Wednesday, December 24, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!! I'm going to Midnight Mass, and I just wanted to wish everyone the Merriest of Merry Christmases!! God bless you all on the night of His humble birth!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pirate Rum Cake

This is hilarious!!! We received it through an email, and I was seriously rolling on the floor laughing!!!! I changed the title of the recipe, too.


1 or 2 quarts Rum 1 c. butter
1 tsp sugar 2 lg. eggs
1 c. dried fruit baking soda
1 tsp soda lemon juice
Brown sugar nuts

Before you start, sample the Rum to check for quality. Good isn’t it? Now go ahead! Select a large mixing bowl, meas. Cup, etc. Check the Rum again. It must be right. To be sure the Rum is of highest quality, pour one level cup of Rum into a glass and drink it as fact as you can. Repeat. With an electric mixer beat 1 c. of butter in a large fluffy boul. Add 1 seaspoon of thugar and beat again. Mennwhile, make sure that the Rum is of the finest quality. Try another cup. Open the second qt if necessary. Add 2 arge leggs, 2 cups fried druit and beat till high. If druit gets stuck in the beaters, just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the Rum again, checking for tonscisticity. Next sift 3 cups of pepper or salt (it really doesn’t matter). Sample the Rum again. Sift ½ pint of lemon juice. Fold in chopped butter and strained nuts. Add 1 babblespoon of brown thugar or whatever color you can find. Wix mel. Grease oven and turn cake pan to 350 gredecs. Now pour the whole mess into the boven and ake. Check the Rum again and go to bed.

Note: Serve lots of Hot coffee to your guests.

What did y'all think? *starts laughing hysterically*

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


By request, a friend of mine wanted pictures and names of my brothers they are Rachel!!! I'll put them in order of their ages.

Danny (I just had to put two pics of him!)

David (that's washable marker on his face)

Tony (that's before he had his summer hair cut)

Gaby (isn't he precious?)

Thank you Clare for awarding me this!!
And I herby award:
and Paul

Monday, December 15, 2008


I decided to change up again.....I am very fickle. I changed my formatting and decided to change the title of my blog.....yet again. I would reeeealy appreciate any suggestions for a title. My formatting has some purple for Advent, and I changed up my "About Me" spot a little bit. ;)

What a week!

Jello!!! Sorry I haven't written for a long time....I've been waaaay busy!!! Here was my schedule this past week:

Mon-Wen: School

Thursday: Shcool and play practice

Friday: School, clean the house, have company to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe, and then stay up till 1:30 in the morning watching "Boys Town".

Sat: Baked all day for a wedding shower on Sunday, plan CCD class, take a shower, bed by 10:30

Sunday (this is the hard day): Up at 6 am, dress, load everything in the car, go to 7:55 Mass, teach CCD, Benediction, from 10:30-3:00 we prepared the Church Hall for the Wedding Shower, we set tables, prepared food, rearranged things, set up the tea cup table (the shower was a kind of tea party theme, and each person got to pick their own unique cup and matching saucer, and and take it home with them), go through instructions, 3:00-5:30 we greeted and served guests, handled the presents, everyone left and we washed dishes, put away food, cleared tables, put away candles and other tables setting stuff, and then proceeded to leave and collapse in bed!

What a day!!! If it hadn't been for the clock in the Hall, I would have sworn we were there until midnight! But in reality we were at Church for 12 hours that day and we left around 8pm. *sigh* Well, at least the engaged couple, David and Karly, were pleased. They both attende Ave Maria college in FL, and are a perfect example of an engaged couple: they have their relationship centered around Christ! Well, TFN!!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Chastity is a Lifestyle

(A poem by an unwed teen mother)

Chastity... the key toHeaven's Gate.
Chastity, if he really loves you, he'll wait.
It's all about the truth, love and understanding.
If he really respected you, he wouldn't be so demanding.

Don't be fooled by Satan's schemes.
A lot of hings can happen. Know what I mean?
Don't give in to every word he says.
'Cause you'll be miserable for the rest of your days.

Trust in the Lord and never lose your faith.
Just wait for the time He sends your mate.
But if you think you've found him, and you think it's true,
The only way to tell is if he waits for you.

So if he has any plans to leave and walk out the door,
Let him go and remember, you're worth waiting for.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Dear Readers,
I recently read a post on a Catholic blog that disturbed me so here is my reply to that post:

Dear Grace,
I recently read your post titled “Our Lady of Medjugorje is FAKE! -Why?”, and I was deeply concerned and disturbed, because my family firmly believes in the apparitions of the Blessed Mother in Medjugorje, and I would like to correct some of the information in your post, and at the same time tell you why I believe in Our Lady of Medjugorje.

First of all, no Pope has ever proclaimed Medjugorje fake. It’s a fact. No where is there a written document or proclamation, from the Vatican, condemning Medjugorje or prohibiting private pilgrimages. Proof: “When, some time ago, the news was spread that Vatican had forbidden pilgrimages to Medjugorje, the spokesman of the Holy See Joaquin Navarro-Valls declared: ‘You cannot say people cannot go there until it has been proven false. This has not been said, so anyone can go if they want.’” (Catholic News Service 21.8.1996.)

One thing you said was: “In 1985 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger – now Pope Benedict – banned pilgrimages to the site, but this has been widely ignored.” First of all, Cardinal Ratzinger never banned pilgrimages; and even if he had, he had no authority to, since he was not the Pope, and not even the bishop of the area! As a matter of fact, he spoke positively about it: “Concerning Medjugorje, the Cardinal – now the Pope – Joseph Ratzinger spoke very positively about it in his book if interviews “Zur Lage des Glaubens” published in 1986. There is an interview about the situation of faith in the Church and in the world, where he speaks positively about Medjugorje as a place of prayer, a place where people are converted, spurred by Mary, our Mother.”

Another reason to believe in Medjugorje is that our most beloved, Pope John Paul II supported it. In a private conversation with the visionary Mirjana Soldo the Pope said: "If I were not Pope I would already be in Medjugorje confessing.”(1987) Also, in Feb. 1995, Pope John Paul II, in response to a question asked by the Archbishop of Asuncion, La Paz, Bolivia, said "Authorize everything that regards Medjugorje.” In addition, he said, "Medjugorje is a great center of spirituality.” This was the Holy Father's comment during a February 1990 conversation, as reported by Bishop Murilo Krieger, Auxiliary Bishop of Florianopolis, Brazil, made prior to His Grace's fourth Medjugorje pilgrimage. The Holy Father assented to Bishop Krieger's request and gave his papal blessing to the visionaries (National Catholic Register, April 29, 1990). Now if Pope John Paul II gave his Papal blessing to the visionaries, that’s enough to convince me it is authentic!

One last reason involves a personal experience by my mom. My family was attending a Medjugorje Conference in California, and Our Lady was appearing to Ivan Dragicevic in a room (and my dad was working as security, so he was blessed to be in the room at the time). A crowd was around the door to the room (my sister and I were right by the door and my mom was about 20-30 feet away), and when a lady opened the door (from the inside) to tell the crowd that Mary was appearing, my mom “felt a cool, fresh breeze of air and smelled roses”. My mom looked around quickly and no roses were anywhere in sight, and since it passed so suddenly, it was not perfume, and she even asked a person next to her if he smelt roses, to which he replied, “No.” And I will have you know that my mom has an extremely sensitive nose! My sister also smelt the roses. So, there is first hand proof of Mary appearing to one of the visionaries, Ivan.

Now, if you still decide not to believe in the apparitions of Medjugorje, that’s fine, but please do not write, proclaim, or say that it is false! Until the Vatican has made an official statement that Medjugorje is false, people are allowed to believe in and make pilgrimages to Medjugorje!

Thank you and God bless,
Victoria M.

May I humbly submit to you that we avoid the criticism of spiritual events which have affected so many thousands of lives with a deeper faith; the evil one is active at moments of great grace. Our Lord tells us you shall know a tree by its fruit: look at the great fruit of Medjugorje!! No example you can give hides the great light of grace which has illuminated thousands of changed lives turned to Christ. If there are any dark shadows, clouds of misunderstanding, the dust of doubt, the evil one is surely there. Beware! Be sure of your sources of information, and avoid a spirit of critical judgment which tears down and gives scandal. Sometimes we seek to spread truth and stop what we perceive as error, but we might be in fact spreading error and stifling God’s great work. Pray for a spirit of understanding and read for yourself the sweet messages of your Mother calling her children to a greater faith in her Son.

God bless,
Vicki’s Mom

First Week of Advent

I should have posted this sooner. *blushes*

"Advent" does not mean "expectation", as some may think. It is a translation of the Greek word parousia which means "presence" or, more accurately, "arrival", i.e., the beginning of a presence. In antiquity the word was a technical term for the presence of a king or ruler and also of the god being worshiped, who bestows his parousia on his devotees for a time. "Advent", then, means a presence begun, the presence being that of God. Advent reminds us, therefore, of two things: first, that God's presence in the world has already begun, that he is present though in a hidden manner; second, that his presence has only begun and is not yet full and complete, that it is in a state of development, of becoming and progressing toward its full form. His presence has already begun and we, the faithful, are the ones through whom he wishes to be present in the world. Through our faith, hope, and love he wants his light to shine over and over again in the night of the world... That night is "today" whenever the "word" again becomes "flesh" or genuine human reality. "The Christ child comes" in a real sense whenever human being act out of authentic love for the Lord.
~ Benedictus: Day by Day with Pope Benedict XVI

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

No, I am not drinking, wine, champagne, or any other alcoholic's Sparkling Apple Cider, and soooo good! :) Sorry it took me so long to post this! We had a marvelous, white Thanksgiving and were stuffed from all the good food! I hope your Thanksgiving was just as pleasant.

Here is a couple of pictures of my brother who decided to be Frodo (despite his height), in a family play. Isn't he cute? Lol!

The ring didn't show very well in this one.

Frodo and a rather long Sting.

This pic was an attempt to make him look shorter. *shrugs*
Hobbit feet!!! You can't see it that well, but his legs are reeeeeally hairy! Haha!