EVE OF THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
We were so blessed to be able to host a very gracious and very fun group of kids at our house for Halloween last night!
Lots of laughing, playing games, eating, and more laughing! I even overheard a beautiful theological discussion among some boys, in the kitchen, while they snacked on donuts.....that warmed my heart.
JESUS WAS IN THE BUILDING FOR SURE
We even set up a festive "All Souls Feast Dinner Party" in our dining room to set the mood as the kids arrived
FOOD AND DECOR
I have to set the scene for you, right...
I was SO SUPER excited to get to throw this special party!
My kids were so thrilled to see all of the festive decor.....I just wanted it to be perfect for them and their sweet friends
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD......RIGHT!!!!
I have the funniest husband ever!!
He got a fog machine AND black lights...
He asked me where he should go to get the black lights and my response was "1992"....?
Isaac absolutely LOVED being at the party with the "Big Kids"
Nicholas as an old man
for helping this party to go so well. On this very night last year, I was released from the hospital with my brand new lungs.
You have carried me so far, as giving me the ability to be more of a wife, mom and a friend this year...in SO MANY little, but impactful ways.......and for that, I stand in gratitude before You.
You are always with me.....So many things fell into place for this party, that could have been road blocks. And, as You know Father, I am always stressed when entertaining.
I am sure that You giggle with delight as I run around and around trying to fix this and that...things that do not really matter...I imagine You greatly entertained (like we are when we watch our little Isaac) by my human bewilderment as I try to make everything just right.
You kindly smile and pull me back down out of the clouds and calm my anxious heart.
Thank You so much for the wonderful blessings that came out of this night.
Celebrating and connecting with others is where our Lord is truly glorified
THE EVENING OF ALL SAINTS
After a beautiful morning starting perfectly with Holy Mass...and just because He can.....Jesus surprised me with Msgr Hart Presiding! Kerry needed a most blessed Msgr Hart Homily......
The rest of the day was filled with lunch out with the kids and some sweet friends.....then taking down all of our party decor....lots of spider webs!!!
Our Lord THEN blessed me with a special date with my boyfriend....Jesus just never stops, does He.....
Our kids (along with Benny and Magdelena) sweetly offered to watch the little ones while we went out for a quick dinner.
Savannah said that we should take the night and go to dinner AND a movie....Honestly Mr and Mrs Pumpkins were WAY TOO tired for that! So, we just enjoyed a quiet dinner out together. With all of the busyness....I have really missed my him
I was so excited that he asked me out!!
He's super cute so I was really nervous!
But we had SO MUCH FUN!
Thank You dear Lord for our marriage vocation and for our family. I couldn't think of a better best friend to journey back to You with.
I love him so much and I love You Dear Father with all of my heart