Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Prayer To The Holy Innocents



A Prayer To The Holy Innocents
Holy Innocents, you died before you were old enough to know what life means, pray for all children who die young that God may gather them into His loving arms.

Holy Innocents, you were killed because one man was filled with hatred, pray for those who hate that God may touch their hearts and fill them with love.

Holy Innocents, you experienced a violent death, pray for all who are affected by violence that they may find peace and love.

Holy Innocents, your parents grieved for you with deep and lasting sorrow, pray for all parents who have lost young children that God may wrap a warm blanket of comfort around them.

Holy Innocents, those around you certainly felt helpless to prevent your deaths, pray for all who feel helpless in their circumstances that they may cling to God for courage and hope.

Holy Innocents, you who are now in Heaven, pray for all of us that one day we may join you there to bask in God's love forever.Amen.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mama Holli Loves Babies!

How fun to spend some time loving, cuddling and playing with these cutie patooties!
I had so much fun taking their sweet pictures! I could just eat them up with a big old spoon!
These babies are just plain YUMMY!

 I can't stop staring at these pics! I miss them already!

 Mama Kristi and Mama Amanda, your pics are coming soon!












Saturday, June 9, 2012

Perky Pancetta Bruschetta

Oh my I have been away for awhile! Sorry about that! I can breathe now that school is out and summer is here!
We have been cooking up a storm at our house. The girls and I made some wonderful bruschetta the other day! We added some fancy new ingredients! 
Check it out!

So here is the deal.........we whipped up some fresh pesto and added a touch of cream to it to soften it up. 
Then we fried up some pancetta! 
YUM! 
I wanted to eat it by itself! 
Chopped up some vine ripe tomatoes, threw them in a bowl and drizzled them with olive oil, sea salt and cracked black pepper. 
Grabbed some nice greens and tossed them in a bowl with some fresh lemon juice and olive oil.
 Snatched some goat cheese from the frig. 
Grabbed a loaf of french bread and 
started to assemble these puppies!
First layer - goat cheese
layer 2      - creamy pesto
layer 3      - toms
layer 4      - crispy pancetta
layer 5      - fresh greens

Spread them out on a baking tray and broil on high for about 2 minutes or until sides of bread are crispy!
You could heat these puppies up on the grill as well!
Then you add a smoky flavor to it......
DOUBLE YUM!
See ya later!
Mama is off to eat some pancetta!
I like to say it PANCETTA
PANCETTA
PANCETTA
PANCETTA


Thank you Graphics Fairy
for the perky mama pic!

Monday, April 30, 2012

It's What Mamas Do



Baby Girl #1 will be cheering on her classmate this year as she participates in the London 2012 Olympic Games! Missy Franklin will be the youngest member of the US Olympic Swimming Team! I know her mama has been behind her all the way! This little girl is truly amazing. She works so very very hard at her sport. She is so humble and a joy to be around. She has said that Regis Jesuit is her safe haven. At school she is just one of the girls in our all girl high school. She is slated to win multiple gold medals this summer! In spite of all of this she still wants to swim on her high school team and go on to swim in college.
Watch this video to see this sweet girl at work!
We are so proud of you Missy!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mama Needs COLOR!
and
NOW!
So it goes like this.....
As soon as March rolls around
Mama starts getting restless for
COLOR!
You see we live in beautiful
Colorado.
Don't get me wrong, it is beautiful!
But
(There's always a but)
and
(Sometimes a butt)
BUT
We won't go there!
Sorry...got off track.
So we all agree that Colorado is beautiful
BUT
Sometimes a Mama from Texas
 just needs a little 
COLOR in March!
So I changed the blog background,
bought some bulbs to plant,
 asked daughter #2
to make some perky baked goods, 
 asked daughter #1 to paint a colorful painting,
 then bought some flowers!
I think that will hold me over
for a little while!
Sending you some 
COLOR!