Vincent is three weeks old! He commemorated the event by allowing a picture to be taken of him with his eyes open! See?
Isn’t he cute? (Of course he is!)
Vincent will be baptized after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday. I can’t wait! This is the soonest we have ever been able to schedule the baptism of one of our children…usually they are six weeks old, But this worked out well. Unfortunately, it’s so soon that I am really bummed about my options for what I have to wear and how I will look. But…*sigh*…I usually don’t start getting *MY* (read: familiar) shape back until at least 6-8 weeks. Oh well. In matters of my child’s eternal soul, guess that ought to take back seat. (duh)
My Aunt Bea turns 100 this year on December 31 (God willing). Since that is a horrible time to travel, our family put together a celebration to take place Saturday. It should be great fun. We will get to see lots of family and celebrate an extra-special woman!
Sunday is also the 12th anniversary of my wedding to the love of my life. I can’t seem to find words this year to express properly how completely wonderful my husband is. Or how Craig is proof that God was watching out for me during all of my years of…well, let’s just call them my lost early-adult years, shall we? And I am amazed how intensely my love for my husband grows every time we have another baby and I watch how he takes care of all of us. My husband is a rock and he gives our family a strong, solid foundation in just about every way.
I just finished reading Fatherless by Brian J. Gail. Not only is it well-written with characters you care about, but there’s so much reality to what is going on in the story. It explores, from the lay person’s side of things, some critical issues with the Catholic Church in America. If you haven’t read it…please do so!
My husband wants me to read this next:
He swears it’s a quick read and he really enjoyed it. Have any of you read this book? I’ll let you know what I think.
However, I also picked up………………….”Motherless” by Brian J. Gail today at our Catholic book store. It’s a continuation of the story started in “Fatherless” with the same characters.
But, since “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” is a library book…I guess it will be first.
Back to the baptism on Sunday, since I just got a phone call. Wow, I think we’re going to have quite a crowd. I didn’t expect lots of people to drive up from Ottawa, KS (that’s where the party is on Saturday for my Aunt Bea) to come, especially the older people with the heat and all. But it seems even Aunt Bea will come up for it. This makes me happy. I do hope the heat won’t be a horrible problem.
Have a great weekend!!