Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mardi Gras

We started Mardi Gras by going to Mass and wearing our beads.  The kids shared them with various people.  The paster was blessed with beads from Adorable.  After Mass we headed to breakfast at Chick Fit A and to our delight Fr. Preston walked in.  He had just visited STAOP.  

We then got a King Cake, because you have to.
Later that night we headed out for ice cream.  The older girls were able to join us.

After eating ice cream we stood around a chatted while the younger ones climbed the poles.

We are all giving Lent our all this year.
mom and Beautiful

Happy Mardi Gras!  May your lent bring you closer to HIM!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Mom is Loved

Dad had a meeting but many of kids took me to breakfast.  

With these guys the fun never ends.
Posible got mom flowers at work.
After dad arrived home we headed to the movies.

Happy Birthday to mom!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Yummy Love the Cake Boss

So we didn't make it to the grand opening but with Lent coming fast we decided to spend a little time waiting to try these delicious treats.

We made our purchases and headed home.  Everyone sampled each others picks.

It was a delicious way to spend the afternoon.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Brake a leg, Bear is Acting!

We could not all go but Bear's sisters would not miss this for the world.  They got off work, switched schedules, and drove and drove.  They arrive in time to watch the play and then left to return home just before sunrise.  This was quit a trip.  The girls were so very proud of their brother.  

The girls were so excited to see their brother's picture outside the theater.  

The girls snuck a picture during the play.  They were so proud.  
Way to go Bear!

Confirmation Food Drive

I am so proud of these Confirmation kids.  Again, I don't have one this year but the red shirt belongs to my Pickle.  The other kids headed out of town to visit with Bear while he stayed back to help with this huge Confirmation project.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friends at Mass

I just love watching the young ones meet their friends at Mass and walk away to talk and explore.  Here they are visiting with St. Joseph.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017

First Holy Communion

Jumba is pretty nervous but his sisters are loving on him.  They pray for him and want the best for him.  I love how they support each other.  

The we are set for the party with yummy food and we head to Mass.

He wanted to kneel down to receive and Fr. Tom supported him.  I love it.  So beautiful.
He received under both species. 

We are all so happy for this young man.  I love that while my heart sores with joy so does the hearts of dad and his siblings.

After Mass we start the bunch of pictures that we will take.

This first one was taken of me with a friend's mom.  It happens to be her parish and I was so happy that her mom and dad were at this Mass.   was my best friend throughout high school and the Matron of Honor at my wedding.  I was so glad to share this moment with her mom and dad.

It is now time to let the party being.  Fr. Tom blesses the food and we celebrate.  Congrats Jumba!

After the party we know that we will be leaving St. Louis early in the morning.  We decided to get one last treat in.  We headed to Ted Drews.

Beautiful - cousin - Adorable
The twins loved spending time with their cousin and new best friend.  Nothing is better than family!

This was really a fantastic day.   I end with this picture because it is so special to me.  Each child celebrates with Jumba.  This picture is such joy!
Congratulations to our precious Jumba!