Today we have a Birthday!!
|Free Printable Banner from Anders/Ruff Contemporary Designs|
|Gifts waiting to be opened after dinner this evening!|
I was able to find a few photos that I love of our sweet girl, Maria, and take a stroll down memory lane.
In January of 2001, Paul volunteered to chaperone a group of boys on a trip to Rome for the closing of the Holy Door at the Vatican. For 10 days, he stayed at the UD Rome Campus. Lucky duck!
He did a lot of sightseeing and visited special places.
I organized the trip for Paul, the boys, and many families that went to Rome for the pilgrimage. I planned for months. Just days after I took on the job of organizing the trip, I found out I was pregnant with Maria. Her due date was February 11th. I knew she would probably be born early and that I wouldn't be joining the other pilgrims on the trip. So I stayed home with Monica, Auntie Nora came up and stayed with us, and we cooked a baby a little longer while Paul was away.
she was born, January 29, 2001!
|Maria's 5th Birthday - A Princess Party!|
|Monica, Maria, and Gabe - Eagle's Nest outing|
Anyway, it was fun to have a few laughs and smiles at the memories.
Happy 12th Birthday, Maria!