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Monday, May 7, 2018


My sweet Sarah is confirmed!

We had a crazy weekend but it was so good.  I picked up Dan's uncle from the airport on Thursday afternoon and the got Sarah from school.

My parents picked Peter up from his track meet and Dan's sister arrived from D.C. And then Dan made it home from work a little early and the fun began.

Cathy and Sarah went to  church to practice for the big event and we all relaxed at home.  When they got back, we had chili (I needed something that was easy to fix, that would keep not knowing when the girls would get home, and that was tasty.  So my famous award winning chili it was!) for dinner and then it was practically bedtime.

The next morning, Cathy drove the kids to school and when she got back we had breakfast and then headed out the door.  We visited Pilot Mountain and had lunch at Snappy Lunch in downtown Mt. Airy.

Then we picked up the kids from school, raced home, ordered and ate pizza and then got dressed and headed to church for Sarah's Confirmation!

We had to be there at 6:00 for the group pictures and then the service started at 7:00.  It was beautiful!  I love singing the Litany of Saints.  The choir was fabulous and there was also someone playing violin who did a wonderful job.

And my sweet girl has been sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.

My parents and brother were there too but left before we took the pictures.

After  Mass, we came home and celebrated with my mom's famous chocolate cake and then went to bed because we were tired!

On Saturday morning we were up bright and early because Sarah's middle school was participating in a kick ball tournament with some of the other catholic schools.

We dropped her off and headed to a local farmer's market that was near the park where the kickball tournament was being held.  This farmer's market was fabulous.  It was really large and we ended up being there close to two hours.  Then we ate lunch and went back to the park to watch the final kickball game.

Sarah's team came in third!

On Sunday morning we headed to Mass and then met my parents and brother and uncle for lunch.  Afterwards, Cathy had to head back to D.C. and the rest of us relaxed for the rest of the afternoon.

This morning, Dan took his uncle to the airport, I took the kids to school and headed to the grocery store and just like that, our lovely weekend is over and it's back to life as normal.

I'm so thankful for the great weekend we had and for time spent with our family.

And here's hoping the rest of May goes as well!


Ernie said...

God bless Sarah! Everyone looks great in the pictures! Love your dress. Mini was confirmed on Tuesday night. I did dinner beforehand. That can be chaotic because she had to be there at 6:15, but I really planned in advance and the lasagna (that takes all day to make) was awesome. All the food was warm when I wanted it to be. Yippee! Church is like 5 houses away from our house, so we were on time. The mass was beautiful. Mini did a reading, and did a great job. I am trying to keep the first floor orderly ever since. Let's not talk about the second floor.

Mari said...

What a weekend! Congrats to Sarah!
And Peter! Goodness, he has gotten tall!

Billie Jo said...

Congratulations to your sweet girl!!!!
What a special time in her life!
Did you get out of bed today?!?
Because I wouldn’t have!!!!
What a great weekend!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a weekend! Congratulations to your sweet Sarah.