Tuesday, November 10, 2009


On Halloween we took Jacobean trick-or-treating! It was the most fun we have ever had on Halloween! Jacob was hilarious...he was a puppy that my mom so graciously made for him. When we would go to a neighbors house Jacob would ring the door bell and when the door opened he would walk in! After he realized thats not how it was done he got the hang of what he should be doing. When the doorbell was pressed he would wait patiently for the door to open, yell trick-or-treat, put his hand out for candy, place it in his pumpkin pail and put his hand out for more. He lasted for almost an hour and would have continued to go on if it wasn't for mom and dad getting a little to cold. Baker was content in the moby the whole time! We can't wait till next Halloween with two running around!

I can do it too!

So today during nap time I was supposed to be doing a work out video when I got distracted by my friends blogs. I got to thinking I can do it too, if other moms can do it then what is keeping me from blogging...so here I go!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Leadership in the Mountains

Late January became a time for us to retreat to the mountains with all of our student leaders, give them some time away with their heavenly father, and give them some uplifting formation and evangelization/scripture training.

We began on a Friday leading off in prayer and talks on "Leaving the 99 for the 1," our theme that expresses the need for us to be going outside of ourselves and thinking beyond our friends to meet new students in need of our Lord. The next day was a time of prayer and the Sacraments again, and then a series of talks focusing in on the early Christian community and creating community (which I gave), being men and women (I addressed the men), and being leaders on campus, in Bible study and in Discipleship. Of course we gave the a little time to play in the afternoon. That night was a talk on the Mission of FOCUS, given by the FOCUS Director of Campus Ministry.

Sunday we were joined by our very own Denver Archbishop, his Excellency James Connelly, who prayed in an our of adoration with us and then celebrated Mass and joined us for lunch. It is great to see just how much the two Archbishops of Denver (Charles Chaput as well) care for the young people on college campuses and our efforts to reach them.

I've included some extra photos that were not in my most recent newsletter. Peace!