HDYDI: Find God During Advent

I must freely admit something. When the Dominican Sister’s Advent retreat was cancelled this weekend, I was in a funk. Big time. Just ask the Mister. As many of us women gathered on Friday evening to drown our sorrows in Creamy Jalapeno Dip at Chuy’s, we all said the same thing: we put all our…

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First Communion Week {Preserving the Memory} Pictures & Gifts

 Welcome to First Communion Week at Team Whitaker! This is the third post of a five-part series: Preparing Your Heart (What the Sacrament Means) Looking Your Best (Invitations and Clothes) + FREE Printable & Veil GIVEAWAY Preserving the Memory (Pictures and Gift Ideas) + Rosary GIVEAWAY Feeding the Troops (Flowers and Food) + FREE Printable Saying Thanks (Notes and Godparents) + Bowl GIVEAWAY…

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HDYDI: Finding *Your* Gift

As Fr. Stan Fortuna so eloquently says, “God gives us all a gift. Problem is, we don’t like the gift He gives us.” We look around at other people and say, “THAT gift. I want that one.” We forget to look inside ourselves and see the beauty in the gift God gives US. Maybe your gift is…

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Advent: Teacher Gifts

Every year, we look for a fun, meaningful and heartfelt way to tell our teachers (and Luke’s therapists!) how much they mean to our family. In year’s past, I’ve made mixes and given gift cards. This year, I opted to put my culinary and Pinterest pinning skills to work. For months, I’ve been pinning some…

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