When he was a little boy, Number One had this Bas-Relief of the Blessed Mother on his room wall--until one day after many moves it broke, I glued it, and put it away. This Christmas, I ordered a custom shadow-box and had it framed for him. The photo on the bottom is of the occasion his grandfather Claudio first met him and gave him the image as a gift. He was his godfather.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Monday, January 02, 2017
Sunday, January 01, 2017
The three girls who were reunited at the wedding the other day met when they were still four years old, and were together at least once weekly for many years at homeschool coop. Number Seven found an old photo of the three of them, and I found a photo of their First Holy Communion together!
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Annamarie graduated with Number Two, and Sam graduated with Number Three. They met again at a Catholic Young Professionals group and were engaged shortly afterwards. Since Annamarie's parents have gone to the Lord, we homeschool moms served as her "aunties" and helped in different aspects of the holy, lovely wedding! May God grant them a long and happy marriage, and many children!
|"For better and for worse, in sickness and in health"...|
|Great opportunity to take photos of pretty guests!|
|These three had quite the reunion!|
|Wonderful photo of the engaged couple|
|Number Five was my assistant decorating the cake|
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Never as this Christmas I sensed the power of the feast: the dawn that came filled with grace, a most-prayerful time, like an even-wider door into the heavenly pouring of Love and Life. I took this picture as I came down, the house still under the blanket of silence and sleep. Photos never capture the spiritual weight of a prayerful experience, but they serve to remind us of it. I posted this photo under the caption "The Dawn of Grace".