Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekend Highlights

I sure was happy to see the weekend come on Friday.  Some of my besties and me went out for a nice dinner.  You know you're with good friends when you each get a dessert and then pass them around for everyone to share!

Danielle, Cathy, me, and Andrea

Saturday morning I took Mary Kate to her track meet.  I'm not sure when I will learn that I never need to be there as early as they tell me to be, but  4 hours later we were done!  And boy was it ever cold. 

Mary Kate passes the baton to her friend Elizabeth

Saturday night brings us to a visit from Johnnette Benkovic at our parish.  For those who aren't familiar with her, she is a Catholic evangelist who has her own show on EWTN, hosts a radio show, speaks at conferences and retreats, and the list goes on.  She was fantastic; such a dynamic speaker.  I'm still digesting all she had to say.  I wasn't allowed to take photos once the talk started, but here's a picture of my beautiful church.

Another exciting event that happened here this weekend was the baptism of two very special boys.

My friend Eileen and her husband Ben baptized baby Henry on Sunday.  Eileen and I became friends a few years ago when she joined Moms And Tots.  She gifted me and Bill with the honor of being Henry's godparents.

My other Moms and Tots friend Emily and her husband Chris baptized their baby Stephen too!!   How cool was that to have a joint baptism for two close families?  And wouldn't you know, the godmother they chose for him is Jen, who is from Moms and Tots as well!  Stephen's journey here is as exciting as his mama's.  To read their story click here.

Emily and Stephen (l); Eileen and Henry (r)

Time for a little celebration afterwards...

 It was a great day.

The party was sort of like Linner ( between lunch and dinner = Linner)

The kids were STARVING come bedtime.  They were all smiles with either PB & J or cereal.

I made this cake today.....

For my little patriots.

With the changes in routine around here the kids have been troopers.  I'm so proud of them.

I love them so much.


  1. Love hearing about your weekends, Kathleen. This one sure was fun! So glad you had fun with your besties...and the Baptisim looks beautiful! I can almost smell the chrism oil! That is one of my favorite scents in the world!

    I know just what you mean about "Linner"...and we do the same thing...peanut butter or cereal... yummy! Wish I could have brought my troops over for a piece of your awesome are an awesome mommmy! Have a nice day, friend!

  2. Getting great at the photos! Beautiful baptism shots.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful weekend.

  4. Sounds like a good weekend!
    I love the cake you made...
    Hope you are having a good week.