Travel Diary No. 5

21 Apr

It has definitely been a Monday today! Anybody else feel the same way?! I’m linking up with Jenny and ladies tonight! Even though the site changed again, I found the new one so I can update my online “Travel Diary” day book (formerly Moments of Grace and Catholic Woman’s Almanac)!!!

Thanking God for…

  • beautiful spring weather
  • being a mommy to two sweet, silly girls
  • Jesus’ death and Resurrection
  • bedtime cuddles

I am praying for…

  • the souls in purgatory
  • to be a holy wife and mother
  • the ending of abortion
  • the intentions of family members, friends, and co-workers

I am pondering…

  • How in the heck do people find time to write?! I’m hard-pressed to find time to squeeze it in each week between the long, stressful work days, house chores, grocery shopping, and mommy duties. Oh how I long to be on a deserted island for a weekend with just a computer and a good book!! 🙂

I am reading…

  • Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II by George Weigel.  I’m now about a fifth of the way through! I haven’t spent much time on it lately, but I definitely want to read more especially with soon-to-be Saint John Paul’s canonization coming up next week!
  • 7 Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas. I just read the chapter on Eric Liddell. The way he used running as a means to get speaking gigs to spread the gospel is inspiring. I haven’t watched Chariots of Fire, but it sounds like his life as a missionary in China after his Olympic days was even more amazing and movie-worthy.

I am creating…

  • Uh….this post? Not much mental space right now for inspiration and creativity, but life is full and filled with blessings!

I’m learning…

  • More about gardening. It’s almost time to transplant my tomato, pepper, and basil plants outside! I have a feeling the hard part is just getting started! I need to harden them off outside but scared the delicate leaves will get destroyed from the wind!


A 4-5 week update on my plants!

Around the house…

  •  My Little Ponies have taken over! The girls received a total of 6 of them for Easter from us and my parents! We’ll see how long this phase lasts, but they are obsessed right now!

Look what I found…

  • An amazing whole wheat soft-pretzel recipe by Sally’s Baking Addiction! I wanted to make them during lent and finally knocked them out on Good Friday. They turned out so well. I’ll definitely be making them again!


I am looking forward to…

Catholic Underground this weekend! I can’t wait to see Adam sing. It’s been quite the stretch since I’ve seen him perform around town. If you’re in Nashville be sure to head over to St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows! It sounds like we have a good crowd coming! Adoration starts at 7:00 pm.


A favorite quote for today…


Have a great Easter week!

Also, linking up here….

A Mama Collective


9 Responses to “Travel Diary No. 5”

  1. Jenny (@LittlestWay) April 21, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    Hi Stefanie. Thanks for following the new/old site. This time was not by choice or my fault, lol! Too bad we are not anywhere close to you all. Chris & I haven’t been a date in a while. Some of my favorite dates involved sitting outside on a patio listening to live music and eating chips and salsa.

    I think I’d rather be over run with My Little Ponies than Leo’s favorite right now…Thomas and Friends. There is just something about that show…I’d rather watch Barney than Thomas!

    • A Dreamer's Wife April 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm #

      I feel terrible that you had to get rid of your old site’s name! 😦 What a mess!

      We’ve had our share of little Thomas and Friends trains all over our house and cars! These My Little Ponies are really the first girly toys that they’ve wanted! I now how it is, though, these songs from these shows get stuck in your head and drive you crazy!

  2. Mrs_EDavis April 22, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    It was a Monday for me too! Your daybook is great. Or Travel diary.. whatever we are calling it now. ha!


    • A Dreamer's Wife May 1, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

      Thanks 🙂 This week has been better! How about for you?

      • Mrs_EDavis May 2, 2014 at 11:44 am #


  3. mary April 25, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    It is always so hard for me to find to write. We write a lot in advance and then publish at other times. But you’re so right, it’s hard within all the other things we are juggling! Hope you gave a blessed week! Thanks for linking up with us. // Mary

  4. Stephanie K. April 25, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

    How fun that your husband was playing at Catholic Underground! We just went to the one in Philly. 🙂 If you discover the secret of finding time to write, please share it with me, pretty please!!!

    • A Dreamer's Wife May 1, 2014 at 9:04 pm #

      Awesome! Oh, and you amaze me with how you write your amazing posts so consistently! I guess we just do what we can! 🙂

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