Thursday, December 15, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

We went to the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine on Tuesday night with friends.  They do a big lights display for Christmas and it's really beautiful.  It was a gray and dreary afternoon so this picture doesn't do it justice (and we didn't get many pictures of the lights because we were too busy chasing boys around - together we have 5 boys 4 and under!) 

Extra pretty - this is the statue of my girl, St. Dymphna. 

Makes a mama happy.  And that we caught this probably split second on camera is a minor miracle. 

I love that the little shepherd's face seems to say "just take the picture already, this darn lamb is so heavy!"  And don't get me started on that angel :) 

Nope, no nice picture of both boys possible.  They just weren't having it. 
At least this week it isn't a picture of what cupboard they emptied at home (it was the pantry, in case you're wondering.  They took all the cans and bags of beans into their room - "to make a birthday cake for you, Mama.") 


Dawn said...

What great pictures. It looks like a wonderful day.

Holly@ThreeSidedWheel said...

Looks like you all had a lovely outing! I've given up on taking pictures of my son and daughter together--- next to impossible!!

Mary Jo said...

What a sweet picture of your little one praying! I love that. Peace.

Lisa said...

Oh, that praying picture is wonderful.
And, St. Dymphna is someone I need to pray to more often!

MCH said...

Oh what a beautiful shrine! Will have to add it to my list to visit before we leave NY! Sounds like you did a great job with the boys and it looks like they all had a wonderful time :)

Sarah said...

We had a wonderful time with your boys. One of these days we'll have to get there when it is still light outside!