This past weekend I decided to make some NFP buttons that people could share on their blog. I want to link them to a totally bitchin' NFP website though. So I have two favors to ask: 1) Go check out the buttons and let me know what you think, which ones your love and which ones you hate. 2) Let me know what your favorite NFP site is. Thanks team!
Discount Catholic Products and she answered that very question. Also along the topic of NFP posts, go check out Michelle and Rebecca's joint post about their NFP stories. They are beautifully brave and honest stories about their road to practicing NFP. Also, if you feel called to share your story they're hosting a link up so that you can post yours. Definitely go read it and think about adding your story. The more women sharing their positive success story with NFP the less crazy all of us look for using it. It's a win-win. :)
For those of you who aren't Catholic and/or didn't see all the people with dirty foreheads walking around this Wednesday: Lent started. I read this fantastic post about what Lent is not this week and this part just spoke to me:
"Lent is not about making ourselves miserable, proving to God how much we love him, or walking around in sackcloth and ashes. It's about re-orienting our lives towards the most important goal: Heaven."
We need to focus on making ourselves better through Christ by joining our sufferings with his. It still shocks me that it's not by giving up chocolate and then every time some one offers you chocolate you scream at them "GET BEHIND ME SATAN!"
This was a big week for my family. Monday was Steven's birthday. He turned 26 this week and hates it. I know most people have a mid life crisis but Steven is definitely having a quarter life crisis. He hates his birthday for the past two weeks I kept hearing "I can't believe I'm almost 26! I'm closer to 30 than 20 now!" It doesn't help that I'm only 23 and love rubbing it in. :)
Anyways, we celebrated this past weekend by going to his Grandpa's house and spending the day with him and his whole family. Our nieces and nephew were there and they are the cutest. The girls are 3 and they're at the perfect age of being fun and liking us and you never know what they're going to say. Aren't they the cutest?
The other big thing was that it was my parent's dog Webster's birthday. Yes, I know some people think it's silly to celebrate birthdays of dogs (my dad being one of them) but we do it. He gets a bag of fancy bones and one of the cans of soft dog food and nobody's hurt. Anyways, we adopted him three years ago Tuesday and if any of you have parents whose house is empty now because the kids left (or going to be in a couple of years) get them a dog. It's good for the dog and for them, trust me.
|Webster dressed up for his birthday.|
My mom and sister are coming up this weekend to go thrifting with me. Although I think I bought everything at all the thrift stores this Monday because they all had President's days sales. For those of you wondering, I got my Coach purse! I was thrilled, although that did mean I had to wait outside in the cold for 20 minutes for the store to open so I could have a good spot in line. And in case you're wondering how embarrassing it is to wait outside for a thrift store to open, it's not at all because I got a $40 Coach purse. Booyah!
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