Monday, May 30, 2011

Gone Fishing!

William and Miriam had fun with Dad on...

The first fishing trip of the year!  No fish yet but maybe next time. :-)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Deer InciDent

I live in deer country and I know to watch for these gentle creatures with a kamikaze tendency.  The evening around dusk is when deer are really out and at night one must drive carefully...but who expects these gentle creatures to bound in front of your vehicle at 2:00pm in the afternoon?

We were on our way to the doctor's office for William's 5 year old well child visit and a sick child visit for Luke when this unfortunate collision occured.  The Doe did not make it.  She exchanged her tail for our headlight, so for a few short hours we had an authentic "red-neck" hood ornament (Phil graciously it removed for me - unfortunately before I got a picture).  The phrase a "Deer caught in the headlights" now has new meaning for me. 

The damage done-$2400+ is the estimate -thankfully we have full coverage insurance:-).

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Six Beautiful Years!

S‎ix years ago today, God granted me my heart's greatest desire - to serve Him through my vocation to Marriage. My heart is joined forever in love to the my beloved husband and our love has given us three beautiful children! Praise God!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Miriam is Three!

It's hard to believe our little girl is already three!  To celebrate her special day we invited a few of her friends over for a tea party.

 She had asked for a Dora cake, but when we went to Michael's with our 40% off coupon, the Dora mold's were all gone so she picked out a castle instead and we made the castle from Dora's fairy tale adventure where Dora has to become a true princess to wake up sleeping Boots.
The girls had a lot of fun dressing up.

Even Luke and William got in on the dress-up fun.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Triduum and Easter at the Lawsons

On Holy Thursday the kids and I made this representation of the Last Supper  from Catholic Icing to get ready for the evening Holy Thursday Mass.  Not quite like the original but the kids really enjoyed coloring each Apostle and putting them in place.
On Good Friday we made Hot Cross buns.  The recipe came from Evelyn Birge Vitz's "A Continual Feast."
Then on Saturday, we took the kids to the longest Easter Vigil Mass St. Peter's has had yet since everything that could take place through the RCIA did including a whole family being baptized - just like the early Church :-).  It was beautiful!  The Vigil began at 8:30pm and ended after 11:00pm.  

The kids waiting for the Vigil to begin
William and Miriam
get ready for the Easter Vigil
Miriam, Luke and I spent a great deal of the time in the back at least while the Baptisms, Confirmations and 1st Communions took place. But what an amazing tradition to share in - waiting for Jesus to Rise and fulfil His promise of Redemption.  It is so beautiful to be part of this ancient vigil and celebration of Christ's eternal Love and to enter into the Easter joy shown forth in so many ways throughout this Vigil.  My favorite moment is after sitting in the dark through the readings of Salvation History, we get to sing the Gloria and all the Church is lit up and the bells ring to celebrate!

We enjoyed a nice Easter Dinner with Grandma Lawson and later for dessert had a yummy Ice Crem pie.

Christ is Risen Alleluia - now we can celebrate for 50 more days!!