Tuesday, January 03, 2017

A Special Christmas Present

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.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Facebook Official

Jessie is leaving for Seek2017 in San Antonio, and Number Three is writing his last paper before he begins teaching Comp101 again on Monday. The couple decided to become social-media-official in the New Year!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Number Seven's "Reunion"

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 and Sam's Wedding

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

The Dawn of Grace

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".

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Number Seven's Art

During school break she has more time to do art... especially with her wisdom teeth gone. Below are a couple examples. The card os for a wedding I am making the cake for this Friday!