Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Emma's First Communion

 My beautiful Emma made her first Communion on Pentecost Sunday!

 The dress is from Aunt Celeste, and was Christine's dress for her first Communion.  I am so happy that it fit so well and looked so lovely!
 My sister Jenn made this lovely shawl.

 One of the families came to church in this limo!
 Aunt Christine made an amazing cake!  Can you see the chalice, hosts and rosary?  The details are unbelievable!

 Emma made a trip with some of her cousins to visit Grandma who was still in the rehab center.

Emma's Godparents Jess and Joe.

Monday, May 13, 2013

My little Beethoven

 Emma had her last recital of her piano lessons with her Aunt Nichole.  My little princess played a song from "A Little Mermaid."

Visit with Grandma Reynolds

A visit with Grandma on Mother's Day weekend was the best for our family!  Grandma is in rehab now and doing so much better!  Thanks for your prayers.  We are hoping we can see her for Emma's first Communion next week.  Don't you love the isolation gowns and gloves?

Friday, May 10, 2013

My Patrick Steward

 My Patrick was given the virtue award for Stewardship for the month of April!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Update on Mom Reynolds

I know I mentioned that we had some health issues affecting the grandparents, and I wanted to give an update on her condition.

 Mom Reynolds had open heart surgery on April 17, and had a valve repair among many other things.  It was a successful surgery and we were very hopeful that everything would continue smoothly.  Unfortunately, a few days after she contracted MRSA (staph infection) and went septic.  She had to go into ICU for about a week, and it was a stressful time for all of us.  The kids can feel the tension and it's been so tough to see her so sick.  She is still at the hospital today, but not in ICU, and anxious to get home.  We know that there are so many people have been praying for her and we are so appreciative of all the prayers and well wishes for her!

We were so happy that last weekend, ALL the Reynolds kids came to town, and were together at our house.  We were missing our heart in the ICU, though!  (God is so good, because John, who lives in Korea, was on TDY in the area, just in time to see Mom!)
We miss you, Grandma!  We can't wait until you are home again.  The kids have been sick the last week, so we are hoping that we are all healthy so we can visit you!