A First Communion

May 13th was a very exciting day around here. Samantha is our first to be able to receive the Sacrament of First Communion, and she could not have been more excited! We couldn’t wait to celebrate her special day, and we were so happy to have Grammom and Poppa here with us.IMG_4650

Daddy and Samantha lit a candle for Samantha on her big day.


Samantha with her dear friend Margaret


Ronan looking handsome 🙂


Samantha opening gifts. She said she was really surprised at how many “holy gifts” she received :).


Poppa’s famous cheesecake with strawberry slices arranged by Samantha in the shape of a cross.

It was a beautiful day and so touching to see Samantha’s excitement. We can’t wait for Cormac to have his turn in a few years.


P.S. For those who might be interested, I’ve written a second page on the blog about why I became Catholic. Matt and I joined the Catholic church in 2010, and for many who read this blog they’ve never heard why, so if you’d like to, you can now read all about it!



3 thoughts on “A First Communion

  1. How beautiful!!! Parents had to spread out that weekend!!! Grammom and Poppa in Augusta for Sam’s First Communion and Marmee in Covington, LA at Gabe’s graduation from St. Benedicts!! Family is such a GIFT!!!!!!

  2. Yes, Marmee, we missed you but glad Gabe had you there with him. Hope to see you soon.

    Samantha looked so beautiful and she was floating on happiness. The whole family looked wonderful! Looking forward to sharing in many more life events. Love you all!

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