A Lot Of Changes For The Rabideau Family

As ya'll might have noticed, my blog posts have been a bit sparse for the last year or so. That's because my family and I have been going through a lot personally. I'm not going to get into any specific details, but your prayers are appreciated. For anyone who reads here regularly, it's probably pretty easy to see that God and my family are the most important things to me. And when my family … [Read more...]

The Story Of Our Santa Lucia Celebration In Pictures

This year, we got invited to my sister-in-law's house for a St. Lucy day party after Mass, and I wanted to share the pictures with ya'll. We made a St. Lucy yarn doll Arriving at Aunt Teresa's house She made the girls St. Lucy crowns, and the boys star boy hats! My niece did the honors of passing out the Saffron buns We enjoyed a lunch of Swedish meatballs, Swedish potatoes, … [Read more...]

The Story Of My Trip To World Meeting Of Families In Photos

Many of you followed my pilgrimage to see Pope Francis on Instagram, but I wanted to share even more of my story with you! This trip was an experience of a lifetime- I'm going to let the photos do most of the talking here. :-) Exhibit hall The kids in the Youth Congress made my Pope Puppets!!! :-) Pope puppets actually made it onto TV. Anyone else see them? So exciting! … [Read more...]

Follow Catholic Icing On Instagram- Get Some Glimpses Of My Personal Life

Alright, ya'll. I'm actually leaving for Philadelphia today, and so I won't be in my dining room on my laptop in the office for the next week or so... but I will be sharing my trip with you on Instagram! :-) Follow Me On Instagram Here Some of my trip will also be shared from my facebook page, which many of you already follow. However, the Catholic Icing facebook page is mostly a place to … [Read more...]

Speaking At World Meeting Of Families

I have a VERY exciting announcement today- I am going to be presenting at the World Meeting of Families 2015 in Philadelphia!!! For anyone who doesn't know, the "World Meeting of Families" is very similar to "World Youth Day" but for families rather than youth... and yes, Pope Francis is planning on coming! (I'm not saying Pope Francis is planning on coming to my talk, just that he'll be at … [Read more...]

Catholic Wedding Ideas- 26 Meaningful Ways To Include The Faith On Your Big Day

Today is a special day, my friends. Today, my husband and I are celebrating 10 years of marriage! For anyone who is interested, you can see a few of my wedding pictures here. We were only 19 when we got married. We were just about to begin our Sophomore year of college. Our decision seemed rash to the world, but we didn't care, because we were head over heals in love with each other. In … [Read more...]

The Story Of Lydia’s First Holy Communion In Photos

You have all shared in on Lydia's First Communion Prep with me, and I would love for you to join in on our celebration day as well! I'm going to let the photographs tell the story of our day. :-) Thank you to everyone who helped this day happen! I'm going to take a few days "off" now, but … [Read more...]

Catholic Icing IRL- and a giveaway!

For those of you who are aren't nerds like me, "IRL" means "in real life".  You're going to need to know that to make it through this post. *grin* I've been going to more homeschooling conferences lately, and I wanted to give you all a glimpse of what Catholic Icing is like IRL. IRL, you guys like to call me "The Catholic Icing Lady"- which is awesome. I love it! I also have a lot of people … [Read more...]

Prayers Are Answered in God’s Time, Not Our Own

On Easter Vigil this past weekend, my Daddy came into the Catholic Church! When I was 7 years old and received my First Holy Communion, I gave it up to my daddy and I prayed that someday he would become Catholic. I made this my tradition each  week, offering up my Communion and saying a prayer for him. Ever week I continued this until I was 15, and I realized that I had been praying for my … [Read more...]

Our Simple Christmas Coming to a Head

Advent is a time of joyful anticipation, so we have been procrastinating patiently waiting to put out our Christmas decorations. We put them up on Friday. In keeping with our tone of a simple, yet meaningful Christmas this year, we took it easy and had a nice family afternoon. Because we waited until so late in the year, our tree cost only $13. We usually cut one down ourselves as a … [Read more...]