Sunday, January 12, 2014

One Year Anniversary- Top Ten Posts!

Exactly one year ago today, I published my first post and started my blogging adventure! I've had a lot of fun and I hope all of you out there who are reading have been enjoying it too. In honor Rose's Supposes one year anniversary I've decided to highlight my top ten posts from my first year of blogging.

#1: Saints, Saints, Who do you see?
This was an Easter gift for my son last year. A take on the children's classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? There's a host of our family's favorite saints all praying for each other and for us! I used artwork from the Nippert and Co. Artworks Faith Keepers series.  A big shout out to Jennifer from Catholic Inspired who shared this on her blog which played a huge part in making this my #1 most popular post for the year!

# 2: Saints Matching Game
A birthday gift for my son last year, and my first blog post after my welcome message one year ago, I had just discovered the adorable saint images from Happy Saints and put them to use making this memory game. Thanks to Happy Saints creator Victor Teh for sharing and helping to make this post so popular!

#3:  Rosary Flipbook
Another project made popular by being shared with Happy Saints fans. It was also the first thing I posted on Rose's Suppoes facebook page! I used the Happy Saints Rosary e-book to make a booklet that aids in praying the rosary.

#4: Stations of the Cross Picture Pull
It looks like Happy Saints really helps make things popular! I used the Stations of the Cross e-book to create this project for a children's Stations of the Cross that can be done sitting at the kitchen table.

#5: St. Lawrence Day Cookout
My family had a cookout on the feast of St. Lawrence with my dad and stepmom. As a family who loves to tell jokes, we appreciate this saint's sense of humor. On the menu were venison burgers, grilled veggies, and grilled fruit sundaes.

#6: Dr. Seuss Celebration
On Dr. Suess' birthday in March I posted pictures from my son's 1 year old birthday party which was Green Eggs and Ham themed. This is one of my favorite cakes I've decorated! On the menu were green deviled eggs, baked ham, broccoli salad, pineapple boats, parker house rolls, and a cheese and cracker platter.

#7: Arroz con Pollo for St. Josemaria Escriva
This recipe for rice and chicken from my Puerto Rican great-grandmother is one of my most re-pinned items on Pinterest. A family favorite I've enjoyed since childhood, we made it on the feast of St. Josemaria Escriva, even though he's Spanish.

 #8: Dinner for St. Gemma
St. Gemma has proved to be a great saint for our family. My husband had severe back problems this year, and was able to get treatment and feel much better! For her feast day we had spinach alfredo lasagna with chicken and red peppers, and a chocolate cake decorated with the symbol for the Passionist order.

  #9: St. John Bosco Sticks
When I was working a long term sub job at a small Catholic school I quickly learned that the kids got very excited for lunch when it was Bosco Stick day, Bosco sticks being a cheese filled breadstick. When I was presenting the saint of the day, St. John Bosco, they asked if Bosco Sticks were named after him. This experience had me making my own homemade version of Bosco Sticks for his feast day. Though it turns out there is a connection between the saint and the Bosco Stick pizza company!

#10: Joking Around with St. Jane Frances de Chantal
There's no recipe or craft with this one, just a reflection on an amazing saint I discovered this year. Also included are some of my family's favorite bad jokes, thanks to a quote from one of St. Jane's friends. "Even stupid jokes were funny when she told them."

Saturday, January 4, 2014

5th Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated five years of marriage! We were able to spend some time away from the house and really reconnect. It was very nice and very needed. We'll have to make sure that one of our new year's resolutions is to spend more one on one time with each other! The past five years have had their ups and downs, but my husband is an amazing man and I wouldn't trade any of our time together for anything.

I was thinking about what I could do for him for this special anniversary, and when I heard this song at a recent Hanson concert, (have I ever mentioned I'm a bit of a Fanson?), I knew it would be perfect for a video highlighting our journey together. We've been married for five years, but our journey started ten years ago on the high school drumline. He played the snare drum, I played the bass, and so a wonderful life together began. He's a wonderful husband and father, and I thank God that he came into my life.

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