Just a photo roundup of recent family events: my sister Shannon’s Match Day in Shreveport a couple of weeks ago, and also a fun family reunion party last Saturday at Michael’s aunt and uncle’s home on Lake Ponchartrain…enjoy! 🙂
|Hanging out and eating petit fours (my favorite!). Gabe is extremely loving and sweet with Gianna. He even flirts with her in Baby Talk, just like I do. So cute.|
|My brother in law, Dr. Jeff, and Gabe. Gabe and Faith (and Gianna now too) love crawfish.|
|I need to get this little fish a swimsuit! She had to borrow one of her cousin’s. She’s got her mother’s fair skin tone, though, so I’ll be looking around for a suit this year that will cover up her baby skin from the sun. (Any suggestions?)|
|My sister in law, Shell, looks this beautiful in every single picture she takes…she below…:)|
|I surely love my cute sister-in-law. She’s such a love.|
Switching gears now…on to my sister Shannon’s Match Day a couple of weekends ago. We had such a good time, and we are thrilled to bits that she matched to New Orleans, since that means she and Myles will only be an hour or so away from us.
|Margaritas for happy hour at Superior Grill after Shannon’s Match Day: My cousin Liz, my brother Ryan, me, Shannon, Michael, and my sister Rivers is kneeling in front of us|
|The Happy Couple:) I think I had already downed my frozen pomegranate margarita by that point. Probably why I look extremely happy and relaxed here…|
|Rivers, Ryan and Michael|
|Gianna with her godmother, the soon-to-be Dr. Shannon Palombo. Considering who Gianna is named after, I think it’s so beautiful how Michael and I asked Shannon and Michael’s brother Chris, an anesthesiologist, to be godparents. We didn’t plan to have Gianna’s name and her godparents have such a special connection–it just felt right and ended up being pretty neat, I think.:)|
|Shannon reading out where she matched–LSU New Orleans in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics! She is going to be a wonderful physician.|
|My cousin Liz, me, and Shannon at Superior Grill|
Oh, what is that I hear? A little boy waking up too early from his nap and calling for his mother to come to his side at once…
And so I think I’ll leave the rest of the captions I wanted to write unwritten, and the edits I spotted unedited. I will say that little prayer that I say to myself before I go in to get the children out of bed in the morning or just as naptime is ending and they’re all waking up. Lord, I’m here. Help me today to be a cheerful and willing servant to my family.
Peace to each of you!