Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Friday, November 18, 2011

Feeding The Soul~10 Things

This was a week that fed my Soul...10 things to share!

1. A Free Field Trip to our favorite aquarium kicked off our week.  (It was a free homeschool day)
 I just love the jelly fish. Can you believe these photos were taken from my phone?
Our whole family favors the sea...We are definitely ocean lovers!

Our favorite was the Sea Horse...

Especially the red ones:)

Doesn't everybody love a penguin, so stout and sassy?
Wish I looked that cute with my belly sticking out:)
Gotta see a SHARK!
And a Sea Turtle...
Said "Hello" to some cute little Puffins...

The day was officially complete upon Finding Nemo!

2.  I basked in the glow of Autumn, ablaze all around us.

3.  We enjoyed our favorite "soul food" and had a much-needed family dinner.  All 7 members of our family LOVE this dish.  Anyone who has multiple children knows this is a small miracle:)

Tater Tot Casserole
1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 lb. pkg. frozen mixed vegetables
1 lb. pkg. tater tots
1 can golden mushroom soup
1/2 can water
Brown and season beef.  Place in 13x9 casserole.  Add layer of onions, mixed frozen vegetables, then frozen tater tots. Pour the soup, mixed with water, over the top.  Bake 2 hours at 350 degrees. (1 1/2 hours covered, and last 1/2 hour uncovered)

4.  We enjoyed some fun Leaf Art!
I got the idea from Little Page Turners.
It was pretty messy...But very FUN!

5.  The Gift of a Mass from a thoughtful friend.  She gave me this gift for my birthday last month and I got to enjoy it this week.
 "The Holy Mass would be of greater profit if people had it offered in their lifetime rather than having it celebrated for the relief of their souls after death.”~Pope Benedict XV~
Read more about this over at EWTN

6.  The Peace of Adoration.  I have missed the last couple of weeks so I got back on track this week...Serious food for my soul!
"When we are before the Blessed Sacrament, let us open our heart; our good God will open His."~St. John Mary Vianney~

7.  The Catholicism Project came out this week on EWTN and it was amazing!  It fed the souls of our whole family:)  If you haven't been able to check out this new documentary television series, be sure to visit the website.  You won't be disappointed!

8.  A trip down memory lane to our local museum.  They displayed some of my old Army paraphernalia for the month of November to honor Veterans of different wars.  You know you're OLD when your junk is in a museum!
This is me and my Dad, who is history-buff-extraordinare:)
The museum display included "those shiny boots"...definite soul food.

9.  Friday morning Bible Study...need I say more?

10. Rosary Making with our Little Flowers/Blue Knights home school group closed out the week.  We all joined the Rosary Army! I am loving this project, shared and brought to us by a special family.  I am a very awkward learner but the girls are patient with me, bless their hearts.  The girls are making these knotted twine/chord rosaries for charity and also to donate to the troops. 
Hope the weeks ahead are good for your soul!


  1. Hi Tiffany! We actually went last month to the aquarium- I've just had a back log of field trips to post. The day we went, you were visited San Juan Bautista mission, so we probably passed you going the other direction on the freeway. I also love the Jellies. There is something just so amazing about watching them suspended in the water- almost unreal. The leaf art is gorgeous! And, that is so special that you got to share your visit to the museum with your dad. I am sure he was busting his buttons proud of you! That is awesome that the boots were included. I love the way you put this post together.

    Oh- I forgot to mention in my post- did you see the new Great White they have? Also amazing!

  2. Those pictures were amazing, off your phone? Beautiful and so fun!!

    I made tater tot hotdish this week, one of my favorites...we add shredded cheddar cheese under the tater tots though...and the soup is mixed in the meat and veggies (I use corn) and then the tator tots are crispy...interesting the small differences!

    That reminds me of goolosh, everyone's goolosh is different.

    Anyway...Love the leaf art, have to remember that for next year, our leaves are all crispy and gone now!!

    I'm yearning to go to Adoration, after this week I really need it. Really hoping to get away for an hour this weekend sometime.

  3. Oh, yeah, loved seeing you with your dad!!

  4. OH my what a wonderful week you had! Very peace-filled I would say. Those aquarium shots were amazing and my family loves the ocean, too. Oh, how I wish I lived even closer to it. Your menu is our menu as well. David went grocery shopping and on the menu was tator tot casserole. They love that! Beautiful, beautiful post, Tiffany. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. I love the photo of you and your dad! lovelove the leaf artwork, and the way you display it with the yard stick and clips suspended from the ceiling? very creative. you are gearing up for Advent with your spiritual "feeding the soul" things.


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