Painting With Maddy!

Our little artist, Maddy, was recently having fun with a friend at Painting With A Twist. The subject was her favorite thing, a unicorn. Paige dropped the girls there and took a few shots of the session and the finished product.

Looks like our little lady had a great time. Excellent job on the painting Maddy 🙂

Jaylen’s Baptism

Sweet baby Jaylen has received his first Sacrament! On Saturday, July 7th at St Paul’s Catholic Church after the 4pm Mass, Jaylen was baptized.

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Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit , the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from Original sin and reborn as sons (and daughters) of God. “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”

Jayen’s Godparents are Jules and Taylor. No guys not our Taylor. Alettie has a BFF who is also named Taylor (there’s another set of parents out their with such creativity in choosing a child’s name! I like really like them 🙂 ).  FYI- LPP previously posted Jared as “The Godfather” – correction made to reflect Jules has that position. Jared was a “Fill-in”. Good job Jared, played like an original 🙂 🙂 !!

 

Grandparents, aunts and cousins from both sides were present to welcome this little one into the Catholic faith. After the ceremony we all gathered at BJs Restaurant & Brewery. God’s Blessings were on us all this day!

 

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Alettie, Judson and Jaylen send their Thanks and Love to you all!

 

 

 

 

Freedom and Family

Our family hostess, Marthaline, along with her hubby Teddy put on a spread July 1st. We were celebrating the July 4th holiday as well as the Baptisms of Jonah and Jaylen, and the birthdays of Maddy and Avery.

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The food was delicious, of course! We started off with Mimosas, yum… Those boudin balls were so good, a little spicy – but the tastebuds could always use a little kick. Everyone was wowed by this layered green salad Martha put together, too beautiful to eat (ugh, but we did eat it – hee hee hee!).

Jamal came with his new lady friend. img1531098954017Her name is Latonya and she is a nurse. She is a beautiful, intelligent young woman with a warm heart. She joined us for the Good Friday Easter celebration however, I haven’t posted some of that gathering stuff. I want to  say, Welcome to our “playgroup” Latonya! This was your second dip in the family mix and you fit in perfectly.

 

 

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Dianna enjoying Jaylen and Jonah with Grandma Martha!

 

Everyone had a great time and left with a FULL tummy. Thanks Martha and Teddy, it’s always a pleasure to spend time at Critter Creek!