Monday, March 30, 2015

Weekly Minutiae vol. 17~ Baby Bump, Feast of the Annunciation, and Palm Sunday

Just checking in here with a few little tidbits.
Just gonna go ahead and say that my little smile - no, it is not a grimace, it's a smile- is sincere... I was smirking at Anders who climbed up on a stool and photo-bombed my selfie.

I’ve been loving the book For the Life of the World by Alexander Schmemann, that I mentioned in my WM post last week.

A few good quotes:

Just brilliant.

so good.
Can you tell I like this book? :-)

We celebrated a wonderful Feast of the Annunciation on Wednesday night with Steak Frites- meaning, in our case, peppery steak served with restaurant-style french fries- corn on the cob, and Mexican street corn… recipe for street corn inspired by Taco Mamacita, and largely based  was Shauna’s recipe for Esquites in her book Bread and Wine.  Look!!! I used a real, live, actual recipe that I didn't make up or adapt/change for my own purposes!  Can you tell the page in Shauna's book is pretty dirty? ;)

We had Ginger Ale- a special treat for the kiddos- with dinner, and white/blonde oreo cookies for dessert. The whole thing was really good. We might try to do that again.

For Palm Sunday, I invited my two brothers for lunch- Uncle Eric and Uncle Evan, they are both local- and it was a wonderful celebration! Eric is a chef, and he made spicy sausage balls for us as hors d'oevres- they were so good! Evan (I'm sorry, yes this was the best we could do!) is an amazing tennis player, and former landscaping business owner (turned business coach? We shall see....) I don’t know why, but I love Palm Sunday, and I love it even more now. I always look forward to it. Maybe because the readings are very meaningful? And we sang some great hymns this year- "O Sacred Head Surrounded," among them. This marks our fourth year being in the Catholic Church (so hard to believe). We had ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans, with a chocolate trifle for dessert! So thankful for Uncles to share it with.
I can't believe this was two years ago! That baby in the picture is Madeleine! We were meeting my Aunt, Uncle, and maternal Grandma at Newk's to celebrate my 30th birthday. 
Sorry this WM is so short for today!

God bless and have a wonderful Easter holiday. :-)


Laura {a spoonful of joy} said...

What a cute bump! Love it.

Blessed Holy Week to you and your family.

Amanda Patten said...

Love the photo bomb! I'll have to check out that book! Would it be a good mom's group read?

Tacy said...

Aw thanks- you, too Laura!

Tacy said...

Amanda~ thanks! I love the book, although It is from an Orthodox perspective. So it is similar the Catholic opinion but there might be a better one for our mom's group?