Number One has brought her home three times now... and we all just love her! Number Three is near me working on fall planning, and was exclaiming how Ciara is wonderful in so many ways! We were both saying how her qualities are so numerous and so complementary to those of Number One, her beauty, her humor, her liking good beers and her ability to bake delicious things! Her parents are from Ireland and she grew up spending summers there. Here are two recent photos, the formal one is from the recent wedding. Hoping to see them both again soon!
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Nancy was kind to send me the videos she took of the Psalm, Ave Maria and Communion hymns. Her beautiful daughters have never shone so brightly n violin and voice--and I am not a bit bias! Male cantor was Jonathan who graduated with Number Five, pianist was also colleague Aaron, and The Mass setting was the traditional Chant Mass--oh so timeless and beautiful.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
The day before the wedding Number Two gave me this lovely gift. She found this image of Saint Fiacre from the MET at a sale--I confess I knew next to nothing about him so I went and looked. The original is at The MET/Cloisters, a museum I visited when I in NY City once before I met Husband. The museum is not that big and I was there quite a while--which means I must have seen the original! I hung it on the garage wall that faces the lovely garden Number Four planted before he left. Thanks You, Number Two!!
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Number Five says it's my best yet. I think it may be.
The naked layer in the middle, which was experimental, worked very well. It was unique, and beautiful. The staff asked me if I would add my name to their list of cake providers. I said "sure, just make sure they know it will cost them $1.000.000,000."
Because that's how much love and work went into it.
Friday, July 14, 2017
I have been slowly collecting these... today the one for Saint Kateri arrived to celebrate her feast day. Saint Kateri is one of the earliest saints stories I read myself, and also to my children. Number Two chose her for her confirmation saint, and she is also related to Husband as the patron saint of ecology. The doll is adorable, I plan to have my grandchildren play with them one day and tell them the stories of the saints and how they relate ou our family.
Here is my collection so far with the new addition:
And here a couple in my Amazon cart... OL Mt Carmel and the Polish Madonna!