We are a little over one month into our year long stay at the convent house. Things are settling down a bit, and we are starting to get into our new routine. The change in seasons provides us an opportunity to recenter our lives on Christ, and to reflect on what we need in our day to day, and what we can do without.
October is the month of the rosary, and we are planning a party in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary. We are so excited to celebrate Mother Mary in a special way with our family and friends. The rosary is one of our favorite prayers. I remember reading a beautiful analogy a few years ago that comes to my heart and mind each time I recite the rosary. It is that spouses never tire of saying I love you to one another. So too with the rosary, it is an “I love you” to Mother Mary, over and over. I love that! Each Hail Mary is an “I love you” to Jesus’ mother.
Peter is saying more words each and everyday. He loves his little word and letter flashcards! So many of you have asked about what flashcards we use, so here is a link to them! It is amazing to witness his progression and growth with speaking. Mike and I always say how amazing languages are and we wish we knew so many more to teach him.
We are trying to get outside as a family as much as possible before the cold days come our way. This past weekend we went apple picking, and we have been trying to go on walks each day. Autumnal activities are so fun, and having a one year old by our side makes them all the more enjoyable!
October 2017 Family Goals
– establish a daily mass routine
– celebrate Our Lady of the Rosary’s Feast Day
– finish this book
– plan our trip to the Adirondacks
– write a weekly meal plan and set aside time for dinner preparation
– plan and make Peter’s All Saints’ Day costume
– catch up on writing letters and thank you notes
– go on a family hike
– make this delicious looking fig cake
– recite the rosary each day for the Month of the Rosary
– M & C