Monday, June 25, 2007


Two days before the wedding a few of us were indulging in chocolate chips; dark chocolate mind you but chocolate none the less. And we all know what chocolate can do to your complexion if not eaten in moderation. As one of the girls sought another small handful of the luscious chips I quipped, ‘best be careful or you might get pimples. “

I turned my attention back to the flower girl basket that I was working on and as I sewed another stitch on the ribbon for it, I heard a loud gasp and Emma leaped into my line of vision.

“PUMPLES!” she exclaimed. “Chocolate can give you pumples? “

She continued as her little hand stretched out searching for the bag chocolate chips.

“I better put some of dese chocolate chips back if they make pumples. Actually I will put them ALL back!” she declared as she hurriedly stuffed her tiny handful back into the yellow bag.
“I don’t want any pumples for the wedding. I want to be beautiful for the wedding!”

…and she was as you will be able to determine from the photos once I receive them from the photographer.

It was a fairy tale wedding, with a few bitter sweet tears but many more joyous tears shed throughout the day and evening. Thank you to all who prayed for our eldest daughter who had many difficult memories to face that day. She got through it very well, like the trooper she is. She has also been physically very ill, and we are so grateful that she was able to celebrate this day with us.

I have many sweet and funny memories to share as well as loads of photos. However, my camera is missing and so I must wait until our photographer sends the photos onto to us.

In the meantime please keep the new couple, John and Jenny, in your prayers while they travel in the west on their honey moon.

PS Any of my readers who enjoy the photos we often post, please join our prayers to Saint Anthony that through his intercession we will find my camera.

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Here are a few peeks we have been given of the many hundred photos taken throughout the day. However, like me, you will have to wait to view pictures of the bride and groom and the actual wedding. Read more!

A few teasers....

Two of Las Tres Amigas...

My feet hurt and the dancing hasn't even begun!
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Proud daddy of the bride...

Here is the handsome man I married almost 27 years ago, watching his (second oldest) baby girl dance to " The Luckiest" (by Ben Folds) with her husband. Personally I think he is as handsome now as when I married him, if not more. I think maybe it is I that am... the luckiest! Read more!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Simple Math...

12 Children
1 Wedding in 10 days (still double digits for 14 more hours)
6 roasts to order for hubby to cook for reception
11 children participating IN their sister's wedding
6 children starting new curriculum in 14 days
3 hours worked as secretary for home business
24 hours full time mum
10 pumpkin loaves to cook for reception
5 cups of dulce de leche to make... for reception
1 head dress left of three to make
4 baskets to stain and decorate
1 missing diaper bag located in West Virginia, ships home today...
+ X number of unknowns yet to be discovered

= brain dead and little to no blogging these days.

So my apologies to my faithful readers. You will be rewarded with the equivalent of THOUSANDS of words when I post wedding pictures.

In the meantime, keep this brain dead mother, who keeps calling the ring bearer the Flower Boy, in your prayers.

(P.S. My husbands doesn't think I should tell the bride that the above mentioned ring bearer CUT his bangs last week. WHAT do you think?) Read more!

Monday, June 04, 2007

What was the occaison?

Now where and why did we gather for this almost complete family picture? Well, we were all together in Belmont for a few reasons.
One) It was mother's day and
Two) we were gathering together there in Belmont instead of at home so as to allow a family friend who will be doing the wedding pictures an opportunity to see the beautiful church where Jenny will be married in just NINETEEN days from today!

But there was another reason for taking this family picture which is sadly missing our oldest daughter. I have been asked to contribute an article on parenting large families and discerning family size for the
Family Foundations magazine, the membership magazine for the Couple to Couple League. In their July/August edition and they wanted a family picture.

So voila! Our family - sans our oldest who still resides in Boston.

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