Monday, April 21, 2014

Currently {10}

Thinking about: The Easter Vigil! I know it's long, but it is my very favorite Mass of the year! I remember going when I was younger when my uncle joined the Church. I didn't go again until I "had to" when I worked for the Church. The first time I experienced the Easter Triduum as an adult was a life-changing "AHA" moment of my life. For the first time, everything I believed and wondered about the Church made sense. And, it is so beautiful to see people come into the Church. I must say I am a little envious of them. I obviously don't remember my baptism as an infant. I do remember being really excited to receive the Eucharist when I was 8, but didn't know why I was so excited. My Confirmation was a blur of adolescence. Watching people and their emotions as they enter our wonderful Church (by choice) is so inspiring to me. The Church gets so much bad press and there are people leaving every day, but on this one day of the year, all over the world, people are coming into the Church together, united as one. So amazing to me. 

Also, we were happy to celebrate Jason's 1st anniversary as a Catholic! A dear friend offered to watch Ted, so we actually had an Easter vigil date night. Not many people's idea of a great date, but it absolutely was to me! My husband is one of those new Catholics that I am in awe of. ;-)

Reading: Nothing...seriously. You would never know that I am an educator by my lack of discipline in reading. I'm not even going to pretend I am still reading Love and Respect because it's Just. Not. Happening.

Listening To: I love, love, love Easter music. Christ is Risen is probably my favorite.

Watching (wanting to): Trial of Labor. I am trying to track down this documentary that follows 4 women attempting a VBAC. Anyone know where I can find it?! 

Thankful for: So many things...but this week I am focusing on this little man who is almost one! I cannot believe it's been a year since we were here. It's been amazing to say the least. I love watching him grow and learn so much every day. I know babies are happy, but I never knew they were this happy! His laugh...his smile...his silliness...melts my heart all day long! 

 One year ago! Jason joining the Church! Happy Anniversary babe!

 Ted "reading"

 Early birthday present from his Godparents!

 Easter Toms :)

 Learning about Easter from his cousin

Happy Easter!


  1. Kellie~
    I'm so happy to visit your blog...clicking over from the CWBN on FB.
    Your son is simply adorable. Love these pics! As well as your idea of a perfect date night at the wonderful is that?! Good for you!
    I did not get to put together a Currently;/day-book post this week,. but I love visiting others' posts!
    Thanks for a glimpse into your week!

  2. How lovely to celebrate one year of new life in such different ways:) I gave my kids shoes for Easter, too. I love knowing I'm not the only mom stuffing Easter baskets with boring practicalities!;)

  3. Love that Matt Maher song! He and his family were actually sitting behind us in the family room at Mass on Easter Sunday - too funny! (We live in Nashville, but hadn't seen him at our parish before.)

    I feel ya on the reading thing! I definitely do not have time to read nearly as much as I'd like. Thankful that my Kindle has a text-to-speech feature so I can listen on my commute home from work!

  4. Such a beautiful family. Congratulations on your husbands 1yr anniversary. I to enjoy the vigil. I thank God for my baptism, First Communion and Confirmation, but I wish I could get a re-do as an adult that now loves and understands her faith so much more.

  5. Love your perspective on the vigil mass and couldn't agree more. It's a special sort of grace in the church during the most holiest of services! Happy anniversary to Jason and soon to be happy birthday to your sweet Ted! Can't wait to celebrate :)