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It's been quite a week. On New Year's Eve we got together with some old friends and it was great to see everybody again and to hear how their kids were doing. We were friends with these folks when we were single, they are Godparents to my kids and we all had our kids about the same time (my baby being the exception to the rule). Now one couple is waiting to be grandparents for the second time and for their daughter and the father of her kids to tye the knot. Another worried about their son who was driving to Houston to see his girlfriend. The daughter of the hosts was off to a party and her parents said she was hoping to go to medical school (she's a college junior). My college daughter spent the day blowing up balloons at Party City where she got her first job while on break. Hopefully they'll keep her on their list and she can work during other breaks and over the summer.
On New Year's Day my husband and I headed to my parents' house to pick up part of my inheritance. Isn't it pretty?
I got a lot of blogging done last weekend. One of my favorite authors is Lisa Samson and A Thing of Beauty is another winner in my book. Scott Hahn fans (and maybe even some of the rest of you) will enjoy Joy to the World. If you are looking for a daily devotional, check out Day by Day for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. He Leadeth Me is the spiritual story of an American priest who spend 25 years in the Soviet gulags. Teens Share the Mission is a series of reflections by teens on service to others.