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.

6 comments:

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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