Friday, February 22, 2019

Victoria Vacation 2019 - Visiting Pat and Fred

 -Tour of the City shortly after we arrived - 
 -Mike's birthday - 
-yummy nachos -

 -Dinner on Tuesday before we left to return to Ottawa - 

Pat Making Sunday Brunch - so yummy

 -Tour of Downtown in the evening -

A few photos and videos together

We had a wonderful time. Pat and Fred rented a car for the time we were there so they could meet us at the airport on February 10, bring us back to the airport  February 21, and drive us all over the place in between.  We toured the city and the harbour the day after we arrived. There were snowmen all over the place. Is it politically incorrect to say that?

Pat attended mass every day  (except Saturday ) at beautiful St. Andrew Cathedral and I went with her last  Friday. We all went to mass on Sunday. Father Michael, the Parish Priest gave great homilies and the music was very reverent.

A day trip to Villa Eyrie Resort in the Cowechan Valley which is located about half an hour drive from Victoria was awesome.  

The Tuesday evening before we left to come home. Fred gave us a tour of beautiful downtown Victoria with its spectacular light displays.

Really it was all just so much fun in spite of the fact that we arrived in Victoria during one of their largest snowfalls ever and we were even told that the plane might be unable to land in Victoria and could possibly be re-routed to Seattle. Gulp! ( it didn't happen )

Mike and I enjoyed Pat's delicious cooking. I have to say my sister and her husband are quite gracious and charming. And not only is Pat a terrific cook but her dancing ain't so bad either

They even had a birthday celebration for Mike ( 73 years young) complete with one of Pat's scrumptious cakes and melt in your mouth steak cooked on the barbecue.  In the snow. In the dark.

Thanks you two!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Thank You President Trump for defending life in the womb

Surprisingly Pro-Life Quotes from President Trump’s State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump presented his State of the Union address on February 5, 2019.He discussed some of the abortion issues facing our culture, especially regarding New York’s legalization of full-term abortions.

Here’s some of his quotes addressing the protection of the unborn:

1) “These are living, feeling, beautiful babies…”

“There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days.
“Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from a mother’s womb, moments from birth.
“These are living, feeling beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and their dreams with the world.”

2) “To defend the dignity of every person…”

“We had the case of the Governor of Virginia where he stated that he would execute a baby after birth.
“To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking Congress to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb.”

3) “Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life.”

4) “All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God.”

“Let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God.”

Our Lady of Guadalupe, please pray for and protect the unborn

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Learning to play the piano: scales

I am trying to learn to play the piano but feel overwhelmed . 
Armando suggested that I watch this video and wow it is really helpful 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

O Come Let Us Adore Him

Every Tuesday at Annunciation of the Lord Parish  in Ottawa we are blessed to have the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Adoration immediately following the 9:00 Am Mass 
until  Benediction with the Divine Praises at 4:00 PM 

This Lenten Season please consider joining parishioners on Tuesdays in spending time in silent prayer with Our Lord