It was a beautiful day!!
(she is holding her beautiful rosary made by Barbara)
She loves it!
Can I just say that not all girls like their pictures taken?
not all girls care what their hair looks like on their First Holy Communion day?
My first daughter was like,
"Oh, please take 236 more photos of me"
(OK, not really, but close)
My second daughter was somewhere in the middle...
this one, not so much.
She also got a hand embroidered scapular made by Barbara
(thank you Barbara, she loves it!)
We also gave her a Clay Rosary made by my lovely friend, Sarah!
Oh, my these clay rosaries are such a treasure!!
My sweet little 7 year old is a no fuss kind of girl
She just had her big sister paint her nails her favorite color
and wanted her hair cut short for the big day!
My cousin Kristin is our lovely stylist!!
Cute as a bug!
We made a few dozen cookies for the big day....
The girls helped frost them all!
And we were ready to go!
(OK, after cleaning, or trying to clean with 6 kiddos,
and grocery shopping and preparing food)
She got to do the first reading,
(which was a really hard reading, did you see those names last Sunday?)
petitions and help carry up the gifts
She did a super job!
Big brother got to serve that day too!
Gotta love 7 year olds!!
(click on the picture for a close up!)
Mesmerized by the candles...
After Mass, we did pictures with godparents....
and our own family
At which point, she was DONE.
Please honey, just one more....you can get out of the dress as soon as I'm done!
OK, 2 more....I need one black and white...
Out of the dress, life is better now...
Father Tom here, came to visit for a little bit
She told him he had to stand by Mary because he's a priest.
We had a house full!
But who's counting?
OK, Tom was counting, we had 28 guests!
It was such a fun day!
It was such a fun day!
My aunt and uncle came, and that is their granddaughter Ava in the corner
I wanted pictures of my grandma, my in-laws...and many other people that came to visit,
but dang it, I just didn't get pictures of everyone!
***note to self***
MUST HAVE ONE OF THE BIG KIDS TAKE PICTURES OF EVERYONE NEXT TIME!!!
We got a cake picture, but you can't even see the writing...
Oh, well...this is my good friend Nicki and her beautiful daughter Melissa!
My beautiful cousin Kristin...
My beautiful friend Sarah! (all the way from Fargo!)
Look at those blue eyes!!!
Our kiddos all had a blast together til they had to go...
A day filled with blessings!