7 Quick Takes Friday - January 27, 2012

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Collin, the kids, and I went to the Phoenix March for Life last Sunday! About 700 people came out and we had a great time. It was so wonderful to be among such young, enthusiastic people all celebrating life! We met up with Kara, who wrote a great recap. Here are the pictures I took:

getting ready to go

starting out

Mommy's little pro-lifer :)

crowd shot at the rally

more of the crowd

love the balloons!

My Violet (in the stroller) with Kara's little Tessa

Here is our family (plus Kara's Amelia, lol) with Bishop Olmsted, such a holy man and a great warrior for life!
He thanked us for being a witness for families.

Bishop Olmsted's homily at the Mass prior to the March was fantastic, by the way.

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For an excellent recap of the non-coverage by the MSM, see Bad Catholic's Media Stupidity at the March for Life. At the Phoenix march, I saw a TV camera here and there but I didn't see any broadcast about it (if anyone knows otherwise, please inform me!).

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My grandmother arrives tomorrow! Yay! I should probably get around to taking my Christmas decorations down tonight... might be weird to walk into our house and see the Christmas tree up. :)

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This is going to be a great weekend to see family! On Sunday, two of Collin's aunts (one from ND, one from MN) will be in town, and we're going to meet up at the Surprise Community Park so we can visit while the kids run wild. I'm going to invite them over to see our house, too, as I don't believe either have ever been there. I can't wait!

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Elanor's been asking a lot of questions about death and dying lately. Anyone have a good book recommendation (preferably one with a Catholic perspective)?

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Gabriel was two months old yesterday! I can't believe it; time is just flying by. He has his two-month old well-baby checkup today. He's supposed to get vaccinations but I'm not sure if he will because he's had a bad runny nose the past day or two (yes, again - poor kid is only two months old but this is his second cold of his life!).

I was going to take a two month picture, but I forgot. I'll have to try and remember to do that tonight.

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My first week back at work has gone well - better than I expected, actually - so thank you for any and all prayers in that regard. I'm glad it's Friday, though, and I'm looking forward to sleeping in past 5am the next two days!

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  1. Such great photos, and I am so happy you get to see so many relatives!! Need more pics of Gabriel! (Peer pressure.)

  2. Man, so jealous of your local march. I didn't get to attend our local one (and yes, I'm the director of the group that organizes it!!) because Marshall had had his immunizations and was feeling yucky. Then of course I didn't go to DC with a 2 month old in the rain! Can't believe I missed everything this year!

  3. YAY for family coming!

    Yay for back fat in every picture I'm in! lol!

    Amelia and Lily are obsessed with death. I can't help you there, though.


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