February 14, 2013

Lent 2013

Lent is underway folks and I am pretty excited to dive in, which is so nice because I can't say that I have felt like taking a swim during lent in a long time. 

Matt had the great idea of together giving up night time TV.  
Last night was the first of 40 quiet nights in our home. And let me tell you, Oh-it-was-glorious. We cleaned (always cleaning first), talked, caught up, read, played with Hope, and went to bed.
It felt like it should be, not just talking between commercials or stopping mid sentence in order to focus on our drama show of the night.
We were just together.
It felt like how it might of been in the olden days when the couple sat by the fire after the kids went to bed, the wife knitting and the husband smoking a cigar. (We did neither of those things, but it still felt like that.) 

I am also giving up all things sweet and taking quiet time with God everday. 

And last but not least, my sweet and holy father in law, who is also my life coach by calling me once week with an amazing pep talk on life, told me to find one thing each day during lent to focus on that I am thankful for and to make that thanksgiving a prayer to God.
So, today I am thankful for my Matthew, you are the best valentine I could ever ask for. I don't know how I would live life without you. Sappy, but true

This is how she rolled at Ash Wednesday Mass. 


  1. Oh Iove it! What a great idea for Lent - finding something you are thankful for. Do you take a break on Sundays from the fasting? I know some families do, some don't.
    And I'm trying not to get too sappy along with you!

    1. I'm not sure about taking a break on sundays. I think so, since matt always says every sunday is a feast day, celebrating the Resurrection :).

      Yeah, Matt's dad is awesome!

  2. I'm thinking with no tv at night, we should be expecting Baby Boda in 9ish months?? Ha! That's a great Lenten sacrifice, and one I am too weak to make.

    1. Lol!! I was thinking the same thing, but Hope is only 4 months old- hopefully we are in the safe zone. Tv is good NFP!

  3. I love the idea of finding something each day to be thankful for! That is such a good Lenten thing. Giving up TV is also a great Lenten sacrifice...I love it. LOL at the TV as NFP thing..so funny. I have a friend (with 11 kids) who once replied "If TV is better than it, you aren't doing it right." after some stranger said something to them like "Don't you have a TV" after seeing all their kids. LOL


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