Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Friday, February 18, 2011



52 weeks of daily life in pictures: trials and celebrations, 
the extraordinary and mundane -- 
whatever is unique to the week. 
Join me if you like.

After 25 years my beloved has learned that the way to my heart is not chocolate, but cake. This Panettone was delicious. The chocolates also came, later.

Love cards, homemade.

 The way to my beloved's heart -- a new beer to taste.

Table for two teenage sweethearts. 
Private, romantic, but under mama's watchful eye.

Saints of the month -- putting an old decoration to new use all year long.
 Birthday weather nice enough for skating and cycling.

The gift of a sewing basket -- such a big girl gift.

And a new desk.

Talking on the phone (with grandpa) --- a glimpse of the future?


"I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies.
To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul."
 ~ St. Thérèse



Below you'll find a linky list because so many lovely women decided to join me in my 52 Weeks project. There are no rules (except the two below) -- if you want to start your 52 Weeks this week, go for it! I will keep the links up until next Wednesday, so you have almost a week to do it.

(1) Make sure you copy and paste the URL of your 52 Weeks blog post ( and not your main blog URL). You could also use of Flickr photo page if that's how you do things.
(2) Include a link back here in your blog post or flickr photo page.



  1. I really like your idea to keep the pics out all months of the saints. I usually have the pic up for only one day. Great great idea!

    UGH...not sure I am ready to have my son date. Those two plates have the look of love....oh I am so not ready. I would have a third plate for me! hee hee

  2. I, too, like the idea of displaying the month's saints!

    And I should send you that list of beers that was in the beer bucket for the silent auction. It was a hit, with several beers from around the world! You would have so many to choose from when giving future way-to-the-heart gifts to your DH =)

  3. Great pics! I love the look on Peach's face upon opening the sewing basket gift! And yes, on the phone at her desk is indeed a glimpse into the future. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Great holy card idea!

    Wow, can't believe it's that much warmer there, no snow!! Glad Peach had a wonderful birthday!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Love the continual prayer candle centerpiece with holy cards surrounding the glowing candlelight! Cute dinner table for the watchful momma to create. Loved the photo of Faith on the phone but had to have a little giggle because these days it seems our kids prefer to text than speak to a real person, so we are on the use our voices rather than our finger mantra for our teen's communicating preferences over here. :) Love the St. Valentine's Day theme. So cute. BUT REALLY; Yeah! What's up with no snow? :))

  6. Your Saint centerpiece inspired me to take out my similar votive centerpiece and simplify my dining table. I like the saint picture idea and may try that, too!

  7. I too am inspired by your candle "remembrance" center piece, and I am wondering how you have the picture wires attached. I can't really make it out from the photo. Thanks!

  8. happytalk,
    I bought some aluminum wire at the hardware store (something with a light enough gauge that it bends fairly easily but heavy enough to stand up straight) and wrapped it around the base of the votive older a few times. Then pulled the wire straight up and made a coil to hold the cards.

  9. Thank you for the votive holder directions! Do you know of any Catholic grandmother blogs?

  10. Do you know Leila? She's full of good stuff and she just became a grandma!


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