It was in the beginning of May and here we are at the end of June... wow this has taken me a while!
I began to dream of this day starting when her Baptism was over. I remember taking off her Baptism gown and giving her a bath that night. I actually remember putting her baby footie jammies on her and feeling, really feeling, that she had been blessed that day. It all just felt different. It was a wonderful feeling.
I love being Catholic. I love everything about it especially the Sacraments. I knew that her First Holy Communion would be so very special. Our Church exceded my expectations. In addition to weekly Religious Ed classes she attended two all day Retreats, and many Bible Studies. She was emersed in the Sacraments and I was so very proud of her for giving it her all.
And then there were the yummy moments I had because there was so much to get ready for. I bought her dress a year ahead. Oh how beautiful she looked in it. It's packed away now waiting for her sister.... I get to do this again in four more years, yeah!
So this is part one... more to come on the party that followed. These pictures were taken by an amazing professional, Matthew J. Wagner. I knew that I knew I couldn't get the shots I wanted that day. And I was right. My pictures were not my best. I was too involved in Anna's moments, I could barely remember how to change the settings. I'm so glad I had her pictures taken. These are those.
These pictures were taken at a flower park close to my house. They make the pictures extra special to me because they make me think of my Grandpa who loved flowers and loved this park. He would have loved Anna.