7 Quick Takes Friday

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Ladies, what are you doing for Valentine’s Day? I know it falls on a Monday, so any festivities that take place during that weekend count.

We’ve never been really big on V-day, but I think of it as a nice occasion to do something special for/with Atticus. We’re going to have a date at home (because, what else do you do with a six week old around?) and that will be nice. A bottle of wine, some pasta.

Even though we’re boring, I love to hear about other people’s plans. Are you doing anything special with your sweetie or friends?

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Atticus is looking for a new suit. So I did a google search looking for tips for buying suits based around body type. I found this really neat website in the midst of my search; The Art of Manliness.

It’s a blog that has posts on various man topics. Atticus has liked reading it, and I’m enjoying it too! Your man might enjoy taking a gander.

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In light of the terribly sad situation involving Fr. Euteneuer (former director of Human Life International), I realized that I do not pray nearly enough for our priests. I am going to work on this.

There really is a spiritual battle taking place for all of our souls, and the devil is attacking our priests so much. They need a lot of prayers! St. Michael, pray for us.

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Tonight when I saw the weather report for the next week, I cried. I actually broke down and cried. Why? Because in the next seven days, it is going to snow, at least a little, every day but one. The one day that its not going to snow, it’s going to be a high of 20. Thus, the tears.

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God bless Pandora internet radio. I can stream it into the living room, and there’s something called “lullaby radio”. Maggie loves it, and I do too! There’s also several classical stations. And everything else. And it’s free.

Awesome.

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Maggie attended her first party last weekend! We went to my friend Julie’s bridal shower/bachelorette party. It was a lot of fun! We had a great meal, and told stories about Julie and her fiance. Then the group got dressed in costumes to go ice skating! Maggie and I headed home as the group went ice skating, but we had such a great time!

Here’s a picture of he with Atticus before we left:

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Have a great weekend folks! Head over to conversion diary for more quick takes!

  • http://www.rebecca-feelmylove.blogspot.com Rebecca

    We are pretty low-key for Valentine’s day too. We usually have our favorite wine and chocolate fondue with fruit, graham crackers, and marshmallows. We used to have an actual dinner too, but realized the best part was the dessert, so we just skip the main course and make a bigger pot of fondue.

    I love the new header! And that map is my desktop background at work – I feel you on the weather forecast – ugh!

  • http://www.rebecca-feelmylove.blogspot.com Rebecca

    We are pretty low-key for Valentine’s day too. We usually have our favorite wine and chocolate fondue with fruit, graham crackers, and marshmallows. We used to have an actual dinner too, but realized the best part was the dessert, so we just skip the main course and make a bigger pot of fondue.

    I love the new header! And that map is my desktop background at work – I feel you on the weather forecast – ugh!

  • http://michelle-endlessstrength.blogspot.com Michelle

    I honestly believe priests are under such continuous spiritual attack…the devil knows the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith and the devil would do anything to destroy our opportunity to celebrate and receive the Holy Eucharist. Praying for priests…

    Maggie is so adorable! What a precious baby girl.

    I’m sorry about the weather forecast…I’m not too happy about it either…

  • http://michelle-endlessstrength.blogspot.com Michelle

    I honestly believe priests are under such continuous spiritual attack…the devil knows the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith and the devil would do anything to destroy our opportunity to celebrate and receive the Holy Eucharist. Praying for priests…

    Maggie is so adorable! What a precious baby girl.

    I’m sorry about the weather forecast…I’m not too happy about it either…

  • http://morelikemary-morelikeme.blogspot.com Kaitlin @ More Like Mary

    Just noticing that Valentine’s Day will fall at the 6 week mark you…..Sounds like you don’t need to make any big plans 😉

    • spilisz08

      Ha! I showed your comment to Atticus and he laughed. A lot. Good one! :)

  • http://morelikemary-morelikeme.blogspot.com Kaitlin @ More Like Mary

    Just noticing that Valentine’s Day will fall at the 6 week mark you…..Sounds like you don’t need to make any big plans 😉

    • spilisz08

      Ha! I showed your comment to Atticus and he laughed. A lot. Good one! :)

  • Kristi Belcher

    I love Pandora too! I really like the Toddler Time radio for when Gabe is awake. He likes when I sing and dance with him

    You will learn sooner or later but Pandora is only free for 40 hours of playtime a month. So if you listen to it all day like I do, you will run out of playtime. I recommend registering several email accounts to avoid this problem.

  • Kristi Belcher

    I love Pandora too! I really like the Toddler Time radio for when Gabe is awake. He likes when I sing and dance with him

    You will learn sooner or later but Pandora is only free for 40 hours of playtime a month. So if you listen to it all day like I do, you will run out of playtime. I recommend registering several email accounts to avoid this problem.

  • http://www.jennalynnpresto.blogspot.com Jenny P.

    Your Maggie is cuter every day :)

    My husband loves Art of Manliness. He reads it every day. It even convinced him he needed a hat; like, a real hat. LOL. As for Valentines, I’ll be 29 weeks pregnant and have to work that day. I’m planning a quiet night involving take-out (or my hubby cooking).

  • http://www.jennalynnpresto.blogspot.com Jenny P.

    Your Maggie is cuter every day :)

    My husband loves Art of Manliness. He reads it every day. It even convinced him he needed a hat; like, a real hat. LOL. As for Valentines, I’ll be 29 weeks pregnant and have to work that day. I’m planning a quiet night involving take-out (or my hubby cooking).

  • http://thatmarriedcouple.blogspot.com/ That Married Couple

    1. We don’t have any V-day plans yet. I’m going to go old school and make Greg a mix cd as a gift, though! And our neighbor gave us a belated bottle of champagne as a baby gift, so maybe we’ll open that.

    2. That looks like something Greg would like.

    3. Ditto.

    4. I’m really ready for winter to be over, too!

    And I’m laughing at Kaitlin’s comment :)

  • http://thatmarriedcouple.blogspot.com/ That Married Couple

    1. We don’t have any V-day plans yet. I’m going to go old school and make Greg a mix cd as a gift, though! And our neighbor gave us a belated bottle of champagne as a baby gift, so maybe we’ll open that.

    2. That looks like something Greg would like.

    3. Ditto.

    4. I’m really ready for winter to be over, too!

    And I’m laughing at Kaitlin’s comment :)