Now that my 31 days of Organized Chaos are over, I've got to find my blogging brain again and get back into some kind of blogging pattern (not that I really had one before 31 days, mind you). We'll see where the Holy Spirit leads me.
This past weekend was a busy one as we traveled out of town for a family wedding (when will someone get married in town???). It was a beautiful ceremony and a fun reception and our family got some good dance time in. Somewhere along the line, Mr 9 yo has inherited some John Travolta genes because that boy was bustin' moves that I don't think have ever been seen before. Didn't matter who he was dancing with as long as he was out there. A few times he was in the middle of the wild bridal party dancing to songs that weren't that great so my hubby would walk out there and bring him off the dance floor. He'd cooperate and then head back out with the next song. I love that dancing is a thing that our whole family (well, except for one of us) enjoys doing. We really do have a lot of fun together. When's the next wedding??
In between the ceremony and the reception we had some time so we headed to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows to take some family pictures.
I love that Shrine because it meant a lot to my grandma. I remember going there with her when I was younger and participating in a candlelight rosary procession. For a young kid, it was a very moving experience.
We took our family Christmas picture and then we had some fun with the camera. Taking fun pictures is another family favorite pastime!
This last one is our all time favorite family photo! We were getting ready to pack it up because it was getting chilly, we were losing our light and well, we were done, when my hubby noticed the bathroom signs on the building. We hurried up and set up the camera before anyone came by because, really, it looks kind of silly to be taking a picture outside of a bathroom at a NATIONAL SHRINE while you're all dressed up and it's cold outside. We were successful and we all love the results. I'm thinking it would make a nice canvas wrap print.
Fun times, but now it's back to the grindstone, except that Mr 9 yo seems to still be feeling the effects of his wild weekend so we're off to a slow start. Never fear, though, we'll be kickin' it into high gear as rehearsal season gets into full swing as we approach three performances of "The Conversion of Scrooge".