7 Quick Takes Friday - June 22, 2012 - We Have A Winner!

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Thanks to all who entered my giveaway! Winner will be announced in #7. ;-)

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I met with Heidi, Kara, my friend Luisa (along with most of our assorted children) on Saturday for another girl's night! After we ate, we went to watch the dancing fountains at the mall:

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In this picture, you can see my oldest three and Heidi's three boys.

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We had a lovely Father's Day. Collin woke to find gifts waiting for him:

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The kids gave him a new wallet, sorely needed (his current one is on its last legs). They picked it out themselves at Dillard's when we were at the mall on Saturday. He loved the slipcase ID compartment!

My gift to him was his very own St. Clare of Assisi Knights of Columbus polo shirt (sort of like this, only sans pocket and with the church name and council number embroidered on it as well). He'd been wanting one for quite a while and was thrilled to finally get it!

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To celebrate, we visited The Shrine of St. Joseph in Yarnell, AZ. It's basically an outdoor stations of the Cross, and absolutely beautiful. This was our first visit but definitely won't be our last. A few pictures:

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William contemplates the Agony in the Garden
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Jesus is taken down from the Cross
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The meditation for the above station

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After visiting the Shrine, we traveled up to Prescott, AZ and ate at the Prescott Brewing Company. Amazing food and amazing beer. I highly recommend it!

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Elanor continues to delight me with her family portrait creativity. A few days ago, she drew us all as cats, and helpfully put our first initials above the respective feline so we knew who was who:

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And now... the moment you've all been waiting for...

There were a total of 33 entries. I put them all in a numbered list format, and then used Random.org to pick an entry.


The winner of "A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms" is...


Congratulations, DeltaFlute, and thank you to everyone who entered!

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  1. Such cute drawings!

    I love those statues, wow! I didn't even know it existed I'll have to check it out sometime.

    1. A word of warning: there's a lot of climbing up stairs made from rock. There are handrails but you still need to go very slowly and carefully, especially if you have little ones along. Be sure to wear good shoes, too - I wore sandals and regretted it.

  2. Sounds like a great Father's Day. Can't wait to be a dad!

  3. Wow, the outdoor Stations look beautiful!! I'd love that!! What a blessing!


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