I was surprised by this very thoughtful and kind review of my blog, Finer Femininity, that was written by Chad on his blog From the Depths to the Wilderness. I thought I would share it with you today. You can read the review here.Β  And you can check out his blog while you’re at it. πŸ™‚

I would also like to share with you some photos from our Traditional Family Weekend a couple of weeks ago. It was a very refreshing time, full of fun and spiritual nourishment.

We started it off with decorating and a run-through of the Talent show on Thursday night. The sound and lighting person, Rob Heschmeyer (who is an integral part of the Weekend) had to help with Father Walker’s funeral so he started early Thursday and went back and forth from the hallΒ  to the church where the funeral was taking place.

Decorating is a joyous time, full of anticipation as we prepare for the events to come. IMG_1125 IMG_1172IMG_2571IMG_1282 IMG_2513 IMG_2518 IMG_2522 The dance followed with young and old alike taking part in an evening of enjoyment and camaraderie!IMG_1452 IMG_1465IMG_2595IMG_2596IMG_1483IMG_1500IMG_1512 IMG_1468 IMG_1472 IMG_1482IMG_1440 IMG_1495 IMG_1514

High Mass on Saturday morning was celebrated by Father VanderPutten who was visiting from Nigeria. His sermon was terrific and caught the attention of all, especially the young folk!IMG_0490 IMG_0498

The conferences took place Saturday afternoon, followed by the rosary. They were inspiring and it was very gratifying to see the young people gather to listen to both priests talk, each about an hour long! Whole families took part which was wonderful! IMG_1546

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The evening was started off byΒ  the Talent Show drawing the biggest crowd of the Weekend! The show featured an Australian National Anthem, Yo-Yo acrobats, Irish Dancers and many more wonderful acts! It was a delight and we ended the show singing “Faith of Our Fathers” in honor of Father Walker. Our cross and “shrine” was dedicated to him also. IMG_2536IMG_1871 IMG_2005 IMG_1993 IMG_1983 IMG_1949-001 IMG_1942 IMG_1919 IMG_1903 IMG_2015Sunday we had a Pancake Breakfast, Volleyball, games and a good old family movie to end it all off!IMG_1598 IMG_1600 IMG_1619 IMG_1644 IMG_1645 IMG_1655 IMG_1720 IMG_1769IMG_2083IMG_2123 IMG_2073Then home for a well-deserved rest! Come and join us next time! πŸ™‚ IMG_2148-001