Thursday, 27 January 2011

Our cool present from our brothers!!!

A few days after Christmas Kynan and Braedon got us the present which they had bought for us.
Guess what it was.
It was a GO CART!!!

It was a awesome present.

We decided to call it Saphira!! Out of the Inheritance Cycle.
Because it was blue, fast and fun!!!

 Only problem is: It needs to be fixed!!! So I only got one turn on it and guess what happened!!!!
I crashed totally I crashed. And then Saxon came running up to me to see if I was okay and I was sort of laughing and crying at the same time!!
I had swerved too late to actually get on the tennis court so I sort of ended up on the hill!!
Even so it was AWESOME!!
Thanks Kynan and Braedon YOUR AWESOME TOO!!

God Bless

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

The Most Awesome things about being Catholic

I'm Catholic and because of that I decided that I wanted to do this blog post. No offence meant to anyone who doesn't have the same opinion as I do.

Number one: Going to Mass and Communion.
There is nothing as beautiful as going to to Mass. It says in the catechism that nothing not all the money in the world or everything valuable in the whole entire world cannot buy a Mass. It is beautiful and nothing can compare with it. You receive Jesus into your body and soul when you receive communion although it might not look like anything special to an outsider the fact is it is the most special sacrament of all. Because in fact, you are receiving your Savior into yourself. We always genuflect before we Communion because you are saluting your king and showing your respect and giving him glory. Now, its hard to believe that Our Lord can be in something so small and normal looking but all you have to do is believe with your whole heart and though it does still taste like bread and wine and still looks like it it isn't. It's God......and its also spiritual food. It changes during the consecration when the priest says "This is my body which will be given up for you." and the same with the wine and than he genuflects holding the host and it is no longer bread, it is Jesus. 

Number Two: Confession
Some people (like myself) find going to confession can be extremely stressful but the beauty of this sacrament is that after you have gone you fell really peaceful and just go and do your penance and try to do better. Jesus forgives all those people who are truly sorry and want to try always to be more like him. 

Number Three: Asking Saints, Angels, people in Purgatory, and Mary to pray for us.
Last night we started on a novena to Our Lady Un-doerer of Knots and the pray was soooo beautiful.
As Catholics we are forbidden to worship Mary but we are able (and do) honour her for she is the Queen of Heaven and of Earth and is Mother to Jesus and us all. We also ask her to pray for us and intercede for us, she's God's Mum, after all, and Jesus listens to her all the time because she is his Mother. 
Mary might be the best to pray to but we can also pray to other people too such as, Angels e.g. St. Raphael. People in Purgatory (which you can also offer up those little everyday struggles for so that they can reach heaven much faster than on their own) If you offer up your daily struggles for them they'll pray for you when they get to heaven and pray by all means, is always helpful. 
Anyway bit sidetracked *clears throat* moving another example could be your Patron Saints you chose at your confirmation (e.g. my full name is Vellvin Faine Catherine Agnes O.) Catherine is Saint Catherine of Siena who had been on my patron Saint list for years and St. Agnes I found so wonderful and her story so inspiring.
Blessed people like Blessed Pope John Paul the II or Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta you can pray to them as well even though they haven't been canonised yet. 

Number Four: Saying the Rosary
Now, I'm pretty sure that only Catholics say the Rosary but correct me if I'm wrong.
It's a beautiful prayer (or prayers you could say) I have a book which Autumn made for me for Christmas 2010 which had a picture of the Holy Trinity for the Apostles Creed, a picture of Pope Benedict the sixteenth for the 'Our Father, three Hail Mary's and Glory Be' And than pictures for the Luminous, Joyful, Glorious and Sorrowful. My personal favourite is Joyful though Sorrowful (I think) is nice to meditate on. Than I have a picture of Mary holding the Brown Scapular with Jesus in her arms, a picture of St. Michael the Archangel and than a really nice picture of Jesus. It takes about twenty minutes to pray it together each night for my Family (at least, this doesn't apply to anyone else) though we sometimes do three decades as well. This is one of the most powerful prayers in the whole world because it is dedicated to Mary and you are in fact, asking Mary (once again) to intercede And she has, as we all know, the ear of Jesus.

Number Five: Having really cool churches with big steeples and cool cathedrals, statues, altar cloths, patens, chalices, vestments, pews, hymn books, hymns, music, altars, flowers, and of course the most important: The Tabernacle.
All of these things help to remind you that you are in church that you are worshipping your king and you will receive him in communion. I do know that there are other denominations which ahve beautiful churches as well though.

Number Six: My Confirmation
I don't actually remember my First Communion very well because we were Anglican and I don't think I actually understood what it was but after we became Catholic (around 2006) I began to learn about my faith more. Confirmation is you repeating the beliefs which your Godparents and Parents said that they would teach you. It's saying yes, but instead of you being the little baby in the really nice baptismal gown you are actually saying this is what you believe and you are becoming a Adult in the eyes of the Church as it is said "A Soldier for Christ" and that is when you have a special seal placed upon your soul to show (though no one of us can see it) that that, is what you believe and The Bishop slaps you (Or something very like it) to show that you are going out into the world and that you will be persecuted (that is what the slap signifies) I didn't get a slap but I got something like it. It is something very different from anything else which I remember. I don't remember much of my first communion but my confirmation was something very different for me. Before we became Catholic I had my first Communion so you could say it was my first sacrament which I received in the Catholic Church.

Number Seven: Being a God parent.
I am a God mother to Trahaearn, as is Eden and Saxon is his only God Father. I got him a rosary and a small cross on his baptism and I'll always try to show and explain to him the faith from the simplest to the most complicated concepts of the Catholic Church. In short I'm
proud to be catholic!

God Bless
 Happy Australian day too all!!!

God Bless

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Random Updates!!!

Okay here's a random post.
not last Saturday but the Saturday before: Dad, Mum, Braedon, Anna-Lisa, Nellie, Autumn, Eden, Saxon, me, Rogan, Moran, Myffwyn, Corbyn and Arwen all went to see

TANGLED!! I've been wanting to see this for a while so after we received movie vouchers from Bernadette for Christmas we all decided to go and see Tangled. although Kynan didn't go because he was working and he said he didn't mind. We all thought it was great and we were quoting it all day long on Sunday and on Monday too! I'd have to say I loved Flynn and Rapunzel the best.
Some of the best quotes are:

Something brought you here, Flynn Rider. Call it what you will... Fate... Destiny...
A horse?

I could get used to a view like this. Yep, I'm used to it. Guys I want a castle.

[Flynn Rider has found a wanted poster with a drawing of him]
  They just can't get my nose right!
Look in that mirror. I see a strong, confident, beautiful young lady.
[Rapunzel smiles]
Oh look, you're here too.

Oh... oh no... where is my satchel?
[proudly] I've hidden it. Somewhere you'll never find it.
It's in that pot, isn't it?
[Rapunzel hits him with her frying pan]

Who's that?
They don't like me.
  Who's that?
They don't like me either.
And who's that?
Let's just assume for the moment that everyone in here doesn't like me!

 Go, live your dream. 
 I will. 
 Your dream stinks. I was talking to her. 
[Referring to Rapunzel] 

Before this at Christmas I got a basket which I could put books in. As most of my presents were books i started putting books in it.
Then Mummy sand Autumn started calling me Miss. Marple because I kept wearing a hat and i even put a sketch book and knitting in it as well. Which I am proud to say I can actually knit!!!!!
I haven't seen any Miss. Marples but, it was great fun just pretending to be her.
Here's some pics:

We started school on Monday and we are going pretty well.

And last night we watched Despicable ME!!
I thought it was really cute and funny but Dad thought it was terrible!!!
The littlest was the cutest though ☺

Arwen's 2nd birthday is on the 23rd and secret stuff is going on!!!
And our Grandparents on our Dad's side are here so it will prove to be a little interesting ☺

I started reading a trilogy of books called the Hollow Kingdom and I am now on the 3rd book. I think that they are every good and maybe just a tad weird. The start of the 3rd book had me almost in tears!!! It was so sad! Earwen reviewed them and I was so happy to see that the library actually had it!!
I've also ordered a couple of other books from the library and hopefully I will be able to read them if Mummy says they are okay.

God Bless

Saturday, 8 January 2011

PenDragon: Sword of his Father.

We watched this last night and I think it was great! We've been trying to get it for AGES and we finally did fort our last 12 days of Christmas present.
Its pretty much a retelling of King Arthur from a Christan point of view.
One of my favorite Characters was Lailoken although not in alot of the film i liked him. He is based of Merlin. And of course the Hero Artos I really liked too!!

Set in 411 AD, Pendragon tells the story of young Artos who is raised to believe that God has a purpose for each day. When his family killed and he is taken into slavery by the Saxons, Artos questions his God. Advancing through the military ranks, Artos begins to understand that his father's vision was not based on the strength of man, but on the plan of God. Further betrayal by his friends forces Artos to decide between following God's plan unto certain death or abandoning God to save his own life.

This is a great movie to watch!!!


Oh, by the way does anyone else hate Cayden as much as i do???

God Bless

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!!!!

 Happy New Year everyone!!!!
Wow! It's 2011?????? I'm gonna have to get used to that and stop saying 2010!!!!
We celebrated last night with a bonfire and cookies, party poppers and sparklers!!!
And of course we went down to the Tennis Court (which isn't actually a tennis court) and saw if we could walk to the end of it or would we be too scared,.
Most of the time it was like this *walking* "Nazgul!!!!" or "Get off the road!!!" ☺
Both as you can see LOTR ☺
Anyway wishing you all a very Happy New Year.
I will come back with my resolutions later. ☺

God Bless


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