25 June, 2013


It was V's parents' 34th wedding anniversary this Sunday. To celebrate, V's sister, Anna, arranged for the Sunday mass at their church (V's parents are devout Roman Catholics) to be held in their honor. 
Anna is really talented in the ways of music but does not play her instrument very often. When she does, it's pretty special though and V's parents usually shed a tear or two of joy. It's sweet.
So we conspired a little together and watched the children on Saturday to allow her time to practice with the organist. On Sunday, my in-laws were none the wiser to what was going on, even though there was chaos all around them! haha!
Anna and I ran around the house trying to get everyone ready and more importantly, out the door to get to the church on time - and thankfully we were successful! Hurrah! After church, I made everyone line up for photos. Mwahaha.

I am the second from the left. Timed photos are always a lot harder to execute than I remember from the previous times I've done them. I should paint a little sign on my camera that reads "timed family portraits are hard - plan accordingly." because I NEVER REMEMBER how difficult it is until afterward. ha! Not so much the set up but getting everyone to look at the camera at the same time, and on and on. Twice, everyone left formation and getting them back into position was like herding cats. It was funny though, and I'm happy we got a photo together.

Sunday was also my nephew, Arthur's first birthday. Every time I see him he's grown in some way, and it's hard to believe that he wasn't around only a little more than a year ago.

And since we were dressed up and pretty - I asked someone to take a photo of us, too. There was much silliness to be had, of course. It's not in focus or anything but I have to say that this is probably one of my most favorite shots of V and I together. Definitely putting that in a photo album!

We all headed back to my in-laws' place to have a glorious lunch full of homemade Polish pierogi and had planned to have a BBQ - but lunch was so filling and perfect that we decided to put a hold on it. Anna made a cake for Arthur, which was absolutely adorable. We all sang "Sto Lat", which is the Polish birthday song, and blew out the candle.

Of course by this time Arthur was completely over so much excitement that he didn't know whether to laugh or cry - so he did a little of both. 

It was a lovely end to the weekend. What were you up to on Sunday?

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