Monday, June 27, 2011

Cumpleanos, Corpus Christi and Chaos!

It was Erika's 29th birthday on Saturday! We surprised her after mass with cake and presents. Her children loved it just as much as she did. Included in her gift were photos of this year and last. An even bigger surprise for Erika, was the arrival of 5 more members of her Marquette family-the other half of the nurses arrived that morning. She was very excited to know she'll have continued MU nursing love for another month.

A beautiful view from our bikini perch on the Sunday of Corpus Christi. For this feast day we went with the parish to a mass in an arena with thousands of people. I have never seen so many people gather, and so alive for a mass. It was a sight to see. Afterwards the archbishop lead a procession to the cathedral. The Eucharist was greeted with fireworks, confetti, and a mosh pit of people. I wish the picture gave it justice.

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