Every year at back-to-school time the kids and I help to put together backpacks for local families who register at St. Vincent de Paul:
|(We found this old-school walker by the side of the road on|
the trip in, with a "free" sign. Perfect!!!!!!)
|Goes well with EASY oven-roasted potatoes and cauliflower.|
|Bonus pic: pickled summer veggies. Yum!|
|The hostess is a grandmother so she had a|
highchair all ready for Celeste.
|Grammae is on the the Birthright board |
as well. :o)
|before the ceremony|
|short walk to the lodge for the reception|
|We found a nice spot in the far corner of|
the lodge, because of all the kids.
|View from the lodge. The blue tent, and all the lower field,|
was set up for kids!!!! The adults could watch from any point
up at the lodge. It was perfect!!! (Marcus is standing by the flag.)
|It was nice to use the new patio on grammae & papa's side!|
|(yes, that is a nasty bruise on her forehead) :oP|
|Aunt Chris in pink, cousin Kelly in the white shirt, Uncle|
Jeff (Steve and Pat's brother) in the navy shirt
|Gemma LOVES cute boys!!! (even if they are|
related to her!) ;o)
|Kelly with all his Curl cousins. :o)|
|It was a beautiful evening. Guests came to the house while|
Marcus and I were gone in Portland, picking up the kids.
|Because I was not there to get dinner ready, Papa manned the|
grill. I had bought pre-made sides from New Seasons, which
the guests set out. Desserts were from Decadent Creations, via
Lisa (it was a thank-you for watching her kids!).
|Fr. Juan was in charge of decorations. :o) I gave him free|
rein from our party supplies bin! And he supplied lots of
|Lots of fun, lots of presents, and lots of love for Marcus.|