Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Easter 2013

My most favorite holiday, and the holiest days of the year. Such a beautiful time in our faith.  

We went to San Antonio on Good Friday.  The service at St. Josephs was absolutely beautiful.  Or at least it was from what I could tell from hanging in the back with Cora.  She was off the walls.  When it came time for the veneration of the cross, Michael, John and Pops were asked to carry it to the altar. They were standing with it in the back of the church waiting to process in.  It is huge so they had it resting on its side and Cora decided that she thought it was a slide.  I had to pull her away kicking and screaming because all she wanted to do in the world was slide down the cross.  But it was so sweet when it came time for the actual veneration.  She walked away saying, "Mommy, I kissed the cross!"  She was super proud of herself and continued to talk about it all weekend.

We followed the service with the beautiful Snoga family tradition, praying the stations at the hill of the cross behind the church every Good Friday.  

these two.

After that we gathered for a celebration, complete with an Easter egg toss, hunt, and cascarones.

We spent Saturday relaxing around the Paweleks' house.  The whole weekend was very different than usual, since Michael's grandpa, PoPo was in the hospital in SA, we didn't go to Panna Maria and stayed in town the whole time so we could get as much time with him as possible.  

We attended the Easter Vigil that night and had the privilege of witnessing Brad and Ryane join the Church.  Molly also joined, but at Sts. Peter and Paul in New Braunfels.  What a glorious occasion!! The mass was incredible!! I hope that we get to go every year, but maybe one day our little ones will be able to stay awake.  But it did last until 1 in the morning so I can't really blame them. 

Our family with Fr. Jimmy. We are so blessed to have him and the many priests who sacrifice everything in His name.

Happy Easter Season to all!! 

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