I hope your summer is going just dandy! Before we know it, school will be in and the wonderful months of “the old grind” will be upon us. I don’t say that sarcastically, I mean it! God is good! Each season has its wonderful aspects and there is much to be thankful for, if we are on the look-out!! It’s all in the attitude, right?!
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Welcome little Avila Therese!
Margy’s first baby cuddle!
The lovely nurse who assisted at the birth! Her and Theresa have formed a special friendship…
Our little altar boy, getting ready for the Baptism.
Rosie and Fr. VanderPutten are Godparents, with hubby standing in as proxy (Father Vdp is in Nigeria).
Entering the church
Angelo is lighting the candle…
Father Flood, Godparents and parents with Avila Therese, new little saint!
The entrance prayer of the Churching of Mothers.
This is the last part of the baptism….the Churching of the Mother. This picture is just before Theresa fainted and had to be carried out of church! She’s fine…..the big day was just too much!
Dear friend, Rosalie, with Avila.
Juliette is studying the flowers…. Science class, you know.
And here she is studying the mammals….poor kitty!
It looks like Nathaniel is chatting on the phone! haha But he is sleeping. Being a kid in Gin’s household is tiring, you know!
Another sleepyhead….little Isaac!
Gin and Juliette
Sisters Agnes and Magdalene…
We had a visitor…yikes!
Virginia had a visitor! Double yikes!!!
Wildflowers and Zinnias….
Grandma and Avila
Keeping watch over new baby! 😀
Devin and Theresa’s family…
Grandpa and Bonnie. 😛
Grandpa, Rosie and Avila
We had a very scary time with our little Agnes. They thought she had spinal meninigitis and she had to have a spinal tap.
Everyone, including Magdalene (her sister) were very worried!
Everything turned out fine…it was a kidney infection. Here is little Agnes with the picture her cousin, Nini, gave her in the hospital…St. Agnes!
One very relieved family!
Godmother Rosie and Avila
Okay….playing poker with crabapples??
Our gardens are flourishing!
Harvest time at Gin’s!
A Precious Moments Baby….little Zelie wearing her brother’s shirt and funny shoes!
Lollies and Happy children!
Our addition is coming along…
The best mason around!
A hailstorm! WHAT is Emma doing out in it??!!
Little waterboys to the rescue!
Z loved her Currier and Ives dishes we all pitched in to give her for her birthday!
A lazy rainy day….
Lazy rainy day (2)
My mom is on the left.
The beginning of our Tradtitional Family Weekend with Juliette bouncing the decoration balls!
Olivia and Tim figured out a smooth way to put the decorations up!
Lots of fun decorating.
“Dress Rehearsal” for the Talent Show…. Olivia and Ernie
Rosie, Gin, Ernie
Margy posing before the dance…
Vin and Gin
Group photos before the hubbub begins…
The Train Dance
Vincent watching the fun!
Hannah figured since it was a Western Dance…she would dress as an Indian!
Lots of fun!
Two very special people, Rob and Cheryl, who do all the lighting and sound for the Weekends!
Our friend, Isabel with her daughter, Rachel, and Jeanette.
Games are a big part of the Family Weekend….ping-pong, board games, cards, volleyball….
Coloring was also fun!
Afternoon Rosary on Saturday
Conferences by Fathers Rickert and Kodet
Live music during the afternoon games….
Rosie and Margy
Hannah and Gemma
The Vandrew Sisters sing and dance to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”
Big crowd at the Talent Show!
Sunday morning was a Pancake Breakfast which was a fundraiser for the All Saint’s Day Party.
It was our friend, Dominic’s birthday, so, of course, we needed to embarrass him with a cake and a song!
Movie Time on Sunday afternoon. Lots of popcorn and a good, ol’ Family Movie!
Always be aware of what your children are doing!
Yes…a good thing to remember!
It is indeed fatally easy to think we have educated a child when we have trained him to think, to acquire masses of useful information, to do many useful things. We could do all this and leave his inner spirit untouched or dulled. Someone has written that modern education has produced a world, completely out of tune with beauty, unaware of it, and incapable of seeing it, reverencing it or producing it. It would scarcely be too much to say that in dismissing or belittling what is beautiful we are dismissing God. For God is Beauty as well as Truth and Goodness, and all the beauty we can see is but an addition to the store through which we become aware of God. -Dominican Nun, Australia, 1955