Well, we started off our Lent thinking it would be like any other Lent. As we all know…it wasn’t. Sometimes we just don’t know what is around the corner, do we? God is good and we are grateful for the good times…and the hardships that bring us closer to Him and to one another.
Please continue to keep my dear mother in your prayers. She is close to all of our hearts and will leave such a gap when Our Lord calls her home….
What a privilege it is to look after our parents who have sacrificed so much for us through the years…
As a side note, I am posting this video here. It is important and balanced and should be watched. Draw your own conclusions. Youtube keeps taking it down. It had millions of hits in a few days when the first one was taken down. Be informed. (Scroll to near the end of their post for the video)
The following is a gallery of our Lent…into Easter. Captions are below the photos. Click on the first one to see fullscreen.
Fat Tuesday was spent with our two good priests for an evening of bowling.
Anne Marie is just…tired.
Father Flood is enjoying himself.
Fr. Adams with Juliette.
Margy and Dave’s original wedding date was May 16th. They have postponed to the end of June, hoping things will be opened up by then.
Lovely lavender for the bridesmaids. Margy decorated the fascinators.
Also, the flower girls baskets. Yes. nine flower girls!!!
Enjoying one of Grandma’s books!
Vin came over one evening to take the family on a hayride.
We loaded it down!
Angelo is busy making extraordinary healthy candy for Easter!
Peter in his sister’s fancy slippers!
Pretending he’s making cookies.
Edward is sewing pillows together as gifts.
Tony is lazing around.
Busy with crafts!
Praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Repainting the bathroom and adding a few transfers.
Margy’s Bridal Shower…what a spread!
Gin made the cute sign for a gift for Dave and Margy
Rosalie (Margy’s soon-to-be mother-in-law) and me.
Lots of ladies
Lots of fun.
Showing off her gifts…
Little girls everywhere!
Margy’s favorite cousin surprised her by showing up from out of town!
Cute apron from…guess who?
A procession to stop the virus
Angelo is thurifer.
St. Patrick’s Day fun with Theresa’s children.
Magdalene wears it well!
Virginia is ready for spring aprons!
The beginning of the Crown of Thorns. Flowers will be put on the toothpicks for sacrifices or good deeds done!
The beginning of a new grotto in the front of the house.
Hubby is hard at work.
And a real artist when it comes to masonry!
He also has a green thumb!
Jeanette is ready to have this baby!
Board games are in…lockdown or not!
Avila loves Charlotte…(the miracle baby!)
Beginning of a project.
Gin transforms it! Gorgeous!
Theresa’s kids are protecting themselves from the Corona as they pray the rosary…haha!
We didn’t have the proper color of purple to cover the statues…
but this light purple sheet worked well!
Angelo thought he was being helpful by covering the little crucifixes on the plastic rosaries!
Brendan caught a fish…
Adrian hugs a duck!
Colin and Z’s kids being goofy.
Z had the right kind of purple for the season!
Mike and Jeanette with new baby…Elias!
Brendan made cream puffs for Easter
Magdalene with her new baby brother….Ely.
Juliette is busy making flowers
Nathan joins her.
We weren’t able to have Mass on the feast of the Annunciation but we had a Family Procession.
Prayers at the new grotto.
Babtism time for Elias Daniel!
David and Margy are Godparents.
Father Adams baptizes…
A new child of God!
Consecrating him to Our Lady.
The “Churching of the Mother” ceremony.
With God parents
This field was beautiful….the girls are being dramatic. Oh boy.
Gemma, Rosie, Hannah
Look what Brendan got!
That’s quite a catch!
One of our parishioners plans a flight for Father Adams to bless homes.
Pilot and Co-Pilot.
They go over each home that signed up and Father says blessings of protections and sprinkles holy water.
Holy Mass in the garage.
Mom loves George
George is Margy’s new goat…
who slept with a teddy bear the first night we had hime.
A beautiful Ressurection Garden made by Gemma
Gin’s kids line up for lunch!
Ooo….Swedish Tea Ring…yum!
Z was inspired by Maria von Trapp and had flat bread and wine on Holy Thursday!
We livestreamed the Easter Vigil. It was lovely….not the same, of course….but still quite beautiful
Coloring pages for Lent
We got the neatest egg wraps (transfers) off of Amazon.
Decorating for Easter!
Another Ressurection Garden….Theresa’s.
Juliette tied herself up in a knot and is not too happy about it.
Helpers in the kitchen
Hot Cross Buns! Yum!
A finished Lenten Way of the Cross… Jeanette’s family.
Getting ready! Colin and Z’s kids.
And getting ready at another household….Devin and Theresa’s kids.
Yum! Z’s Hot Cross Buns!
George is affectionate!
Yay! Easter goodies!
Angelo and Toby!
Devin and Theresa’s family, with new addition, Adam.
Colin and Z’s family …with Z
Colin and Z’s family …with Colin
Dom and Sarah’s little Rita
Making breakfast Easter morn. Our good farmer friend, Doc, with Margy.
Rosie made raspberry cinnamon rolls.
Vin with his boys (Nathan is missing)
Gin with her girls (Anne is protesting)
Family at Easter
David and Margy
Rosie made me this Easter doily for Our Lady
Mike and Jeanette’s family with new addition, Ely!
Gin with some of the kiddos
Easter fun! The weather was too bad to have a hunt. But we made do.
And everyone was happy!
Theresa, David and Rosalie.
Theresa is the Easter Bunny each year….passing out the love and the goodies.
Our Parking Lot Mass
Mom loves the animals.
Jeanette and Mike with Grandma
We went one morning to Daily Mass and Angelo was allowed to serve. It was a privilege since, up to then, no servers were allowed.
George was ready for the priest to come to Grandma. haha
Birthday Boys. Notice the three groups of candles…for 3 of Gin’s boys!
Anne is partied out…enough is enough!
Z and her kids spend the day building relationships and making a beeee-autiful sidewalk!
Father is visiting Mom.
Gin’s family building a new sidewalk. Life keeps moving along in spite of “lockdown”.
A lovely wreath Gin made for her home.
We pray the rosary outside with Grandma
Grandma has many lovely plants and solar lights!
She gives a blessing to each of the kids with her St. Benedict Medal and her Crucifix.
My oldest brother, Mike, and his lovely wife Nellie and family. They live in British Columbia. He always keeps in touch but even more since Grandma has been sick. He sings to her with his guitar and sends the audio clips. He is a gem, that is for sure!
Angelo is very close to Grandma and whenever he was missing as a little guy…we knew where he was! Talking Grandma’s ear off!
Hannah and Gemma get Grandma’s blessing
Discussing things with our son, Sep.
Not very often do I get a photo of Sep and Molly and their family.
Vin gets his blessings.
Gin gets hers.
Toby and new baby brother!
Taking a hand at feeding George.
Gemma does Grandma’s hair.
Father Adams is kept busy blessing Mom’s beautiful items (well, some are mine, too)