Friday, May 10, 2013

7 Quick Takes May 10 2013

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It has been a busy week and I will attempt to catch up in these quick takes, and with a bunch of photos.  First, here's Mr 8 yo.  This was last weekend right before he received his First Holy Communion.

Quite a strapping young man, isn't he?  He is our LAST First Holy Communion.  While it is exciting to all be "Communicating" together, there is something sad about it being the last one.
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This is me and my good friend, Simonetta.

Simonetta is an incredibly talented Catholic singer and songwriter, as well as a playwrite and director extraordinaire, and a lovely person, too...but I digress.  Anyhow, she and her four equally talented daughters are going to be recording an album of sacred music - you know, the beautiful church music that you don't hear too often anymore.  They're in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for this endeavor and I'd love it if you would check it out and consider donating to this wonderful cause.  Thanks!
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DH and I also celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary last weekend.  It was a big party and we had a great time with friends and family.  Here is the awesome cake that my sister-in-law made for us

and here we are eating it :)

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On our actual anniversary, we packed up the crew and headed to our local zoo.  It was a beautiful, sunny day.  We took this picture at the time we would have been saying our vows exactly 25 years earlier.  

Coincidentally, this was picture number 777 on my camera.  I'm taking that as a good sign :) 

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We saw some interesting sites at the zoo this time.  We hung around this guy for awhile hoping to get to see him actually consume his lunch, but he was taking his sweet time at it, so we had to move on. 

We did get to watch him drag the already dead rabbit across his enclosure, smash it around a number of times and then eventually settle down on top of it.  He looked too comfy to be ingesting it any time soon.
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The zoo also opened up a new bear exhibit and it is quite cool (literally :).  There is this underwater viewing area where you can watch them play in the water.  What we thought was funny was the view from various angles that showed the refraction of the water on the bear.  Here he is in his "split" view.

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All in all we had a beautiful, fun and tiring day.  Here's one of my favorite photos from our adventure.

Hope you all have a blessed Mother's Day and a peaceful and restful weekend.
God Bless! 
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  1. HAPPY 25th!!! Wow, that's huge! And so is your "baby". Happy Mother's Day :)

  2. Happy Anniversary! I love the idea of spending the day at the zoo to celebrate with the whole family.

  3. Wow, happy 25th Anniversary!! God bless you both!