September 8th is a special day at our house and we do our best to celebrate the two special occasions:
#1- Our Blessed Mother Mary's birthday
#2- Reed and my wedding anniversary
We usually find some way to work Mary and her birthday into our anniversary. When you share the day with such an important woman, how could you not?
As with most Marian feasts a 'Blue Day' is declared in our house. We started this several years ago and our kids usually make the connection then to Mary. Whomever is able, tries to incorporate the color blue in what they're wearing that day. You know, because Mary's favorite color was clearly BLUE. However, if you have a baby in the house and she is a girl, blue is not even in her wardrobe combinations so she is excused from the obligation.
The day was beautiful and the morning dawned chilly, but that didn't keep Jonah from insisting on a bike ride. So, daddy took the three kids while I stayed home with Margaret. We both had acquired a little cold and decided to stay home and rest a bit.
In the afternoon, a trip to the Dairy Queen was warranted in order to continue the celebrating. This worked well since in that local city they also have a Catholic church with a Mary Garden alongside it.
They included a couple of different angel statues in the garden including Seraphim (I think that's this one).
One of the kids' (and mine) favorite, St. Michael.
A beautiful place to sit and pray on a perfect fall afternoon.
Eleven amazing years together and still going strong. We have been so blessed!
Happy Birthday Mary!
How was your weekend? Hopefully it was filled with family, fun and beautiful weather just like ours.