Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

Some Lenten Crafts part 4

I know I probably should have posted this a week ago or so, but better late than never right?

We did have a small family gathering on Fat Tuesday, to get ready for the Lenten season.  I wasn't going to do much of anything at all, but the girls wouldn't hear of it!!   And that's the thing about starting family traditions- the kids just look forward to them as they should.

Rosie and Izzy wanted to make masks this year for our home Mardi Gras and that wasn't too hard to do.  I purchased some plain masks at Pat Catan's as well as some rhinestones, feathers, pom poms and other trims.  For the mask handles, we used straws. Of course we also used glue sticks, liquid glue and lots and lots of hot glue!

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No party is complete without Cake! Izzy made this cake and used some of the flowers she had left over from her cake class.

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Batman and Riddler
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A good time was had by all - and as I understand it the feasting kept the boys from getting too hungry until midmorning on Ash Wednesday!
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