Maggie was Confirmed!!
Our parish (with the world's best DRE, Phil) joined up with another parish and the Bishop came and now Maggie is Margaret Rosemary GIANNA Martin and officially an adult in the Catholic church. Andrew graciously stepped in for JP as her sponsor since he's still in Ohio.
|Thanks to my friend for sneaking this photo for us!|
Maggie has had a very strong devotion to St. Gianna since she was a little girl. I mean, who wouldn't want to emulate a strong intelligent female who became a doctor back in 1949 in Italy and then chose to save her baby's life over her own. Whatta woman!
|Maggie dressed as St. Gianna|
|In her Choose Like Gianna sweatshirt|
|Maggie and her bestie|
We went out to dinner to celebrate before the sacrament since Mass didn't start until 7pm.
Gammy gave Maggie this cute St. Gianna bracelet...
We got her some gifts, including St. Gianna socks:
Maggie only likes stud earrings or very small hoops and I was able to find her some pretty blue topaz earrings (her birthstone) that will always remind her of her Confirmation day. It's fun having a girl!
|Maggie with our pastor|
Andrew is currently skipping school today to fly out to visit Franciscan University for an Athletic Visit Day. Luckily, JP's roommate for the semester never showed up so he has his own room with an extra bed...perfect! I am a bit nervous for Andrew (age 18) to fly and visit campus on his own, but I know it's a great life skill to be able to figure things out like this. It helps that he's very excited.
It's been unseasonably warm here, and though I would choose 50 degree days all year round, I do love seeing the beautiful signs of spring on my lunch walks.
|Daffodils are the prettiest flowers.|
Can I complain about WW for a hot second? I get 23 points to eat a day. Yesterday I had coffee with cream and collagen and a light n fit greek yogurt with low carb granola for breakfast. For lunch I ate a salad full of veggies with some croutons and dressing, and cottage cheese with fruit. That totalled 24 points. So I had negative one point left FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. I don't know if I am just confused about what healthy eating is, or this is an impossible plan. I try to eat lots of protein, veggies and some fruit...isn't that healthy? I know croutons and dressing aren't exactly the best choices but they make all the veggies go down. It's just that when I saw that I had nothing left point-wise for dinner, I gave up and ate what I wanted the rest of the day which totally defeats the purpose and is so frustrating. It's hard to constantly try to eat well and workout multiple times a day only to be consistently 20 pounds overweight.
It must be a slow news week, because our ice cream shop article ended up on the front page of the newspaper on Tuesday:
We said we were HOPING to open by Mother's Day, but now it looks like we HAVE to. Nothing like some peer pressure to keep it moving forward! Construction on the outside of the building should be mostly finished today. Then the plumber has to come, the electrician has to come back and we need to do more painting of trim and putting up drywall on the inside.
My friend sent me this screenshot. Look at the company we are with - yikes! I hope it's true what they say, that any publicity is good publicity?!?!
Have a great long weekend (if you are one of the six states that celebrate Patriots Day on Monday) and it's also the start of our April break here in Massachusetts. Good luck to all the Boston Marathon runners on Monday, I'll run a few miles in solidarity :)