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Monday, January 26, 2015

Clare's Confirmation

I promised myself I would post these pictures as soon as possible, so here you go...
We decorated each table with a few "Gifts of the Holy Spirit" boxes filled with Dove
chocolates and dove confetti.

Clare asked me to braid her hair.

Before Mass, Joe K. entertained the littles with Go Fish.

Table #2...and the joy of trying to keep small fry out of the candy begins.

Table #3...Clare chose Agnes for her confirmation name.

We arrived 45 minutes early to get the back of the Cathedral.
(This is what happens when they confirm candidates from nine parishes at the same Mass.)

Beautiful, sunny day outside and we're stuck here for hours.
(They'd never say that... but I'm pretty sure Johnny's thinking about
fishing at the time of this picture.)

Big guys sat behind us.  See!  The very back of St. Mary's Cathedral!
Needless to say, this was it for pictures at church.  We had a friend with an awesome
camera take a few which we'll get at a later date.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, there was food...
and more food...
and the "Newly Confirmed" with her Sponsor.
Who also happens to be Fran Man's Godmother so we had to get a pic.
(Not that he was happy about it or anything!)

Then there were presents...

even Marianna got gifts.
(Late Christmas gift from her Godfather. 
Father Greg insisted they were his presents but Marianna
wasn't convinced.)
The hat is reversible and says "I'm a Hoot!" on one side and "Big Cheese"
on the other (very appropriate)!
And Papa Joe never forgets to give a noisy tractor, as well.
Johnny had to be the first to try it out.
The party ran pretty late.  We kicked the last revelers out at 10:15PM
(and that wasn't even the teen crowd!)
A final remnant of the day...


  1. Congratulations to Clare!! How exciting! It seems like they are Confirming earlier in the year this year? Fun to see your celebrations!

    That braid is beautiful. I wish my girls would let do their hair.

    1. The diocese seems to keep the Spring Confirmations for the parishes in town. Our cluster has always had Confirmation in January.