Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mary Clare's First Holy Communion

May 1, 2011
Divine Mercy Sunday
Beatification of Pope John Paul II

In front of the church on this windy morning! Getting excited!

Checking out work by artists from Jerusalem outside the church

Girls in front of the historical landmark for Annunciation Church, completed in 1874

Our family brought up the gifts for the offertory

That most special moment! Our Lord...Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity!

After Mass

Sweet Sisters

With some friends

With Mommy

The whole fam!

With Monsignor

With all the B family cousins who live in town

All the local B family, plus NeNe and PaPa

Uncle Thomas with baby Thomas

Cousin Emily gave her a beautiful pillow with her name, a cross, and her First Communion date and info on the back. She also received lots of special jewelry, precious handmade cards, and even a scrapbook with letters and photos from lots of friends and family!

Girl friends and cousins

The K family kids

with NeNe and PaPa

Then we rushed home to prepare for the big celebration at the farm. I took several trips to the car and back, here was my last one! Steven took a photo of me looking silly on the cell phone holding a giant watermelon!

Relaxing out at Little Way Farm!

Tommy with Aunt Kathy and NeNe

Steven Joseph and his friend J

Playing in the pond

little goslings in a wagon

Climbing trees

PaPa and Thomas

Steven Joseph with a motorcycle and fishing rod. In his element.

driving around the porch

Daddy and Ellie checking out the cows

Mary Clare and friends in the chicken coop

Eating burgers

Beautiful cupcakes

With special flags made by NeNe

A blessed day indeed.


Rich said...

Kids love special occasions when Mom and Dad MAKE it special.

Way to go, Mrs. Bailey!

Kristen said...

Congrats! Everything looked beautiful...and what a blessing of a church you guys belong to! That is beautiful too! We had to be "weird" just to genuflect before receiving but MC got to kneel! Yay!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mary Clare! Ya'll looked beautiful.

Roxy, Gerardo and the girls.

Shelly said...

What a great family picture!

JOYfilled Family said...

The entire day was beautiful and loaded with blessings.

Thanks for sharing at the First Communion JOY linky party.

May God abundantly bless MC and your entire family.

Pax Christi - lena

Kim said...

Hi, I found your blog from a mommyboard I frequent. I love both girl's dresses and love how you added sleeves. The girls looked adorable! What a special day for your family. Can you please tell me the name of the designers of both dresses? I'm starting to plan early. Thanks!

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