House For Six

Special Days: Baptisms and Birthdays and First Communions, Oh My!

Deme Crinion2 Comments
Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  As I was going through the unorganized chaos that is my pictures on the computer, I realized how many special days we've celebrated in the past couple months. 

Each of these could have rated their own post, but....well, procrastination....leads to back-up....leads to overwhelming...leads to inability to construct complete sentences.  So, here they are in photo dump fashion.

Back in February, Miss Livy Joy was baptized!  It was still freezing so we needed a lot more than just the gown...

(Don't ask about the perfectly coordinated toddler ties the boys are donning. They thought they looked pretty sharp.)

It was such a special day.  The last time we had a baptism around here the older kids were still toddlers, so it was a very different experience this time, full of tender moments that will continue to bless my mama heart over and over again.

In March and April, James and I (respectively) turned the big 36.  OK, so that isn't such a significant number except for the fact that we are now officially closer to 40 than 30.  And I'm totally OK with that. I don't have pictures of these events because #slacker and #toobusyeatingcake.....BUT! Naptime Diaries was kind enough to run their spring sale in conjunction with my birthday and my amazing husband got me this canvas print that I've been wanting forever.
I can think of at least 5 different places I could hang it, but I have a perfect spot next to my desk begging for some art/motivation.  Which of course, is causing a whole new set of project plans to brew.  Wink, wink.

And finally, just last month our oldest made her First Communion!  We weren't allowed to take pics during the mass but I did manage to gather up these...

Mr. Grueden leads the Children's liturgy on Sundays and has always been so kind to our kids. He happened to draw Mia's name from all the first communicants and has been praying for her for as she prepared for this day. Such goodness.

As I was putting this post together I loved seeing Father Tom welcome our youngest into our faith and later give our daughter her First Holy Communion. His joy for them is as great as ours.

Now let's talk outfit deets.  Mia didn't want to do the traditional veil, but we found this tiara with a cross right in the center and it felt like her.

The bracelet was a gift from her grandparents...

and this necklace was a gift from her other set of Grandparents at her Baptism.

How is our sweet girl growing so fast?!?!

We are so very proud of her!
[Dress/shoes/tiara: David's Bridal | Tights/Sweater: Target]

Looking back it struck me that all of these wonderful celebrations came smack in the middle of some of the hardest months we've had in a while.  Blessings in the trenches I tell ya!

Thanks so much for reading! We would love to hang out!
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