Friday, March 30, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday (Take 52)

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My cousin and his fiancée asked me and David to be the godparents of their daughter, who is almost exactly one month younger than Lucia.  I started crying when he asked.  Having grown up in a small family (he is my only first cousin), he was more like an older brother to me.  We won’t be able to attend the baptism, but we will get to meet our sweet goddaughter in May when we fly to Arizona for my brother-in-law’s wedding.  What makes it even more special is that we are my grandfather’s godparents, so my Papa and his great granddaughter have the same godparents – too cool!  (My grandparents were so happy they were almost in tears when I told them).

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Have you heard the news that there is an #iuseNFP website in the works?  It’s not up and running yet, but you can follow on twitter, Facebook, or the rss feed to be notified when it is.  My #cathsorority friends, Katie (of NFP and Me) and Kayla (of The Alluring World) are the geniuses behind the project, so if you have any suggestions of what you would like to see on the site (or what you would like to win in the launch giveaway), head over to their blogs or contact them through twitter or Facebook and let them know.

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Ladies, do you let your husband “be the man”?  This is something I’ve been struggling with and I’d love if you'd hope over to my post and chime in!

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I finally took the plunge and made a Facebook page for Catholic Newlywed.  I’m really excited about it, because Facebook makes conversing back and forth so easy and is a place where I can quickly post great articles, blog posts, and other resources I find online without having to make an entire blog post about it.  Won’t you “like” me?

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Lucia rolled over for the first time on Tuesday!  She rolled from her tummy to her back two times in a row and was quite scared by it.  I then ran and got the video camera and, of course, she didn’t roll over again. 

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I have some product reviews and giveaways in the works!  I’ve been talking to some companies and other bloggers and will soon be able to offer my readers my opinions on some great products as well as the chance to win some themselves!  This includes Catholic products, books, baby products, food, and more!  My main focus of this blog will continue to be my family, faith, and vocation as wife and mother, but I can’t pass up the opportunity to do a review or giveaway that relates to these topics now and then!  If you want to stay up on the contests I’m running, you can do so on my new Facebook page or follow me on twitter.

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Did you see the birth announcement wall print I made for Lucia?  I can’t wait to get it printed out and put it up on her wall.  Being not particularly crafty, it’s the first thing I’ve made for her (and hopefully not the last). 

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  1. Being a Godparent is so much fun. Pray, pray, pray for your little one. I am sure you have found Catholicicing. Every so often I print out a bunch of her crafts and materials and mail them to our Goddaughter. It is so special that she is close in age to Lucia.

  2. Congratulations on being a Godparent. :)  That's such a beautiful honor.
    And enjoy having a husband who wants to be a man! :)

  3. I meant to comment earlier in the week about your birth announcement sign for Lucia! Adorable!! You are more creative than you give yourself credit for!

    Yay for Lucia rolling over! The fun begins!! She's going to be doing all kinds of fun things, now! I just LOVE baby stages!

    I was honored to be my niece's (my sister's daughter) Godmother when I was just 17 years old! When my husband's sister had her son, she asked me to be his Godmother, too! I was so happy/honored/excited that I cried! My husband and I had only been married a few months and it felt so wonderful that she chose ME out of so many people that she knew! Such an awesome privilege and responsibility!

  4. I LOVE that birth announcement! It looks similar to all the "subway art" that has been floating around pinterest. I also love that you wrote "ten fingers and ten toes" 

    My catholic friends need to get married and have kids already so I can be a godparent :) unfortunately my sister probably won't have catholic babies :( sadness

  5. 1- Being a Godparent is so much fun. Congrats!
    2- Thank you so much for the shout out!! We're so excited about getting it up for the public! Lots of work to do still but we're making huge strides lately!
    5- You have a rolling baby!! How awesome. Go Lucia!

  6. The crafts idea is great! It will be a while before she's old enough for that, but I'm holding onto that idea!

  7. We chose my brother-in-law and his fiancee as the godparents of Lucia, and she was so honored and surprised since they weren't even married yet.  Now I know how amazing it feels to be asked!

  8.  Thanks, Beth Anne.  It is similar to subway art (which I've been meaning to try my and at also).


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