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Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve!

Today is the Last Day of 2012 and it is Music Monday

I hope you all are doing well and are having a great night
celebrating the end of the year and the coming of a new year.
Today, I would like to share some cover songs done
by two awesome girls, Lennon and Maisy Stella. 
I found them on YouTube!

My sister and I love these two videos

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The New Year is Almost Here!

Hello Bloggers! 

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! 

Celine and I can't believe that the New Year is almost here
 and with the new year comes New Year's Resolutions. 

 Below are the current New Year's Resolutions I have: 

1. Read a New Book Each Month

Celine and I have decided we would like to read a
 new book each month.  We are both currently reading 
The Leadership Challenge and so far it has been great.
Let us know if you have any book recommendations.  
I am thinking about reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower next. 


2. Exercise and A Healthy Diet 

I stumbled upon this awesome blogger 
Undressed Skeleton. She has so many great tips 
on eating healthy and great snack alternatives too. 
She also shares a lot of her recipes too.  So, I will 
definitely be checking out her site to help me with this 
New Year's Resolution.

3.  Keeping Memories 

I am not sure if this is considered a resolution or not 
but I found this cute idea to keep memories on Pinterest. 
Inside a jar, you place memories you wish to keep 
throughout the year inside the jar.  On New Year's Eve, 
you can go through each of your memories you made. :] 
 Memory Jar, Put memories made throughout the year in the Jar. Then on New Years Eve empty and read them all from the wonderful year you've had :)

Do you have resolutions for the New Year?

Friday, December 28, 2012

Fashion Friday

Hey Bloggers! It's Fashion Friday.

Favorite Shoes

These are a few of my favorite shoes: 

1. Hunter boots. These are my favorite shoes to wear in the winter and those rainy days! In the winter, I just pair them up with fleece socks and they keep my toes nice and warm.  They also keep your pants dry from snow and rain puddles. 

2. Bean boots. I do not own a pair of bean boots yet, but I really want to add them to my wardrobe.  These boots are just a classic staple for the winter. 

3. Loafers. Another pair of shoes that I would like to add to my wardrobe are a pair of penny loafers.  I have a dressy brown pair of loafers with a cute tassel from Bass shoes, but I would like a casual pair of loafers. 

4. Tory Burch Reva Flats. My uncle purchased these shoes over Thanksgiving as an early Christmas present and I really like them.  They are great for a casual outfit or even a dressy outfit! You can wear them with skin jeans and a cute top or with dress pants.  You can pair these revas with a ton of outfits.  A perfect staple for your wardrobe. 

5. Jack Rogers Classic Navajos. These are my favorite sandals during the spring and summer.  I bought a pair of platinum Jack Rogers and they went with everything.

6. Sebago Boat Shoes. I enjoy wearing boat shoes.  I wear them with jeans, khakis, corduroy skirts, and shorts.

7. Asics. These are my favorite brand for running shoes.  I have worn these since middle school.  I was in Cross Country and these were my favorite.  I also wore this brand for my track spikes.

What are your favorite shoes?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

{image found on the web}
"Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."  - Luke 2:10

Merry Christmas to you and your family! 

God Bless, 

Monday, December 24, 2012

It's Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve, bloggers! 

Celine and I would like to share this beautiful video of the 
Trans-Siberian Orchestra _ Full Christmas Canon Children's Choir! 

This video is one of our favorite Christmas videos and it's a beautiful song. 

We hope you enjoy it and we hope you have a lovely Christmas Eve with family. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Daily Prayer

(Adapted from the Universal Prayer attributed to Pope Clement XI)

Lord, I believe in you, increase my faith. 
I trust in you, strengthen my trust
I love you, let me love you more and more. 
I am sorry for my sins, deepen my sorrow

I offer my thoughts: to be fixed on you;
my words: to have you for their theme
my actions: to reflect my love for you
my sufferings: to be endured for your greater glory

I want to do what you ask of me: in the way that you ask
for as long as you ask, because you ask it. 

Lord, enlighten my understanding
strengthen my will
purify my heart
and make me holy

Help me to conquer anger with gentleness
greed by generosity
apathy with fervor
help me to forget myself and reach out towards others.

Teach me to realize that this world is passing, 
that my future is the happiness of Heaven
that life on earth is short
and the life to come eternal

Lead me safely through the life to the endless joys of eternity. Amen. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday.

God Bless,

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Pajamas

Yesterday, our family was on a hunt for Christmas Eve pajamas.
Our family is pretty funny when it comes to Christmas traditions. 
We always tend to add some here and there as well as subtract some. 
This year we have decided to add the Christmas Eve pajamas to our new Christmas traditions. 

First, we headed to Target to look at their pajamas,
but options were limited and they were out of a lot of sizes. 
So, we decided to head on over to the mall and this is what we found: 
Christmas Pajamas
We found these cute pajamas at Victoria Secret. 
They are the Dreamer Flannel Pajamas. 

Do you receive pajamas on Christmas Eve?

Friday, December 21, 2012

Fashion Friday

Hi Bloggers! 
Today is Fashion Friday. :]
I really enjoy monograms. 
You name it: shirts, sweaters, coffee cups, etc
I thought I would share a few of my favorites that I've seen on the web. 

1. Recipe Cards by 
2. iPhone Case by Personalized From Me to You
3. Monogram Necklace by Personalized From Me to You
4. Monogram Bracelet by Swell Caroline
5. Monogram Blanket by Pottery Barn
6. Monogram Anchor Tee by Sweet Tea Monograms

What are your favorite monogram items? 
Hope y'all have a wonderful day. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thankful Thursday

We hope everyone is having a wonderful Thursday! 
This week we are thankful for....

We are thankful for family.  
We are currently on break so we are all together.  
It is always wonderful just spending time with your family. 

We are thankful for SEEK conference. 
It's coming up and we are so excited. 
It's going to be a great conference and 
we are blessed that we are going to see a lot of our friends
 that we haven't seen in awhile. 

We are thankful for nail polish. 
A week ago we went to go get our nails painted with our mom. 
We all chose this color: 
{bogota blackberry by OPI}
It's a beautiful maroon color. 
Perfect for fall and winter. 

We are thankful for our Uncle. 
He bought us these amazing ballet flats over thanksgiving. 

We are thankful for great quotes. 
"Wherever there is love, there is a trinity: 
a lover, a beloved, and a fountain of love."
 _ Saint Augustine

What are you thankful for this Thursday?

Have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

:) Happy Wednesday

Hello Bloggers! 

I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday today. 

Today, my sister and I went shopping for our mom.  We bought her Hunter Boots! 
We both have Hunter Boots and she loves them.  So, we decided to chip in together
and get her some lovely boots.  

Check them out below

Pinned Image 

Pinned Image 

Hope you all are doing well.  

God Bless, 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Movies

I enjoy watching Christmas Movies. 
I am currently watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. 

In this movie, I really like when Charlie Brown screams "does anyone know what Christmas is about?"
Then, Linus tells Charlie Brown that Christmas is all about Jesus Christ and celebrating his birth.
(Luke 2:9-11)

Here are some of my favorite Christmas movies: 


{The Santa Clause}

{Jack Frost (1979)}

{The Grinch}

What are your favorite Christmas movies?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Music Monday

Hello, Bloggers! 

Here is a song by City and Colour called The Girl.  
I enjoy this song and hope you all like it. 

Happy Monday! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

On the 12th Day of Christmas

Just recently, we found out that the Twelve Days of Christmas has a Catholic background.  It was originally created in England to help young Catholics learn their faith. In the time that it was created, Catholics could not have anything in writing about the faith or they would have been killed. The song helped them remember significant aspects of the Catholic faith. 


1 Partridge in a Pear Tree = Jesus Christ, Son of God
2 Turtle Doves = The Old and New Testaments
3 French Hens = Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues
4 Calling Birds = the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
5 Golden Rings = The first Five Books of the Old Testament, the "Pentateuch", which gives the history of man's fall from grace.
6 Geese A-laying = the six days of creation
7 Swans A-swimming = the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments
8 Maids A-milking = the eight beatitudes
9 Ladies Dancing = the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit
10 Lords A-leaping = the ten commandments
11 Pipers Piping = the eleven faithful apostles
12 Drummers Drumming = the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle's Creed

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Advent Season! 

God Bless, 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy Feast Day!

Hello All! 

Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe!

Image found online.

O Immaculate Virgin, Mother of the true God and Mother of the Church!, who from this place reveal your clemency and your pity to all those who ask for your protection, hear the prayer that we address to you with filial trust, and present it to your Son Jesus, our sole Redeemer.
Mother of Mercy, Teacher of hidden and silent sacrifice, to you, who come to meet us sinners, we dedicate on this day all our being and all our love. We also dedicate to you our life, our work, our joys, our infirmities and our sorrows. Grant peace, justice and prosperity to our peoples; for we entrust to your care all that we have and all that we are, our Lady and Mother. We wish to be entirely yours and to walk with you along the way of complete faithfulness to Jesus Christ in His Church; hold us always with your loving hand.
Virgin of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas, we pray to you for all the Bishops, that they may lead the faithful along paths of intense Christian life, of love and humble service of God and souls. Contemplate this immense harvest, and intercede with the Lord that He may instill a hunger for holiness in the whole people of God, and grant abundant vocations of priests and religious, strong in the faith and zealous dispensers of God’s mysteries.
Grant to our homes the grace of loving and respecting life in its beginnings, with the same love with which you conceived in your womb the life of the Son of God. Blessed Virgin Mary, protect our families, so that they may always be united, and bless the upbringing of our children.
Our hope, look upon us with compassion, teach us to go continually to Jesus and, if we fall, help us to rise again, to return to Him, by means of the confession of our faults and sins in the Sacrament of Penance, which gives peace to the soul.
We beg you to grant us a great love for all the holy Sacraments, which are, as it were, the signs that your Son left us on earth.
Thus, Most Holy Mother, with the peace of God in our conscience, with our hearts free from evil and hatred, we will be able to bring to all true joy and true peace, which come to us from your son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns for ever and ever.

- Prayer from Blessed Pope Paul II   
found on

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Army/Navy Game

This past Saturday, I attend the Army/Navy Football Game. 
It was such a great game. 

The Navy FOCUS team was able to get tickets. 
Here is a picture of us at the game:

I found these pictures below on the United States Naval Academy Facebook page: 
 The midshipmen have won the Army/Navy game 11 years in a row.

This is an image of the 13th Company at the Academy.  
Ever year, the 13th company runs up the ball from Annapolis to Philadelphia. 

The final score: Navy 17 Army 13

Monday, December 10, 2012

Music Monday

Hilarious video from FOCUS missionaries at NDSU. 


Friday, December 07, 2012

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Happy Wednesday

“God doesn’t ask that we succeed in everything, but that we are faithful. 
However beautiful our work may be, let us not become attached to it. 
Always remain prepared to give it up, without losing your peace.” 
– Blessed Mother Teresa
Blessed Mother Teresa is a woman whom I will always admire.  
A woman who continues to inspire me long after she has left 
this Earth.  She is a women of great knowledge, of great peace, and
has an incredible friendship with Jesus.  

She is a great example of an honorable woman that strived to 
serve God above all things.  She shared God's love with 
all those she met and through her struggles she continued to glorify God. 

I  believe that life will give us many struggles.  I believe that others will 
question our faith and pressure us to desire worldly things. We must continue to stand 
strong and believe in God with all our hearts, and our minds.  I pray that others 
will come to know the love of Jesus and desire Him with all their hearts. 

God will provide for all that we need and in the times of struggle, may we look to Him. 

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Power of Prayer!

Matthew 21:22 
And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.

{a picture I took in Pennsylvania at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine}

Have a wonderful day! 

God Bless, 

Monday, December 03, 2012

Music Monday

Hello Bloggers, 

I hope you all are doing well and had a fantastic weekend. 

Today is MUSIC Monday. :] Yes, it is a great day to listen to new music
and hopefully you all can tell me what you like to listen to. 

Here is Beta Radio with Either Way: 

Check it out & Tell me what you think

Also, today is St. Francis Xavier Feast Day!  
St. Francis Xavier, pray for us!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Happy Advent!

Happy First Sunday of Advent! 
Let us all prepare for Christmas.

"Father in heaven, our hearts desire the warmth of your love 
and our minds are searching for the light of your Word.
 Increase our longing for Christ our Savior
 and give us the strength to grow in love, that the dawn of his coming 
may find us rejoicing in his presence 
and welcoming the light of his truth. 
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen." [prayer link]

God Bless,