Friday, May 16, 2014

Meredith's First Holy Communion

The weather on First Communion is always up-in-the-air...we're always praying for no rain... and, thankfully, it didn't!  It was a little cool and very windy which made for some entertaining outside pictures. 

Meredith read a petition for the prayers of intercession and did a great job.  

All four of our daughters have worn my wedding veil with their First Communion dress...I have loved that tradition.  I thought someone would not want to wear it somewhere along the way, but they all have been excited to participate in the tradition!  Or at least they're good at playing along :)

It's such a beautiful sacrament and this was our last child to receive it so that made it bittersweet...

We had a nice party with about 40 total people here.  The food was gone - either we didn't plan very well or it was really good!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Easter 2014

We spent Easter weekend in Cleveland this year.  The kids really enjoy being with their cousins and a house full of 9 kids is pretty exciting!  

We visited the West Side Market in downtown Cleveland which was so cool - I wish I would have taken some photos of it.  It is huge and has so many vendors, it could take a whole day to get through it all. 

The Easter Bunny in Cleveland leaves the eggs outside...way more fun that way.  

We enjoyed a beautiful Easter Mass and it was a gorgeous day being sunny and about 75 degrees.  

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Texture Tuesday, Volume 16

Linking up with Kim today for Texture Tuesday - the theme this week is yellow.

We went to Holland, MI for the Tulip Festival the day after Meredith's First Communion.  It was a nice day...could have been a little warmer...could have been a little less windy...but, it wasn't raining.  Most of the tulips were not in bloom yet, but we found a couple of patches on 8th Street that were in all of their glory!

edited with kk_0312

Happy Tuesday everyone and have a great week!