize as they work their way along a treacherous obstacle course.

The last episode had the contestants running along a seemingly benign foam runway when *WHAMO!!** the end of the track flips up and sends the competitor flying into the waters below. Hilarious to watch, but it really hit home with me and this reflection. All the contestants on the show seem shocked when they are tossed off the way so easily and completely. Yet, they make the swim and climb back on the course and try again. The one who wins has been able to hold on along the way. But not without struggle!

Just like Father was saying..we are imperfect..we have all the wonderful intentions of following Christ's Way. We WANT to live in Truth and earn Eternal Life with Him in Heaven. It's the ultimate prize! Yet, so often we encounter obstacles along the way that knock us off the path and we have to work even harder to get back on track.

So, who says T.V is all bad! Maybe there are some good lessons even in the disastrous falls and shocking body shots of Wipeout!

Oh and here are some pics of the finished babies room.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Took the hospital tour yesterday. It's good to know how to get where we need to be when the time comes. Hubby wanted to make sure we reviewed all the ways to get to the 3rd floor! :) It's a beautiful hospital. Catholic. Blessed MOther and baby Jesus everywhere. It is a comforting environment and the nurses on Labor and delivery seem very nice.

Just a few more weeks to go. Just being in that delivery room was strange. Had flashbacks.

I have such a wonderful support group here. Some of the finest women I've ever met. I can't wait to share this little one with them. With all of you too. Yesterday he was very active. I don't think he stopped moving all day. The girls love to watch him move in my tummy. To press their cheeks to me and feel him move. They are always amazed :)

I hope you all enjoyed your Valentine's Day and wish you a wonderful President's Day weekend!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The New ATV

This was a gift at my shower. I was overwhelmed! It was one hubby and I had been looking at and I love it because of it's versatility.

Even the oldest volunteered to push little one around. He put it together and promplty plugged his Ipod into the mp3 speakers and strolled around the house in a mock run..Oh brother!

Middle son (now 14 and 6' 3/4") took a turn..not pushing it..sitting in it! I had to chase him out! Good thing is, the tires held :) I wish I'd snapped a picture.

The regression has started early. Mr. Pinch (youngest girl) asked if she could try out the crib!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Final Countdown

Construction is almost finished! We've got to get chair rail in tomorrow and then we can start moving in baby stuff and then, of course, baby.

It's still a strange feeling when I open that door and see a crib in there. I want to ask "Whose house is this again?"

Here are the pictures I said I would post (sorry about the shadow)...


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