Sunday morning- wake up is about 7:15 for me. I get the kids ready and fed while Brent gets to sleep in a bit. (I get to sleep in all during the week compared to his schedule so it is more than fair). My mom is around to chat and help as well. Then off to church around 8:40.
We sit next to my sister in Mass, which is a rare treat and pretty entertaining with five kids between us. I think it goes rather well, all things considered.
This was our view during the announcements.
Mass was quite surprising as the priest invited all the couples to renew their vows! It was pretty cool to do and neat to be with my sister and her husband as they renewed theirs simultaneously.
I, of course, love kissing pictures with my husband. We took advantage of the "cake" set up for a wedding photo opportunity. I've never ever seen this happen in Mass in my life so it was just a huge awesome moment. They even, as you can see, had a mini-reception for us all afterwards!
Ro & Zach were all for cake and punch in addition to the normal doughnuts.
E enjoyed his cake while the big kids were in their first Sunday school of the new year.
B is in the First Reconciliation and First Communion cycle this year so his teachers had a lot to say at the beginning of class. The teachers seemed really good and have been doing this for about 10 years so they are ready to roll. It is going to be a big year for them all!
M is in class with her life long friend Ashtyn as well as her friend from school Paisley. She seemed to have a great time and loved seeing her friends again.
My mom joined us for lunch at hideaway and treated us all to pizza as a "wedding" gift. Had we had any idea the vow renewal was happening I'm sure she would have come to watch it too!
We got home about 12:20 and it was time for some rest. B likes to watch videos in our bed for some reason.
M & E watched some shows together.
here. My scrapbooking process today involved a lot of walking around to gather my supplies, they are in the laundry room cabinets these days, and to the office to print things and blog the birthday interview. It wasn't efficient, but worked out.
I love the Ali Edwards Story Kits--- so much so that they are the only scrapbooking supplies I'm buying just now. This page features elements from the "roots" kit that came out this summer. It was perfectly timed to our move into our new house at the end of June.
After dinner, Brent was teaching E a game and I went outside and read in the hammock for a bit. The weather was just too nice for people to be inside so we threw together an evening family walk (about 6pm). This is the first of two playgrounds in our neighborhood that we visited.
Me @ 8pm waiting for kids to get in bed. I had just done battle with some trumpet vine (which will take over the world if left untended) and pruned a few bushes before calling it a day.
We rounded out the day with a little bit more LEGO time, blogging, books, and games.
And that's it! Seven days of chronicling a very interesting week in our lives. Thanks to everyone who read along, participated, and helped us out this week. I have quite a few amazing photos from this project as well as many memories and moments recorded that I am so very thankful for. I'm not sure if I will put the photos/stories in an album, but even if I don't having them here is wonderful.