Major Event #1: We officially began our homeschooling!
|Getting ready to go to Mass on our First day of school|
|Miriam in front of the work boxes that help organize our school day.|
Major Event #2: Phil begins formation for the Diaconate for the Diocese of La Crosse
|Car packed and ready to go|
This one is going to require a separate blog post to explain the discernment journey up to this point but in the mean time you can go here for more details. Technically, Phil began his formation as a deacon aspirant in August. However, in September we packed the whole family up, including the dog, and went on an overnight trip to La Crosse to participate in a retreat at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for men in formation to become a deacon and their wives. It was an exhausting but grace-filled trip for our family and God took care of all the details for us, including helping us find someone to house all of us including the dog and a babysitter to care for the children for part of the retreat. If God is truly calling Phil to the diaconate now at this stage in our lives-and it sure does seem that way- this is definitely a life changing journey and we are learning to surrender to God's plan for our lives as we walk this path.
Major Event #3: A Family Trip to San Diego for Uncle Steve's Marriage to Aunt Rosie
|Luke traveling in style through the airport|
|William puts car stickers on his tray race track|
|The kids enjoying Uncle Steve's Pool|
The wedding was beautiful,
|Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Gomez|
and we have some amazing memories from our time with my family.
|A huge blessing was spending time with my 101 year old grandfather.|
|All the Grand-kids together|