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17 November 2017

1. With Halloween sandwiched between Paul's wedding and Sebastian's birthday - halloween2k17 didn't get any blog love so here's a framer before we blink and it's 2018 ...


... the whole crew too.

2. I always loved this blogger/author but this particular story gave me a real good and literal L O L.

3. Do you still need a turkey for Thanksgiving? Did you see this deal? I hadn't -- until just NOW.

4. Speaking of food - Simon's sister made this breakfast bake (casserole?) for us last week and I made it as soon as I got home and I've been eating it for breakfast/snack/lunch/snack/snack/dinner. Make it! Love it!

5. I don't have any new books to report but I will shamelessly admit that I pre-ordered this book. Oh SO shamelessly.

6. Thank you for your coat input both here and on Instagram! It seemed like this was the clear winner so I'll let you know if/when I pull the trigger. While scouring my usual e-haunts I came across this dress that I think would be super cute with tights and ankle boots - I think. We'll see.

7. Finally and most importantly this deserves a WHOLE lot more than a "take" but I'm scared if/when I start a post I won't stop so for now - a take it is. I wanted to ask if you could spare a prayer for Simon's mom as she approaches the end of her battle with breast cancer. It's easy for me to say she's a special soul as she's my mother-in-law but if you know Ann you know that she really is one of a kind in all of the most wonderful ways. She is on hospice care and Simon and I were able to go up last week to see her and let Abe kick around next to her - moments I will cherish forever.


from our visit to Wichita back in September. We would all live that special week over and over again if we could.

Simon has had some extended time with his four younger siblings and his parents and we'll all head up again soon. Thank you to those of you that have reached out - Simon and I are so touched and appreciative.

I don't care how much of a cliché it is but life is certainly precious, isn't it?

I'll leave you here but I hope you have a wonderful weekend heading into Thanksgiving.

28 comments:

  1. Heartfelt prayers for Simon's mom and your whole family.

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  2. Prayers for a good death and for peace. I love the line in Catholic funerals that says, "Lord, for your faithful people, life is changed, not ended." It is a thought that I cling to.

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    1. I love that - sharing with Simon. Thank you!

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  3. I am so sad for you. My MIL passed away in 2010 and it is a hard road. You all will be in my prayers.

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  4. I'm so sorry. I'll be praying for all of you.

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  5. I love thinking about death as just another part of life.

    May her death be as peaceful and deeply impactful as her life seems to have been.

    Prayers and thoughts for you and your family.

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  6. So sorry to hear. Offering up prayers for you, Simon and his mother. Lord, bring your peace. ❤️❤️

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  7. Prayers for all of you, especially Simon. My mom died last year and I have no words for how difficult it is, especially with little ones with many questions.

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    1. I'm so sorry, Sarah! Yes - they don't quite grasp it but we talk about it a little every day.

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  8. Oh, Grace, I'm so sorry. I will be praying for you and Simon and the family. You're right, life is such a precious gift. What a beautiful picture of her with the kids.

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  9. I will be praying for your whole family. May Ann and all the family be surrounded by the Holy Family <3

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  10. I will pray for Ann by name and offer my Mass for her and the entire Patton family this weekend. All my love to you in this difficult time.

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  11. Sending those prayers sky high. Losing a parent is a hard road. But with family around it’s not so lonely.

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  12. Oh, I'm so sorry. Prayers for your family.

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  13. Oh Grace I'm so sorry. Will be offering prayers for sure.

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  14. I am so sorry Grace. I will be praying for Ann, and you and Simon and the kids and all her family. Much love.

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  15. You all have my prayers. It’s so very hard to lose a parent. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you.

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  16. Offering up prayers for you, Simon, and his family. Sending much love!

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  17. Oh no...she's been in your life since birth too- what a hard time for you all :( Many hugs to you in the coming months.

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  18. Oh Grace, I’m so sorry to hear about Simon’s Mom. She is a wonderful lady. Many prayers for her and his family. Thinking of you guys xo

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  19. I'm so sorry Grace and Simon- she will be in our family's prayers as well as your whole family !

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  20. Prayers for your family and for Simon's mom. I am so sorry. There is just no easy way to go through that.

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  21. Many prayers for you and yours especially Simon and his siblings I am so sorry to hear this

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  22. I’m so sorry about Simon’s mom. I’ll keep her and all of your family in my prayers.

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  23. My heart goes out to you and all your family. I will definitely keep Ann and you all in my prayers.

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  24. So sorry to hear about Simon's Mum. Prayers for you all during this time. X

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