The big day was yesterday!
Hannah looked like an angel. Seeing her in the dress made me so very glad that I worked up the nerve to do it and so glad that my husband was persistent and encouraging.
Ashley and I drove Hannah to the parish early so we could gets a pew and make sure everything was in place. In our parish the First Communicants give each other little favors, holy cards, little candies, it is a very sweet tradition and makes the day even more special. We made little boxes and put a little tulle bag with mints and Tootsie-roll minis in each one.
Kyle brought the other children a little after us.
We got to the parish none too early. It was already filling up and we were happy just to get a pew. We passed my mother on the way there and Babchia and granddad had already arrived with Uncle David and cosines Logan, Shelby and Shane.
The first communicants processed in together. They were all so lovely.
One thing I like about how our parish does first communion is that we have a professional photographer take pictures of the actual reception. This means parents aren’t scrambling to get their pictures while no one gets to see a thing.
After the Mass we have a reception in the parish hall:
Babchia took Hannah outside to get some pictures and Father Antony was there. I love this picture.
We all had a happy day, everyone is so proud of Hannah.
What a blessed day we all had.