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7 Quick Takes *Lite*

 
Thanks, Jen, for hosting!

I am doing a *Lite* version this week. It has been a busy week and my 4 year old is not feeling well this morning.

1. Proud Wife
This past week my husband was invited to the Synod on the New Evangelization in Rome!!  I am so happy for him and super proud of him.  He will be leaving next week and will be gone for 3 weeks.  Several people have asked if I am going too.  The simple answer is No.  I am a little sad not to be going, as it would be my first trip to Rome, but logistically it would have been difficult. And my husband will be so busy over there, that he will not have a lot of opportunities to tour the city.  But, I have told him to kiss St. Peter's toe for me and to take lots of pictures!

2. Cubbies


This week K had his first Cub Scout meeting.  The boy just BEAMED when he put his uniform on!!  His excitement was just so cute.  He could not stop talking about his first meeting as a real cub scout.

3. Love Thy Neighbor?
We have a great neighbor.  She loves our boys and brings them treats all the time.  This week was no exception.  She brought over a bag of M&M's,  a bag of Jelly Belly's, and these . . .
Have I ever told you that I have NO SELF CONTROL when it comes to chocolate?  Not all chocolate. Just plain chocolate or chocolate with almonds.  And these are way too easy to eat! Let's just say that after this bag came into the house, I broke about 3 of The Skinny Rules for 2 days in a row!!  I love my neighbor, but I am not loving her candy selection right now!
4. Pray for this little one at Little Flower Projects


This is a note from LFP Facebook page:

Little Dong is doing well and it is hard to describe the intense dedication his nannies have shown toward his care. Because his craniofacial defect is unusually complex we are making tentative plans to take him to the US for surgery. Please pray for us as we prepare to tackle the mountains of paperwork necessary to transform not only his face, but his life.

And do not forget to register for the Run for the Little Flowers Virtual run!!
 
Have a great weekend everyone!!

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  1. Ooooh, can I "sponsor" Dong with my run? What a beauty, he is breaking my heart!

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