In Which there are Seven Free Printable Prayers and so many other things . . .

I've had some more requests for printable prayers from good folks like Sarah and Charlotte and Robin. And, in honor of the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, and in celebration of the monumental events of the day (more on that below), I decided to take an evening off of organizing school supplies and do another round of printables. For you.

As usual, you are welcome to save and/or download the images, and print them for your own personal use. If you wish to sell them, please contact me. They are formatted as 8x10, but the files should be large enough to be printed all the way up to 20x30. To request a custom printable, visit my Etsy shop here.

If you're not in the market for free printable prayers, just scroll on down for answers to your burning questions about where my two year old is (shut in the bathroom) and where my twelve year old is (attempting to summit a fourteen thousand foot peak) and where I am (Yes, there is more guest posting. I'm on a bit of a spree).

So, here they are. I'd love to know in the comments which styles you prefer, and feel free to make suggestions for the next batch.

1. THE HAIL MARY in blue (click here to download)

THE HAIL MARY in chalkboard (click here to download)

2. GUARDIAN ANGEL PRAYER version I (click here to download)

3. GUARDIAN ANGEL PRAYER version II blue (click here to download)

THE GUARDIAN ANGEL PRAYER version II light wave (click here to download)

4. PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS (click here to download)

5. ANIMA CHRISTI (click here to download)

6. OUR FATHER in clouds (click here to download)

OUR FATHER bokeh lights (click here to download)

7. And a quote: I PRAY BECAUSE . . . (click here to download)

For more Printable Prayers, see this post, and this post or this Pinterest board.

And now, the rest of the rest . . .

I mentioned in my last post that potty training Frankie was not going all that well. In the comments, Amanda (of the best post ever written about Frozen, which I have now linked to three times) indicated that when her son couldn't be bothered to do his business on the potty, she just shut him in the bathroom at his usual time and left him in there until he'd done it.

It sounds crazy, right? Well, *I* figured -- I had already tried reasonable, and that hadn't worked. So . . . crazy it was.

After Frankie's nap, I told him how this was all going down. I set him up on the little potty, with a mini-muffin tin and a bowl of multicolor pony beads to sort (hat tip to Cari for that idea) and, he happily hung out in there for forty-five minutes at the end of which . . . we had SUCCESS!

And ice cream was enjoyed by all.

So that's the glamorous life being enjoyed around here. Meanwhile, the husband, the father, and the eldest son are attempting to climb Mt. Whitney, the highest summit in the contiguous United States at 14,505 feet.

They set out on Wednesday night, to have plenty of time to acclimatize before they attempt to summit on Friday. Please say a quick prayer for their safe and successful return!

Happy Feast of the Queenship of Mary!

Check out take two from this post from last year to see the Queenship of Mary Ice Cream Sundaes we usually make for this feast. My kids love making them and best of all, there's almost no prep work by mom!

And, last but not least, I'm continuing the "least effective blogging break in all the land" by showing up on someone else's blog. Again. This time I'm being interviewed by Iris over at The Starving Inspired (formerly Country Girl's Daybook). If you don't click over, you won't get to see the picture of the giant inflatable alligator costume I wore for three summers at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Could you really live with yourself?

Linking up with Jen for seven quick takes, because that was surely seven of something.