Wednesday, March 13, 2013

We have a new Pope

We have a new pope! I'm so excited. I got to watch the smoke stack puff white smoke, hear the bells ring out, watch the curtains rustle and billow, hear the announcement of "We have a Pope", and hear the Pope speak for the first time.

Our new Pope is Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76 years old, from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is the first Pope in over 1000 years to come from outside Europe. He is the first Pope from the Americas. He is the first Jesuit Pope. He has chosen the name Francis after St. Francis of Assisi. He is a humble man, outspoken in his faith on sexual morality. Very conservative. He rides the bus, sleeps in a small apartment (rather than the Bishop's palace), and cooks his own meals.

I really am hoping for a new leaf in drawing Catholicism to it's roots. The media is vicious right now. The whole time they were airing the Pope's presentation they were flashing horrible things and speculations about the new Pope. So negative and without proof. It would be like when President Obama accepted the presidency and they were streaming on the screen every dubious relationship, and dirt they could dig up. If that isn't a way of making you dislike someone, I don't know what is. I'm glad I don't watch much mainstream media.

Hurray for our new Pope Francis! May God bless you and the Holy Spirit Guide you.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Time Change

Who likes time change? I certainly don't. It doesn't bother me as much as when I was working, that extra hour I had to wake up early every day was hard, but now it really just effects naps and bed time for my boys. Thankfully, they don't seem to mind much.

Our oldest has a birthday party to go to at 2pm which is right around his nap time. I sent him to bed early for a nap and hopefully with the excitement of the party, he'll be ready for bedtime at the new time instead of the old.

Our baby is almost no longer a baby. That little guy is charging around the house after his brother, crawling from here to there and getting stuck in the standing position as he has yet to figure out how to sit down from standing. He's also furiously chewing on everything. His mouth is really bothering him and I can see a new tooth cutting on the top.

Now to go wrap a birthday gift before it's too late and the baby wakes up.