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    Happy 21st Anna Maria!!!!!

    Photo Credit Wishing our Anna Maria much love, 21 today!!!!! We are so very proud of you darling, words can not adequately express how much we love you. It seems like only yesterday we were blessed with our precious girl who changed our lives forever. Many, many Happy Birthday wishes darlin’

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    Celebrating Father’s Ordination to the Priesthood

    Last week we headed to our Cathedral City to celebrate the Ordination of our dear Deacon to the Priesthood. Watching priest after priest stream into the Cathedral gave me goosebumps, 50 priests in all had come to witness and celebrate with their fellow Brother. The Cathedral was packed, around 200 parishioners from our parish alone had traveled North and the Filipino community was there in strength.   In the Bishop’s Homily one of the topics he discussed was the need for a Priest to have an active prayer life.  Our dear friend and assistant Parish Priest (to the right) was Master of Ceremonies, it was only a few years ago…

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    “Come As Your Favourite Animated Character”

     Mega Birthday week this week.  Jack Jack and Jelly Bean turned 8 & 10 respectively and Michelangelo 15.  We celebrated the younger two’s birthday with a themed party, “Come as your favourite animated character”.  Jack Jack was Hiccup (How to Train Your Dragon).  His whole outfit was courtesy of op-shop hunting one afternoon, we really hit the ‘motherlode’; green leggings, green velvet top, a brown woolen scarf and a dressing gown, with which a bit of judicious ripping and hemming became a vest.  Fortunately his sister had a pair of boots that fit too.   Jelly Bean of course was Princess Anna from Frozen, our girls’ favourite movie. Wearing an…

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    A Portrait a Week – January 21st Edition

    A portrait of our children, once a week, every week in 2014 1. Bella in her Baptismal Gown 2. Bella with her parents and godparents   3. Our Bella’s Baptism   4. Our new Deacon’s first Baptism, he was so excited and honoured to baptise Bella, we were delighted to have him give her this precious Sacrament   5. Bella with her godparents, big siblings Michelangelo and Princess 6. Two of our girls with their Dad, couldn’t resist sharing this one   7. Family shot, all of us together:) 8.  Home again, after the big event. Photo credit all goes to Anna Maria Linking up at Practising Simplicity for 52…

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    2014: Word, Goals

    Happy New Year!! A New Year, full of new possibilities, new opportunities, new experiences all waiting to unfurl. A New Year always brings with it the thought of fresh starts, a chance to begin again. Yet are we really beginning anew? It’s rather difficult when we aren’t starting with a blank slate, we travel into the New Year with ourselves, with our past successes and imperfections already imprinted. Reflecting over my past words and resolutions I see that my interests haven’t changed, each year I still struggle in certain areas, my goals are relatively the same, and I’m good with this, I’m comfortable. The word that has chosen me this year I’m…

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    We Have A Baby Girl!!!!

    Yes a girl!!! PC and I were blessed with our little Christmas miracle two days ago, on the 22nd.  We are totally delighted and surprised to have been blessed with a little girl, Bella. (blog name) She is 8lb 15oz and 56cm long.  (4.064kg for the younger ones) She has such fine features.  We are very grateful that all went well (it was a long couple of days) We’re home now and looking forward to focusing on Christmas and just enjoying our little girl.  Still in shock.    The children are all totally besotted with her and so very thrilled to have a little sister. Six boys and four girls,…

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    21 Years of Marriage!!

    Today is our 21st Wedding Anniversary!! We have been so blessed throughout our marriage, God has been so very, very good to us. If possible we are more in love today than when we married.  Many days I pinch myself and wonder how I got so lucky married to such an awesome man.  Love you darlin’, Happy Anniversary. *You may enjoy reading a wedding meme I shared a few years back.