Wednesday, April 18, 2012

IN GOD'S EYES & More 1st Communion Pictures

I didn't have all
my pictures together
on my first post.
My daughter emailed
me a few more..
so here they are..
Warning- lots of pictures here
and some came through 
a bit fuzzy.

Here is Ria being walked
into church by her
handsome Daddy.
And here she is with
her sweet little friend, Livvy.
And her other sweet little classmate
This is the priest,
Father Dave,
one of the funniest men
I know.

He came to Ria's house
for the party and told
me that when I was
young and a hottie
he was young and studly.
I found that funny...
what do you mean
a hottie?;>)

After the ceremony
we arrived to find the
house all decorated
just for Ria.
The mantle was cleared
so her banner could be
the highlight of that area.
There were pom-poms
And more pom-poms
And a chandy with fru-fru
Seen here up close
There were wonderful
little florals set all around.
And presents for her
special day including
a beautiful Bible from
Mom and Dad.
And..she...being the
sweet little girl she is
had a big kiss for her
Cousin CharlesInCharge
(that's his Daddy in the background)
And, of course,
no party would be complete
without at least one
picture of SCheeks.
This is taken with her
babysitter, Miss N.
When we were sitting at
the table eating someone
passed the comment that
MissN and SweetCheeks
looked like sisters.

Wehll, we ARHE sistahs!
We arhe ALL sistahs
and brouthers in
God's eyes!
Even Papa is my brouther,
and my cousins are my brouthers, too,
and effven my friends are my 
Being one that likes to egg her
on just to see what she will say
I voiced the opinion that if 
ALL boys are her brothers
then what will happen
If you marry someone will
HE be your brother, too?

With much disgust in her
voice she said..
It dussen't worhk

That's good, cuz I'd hate
to think I married
MY brother!
yeah....just sayin.....
your photo name


Simple Pleasures said...

Oh, Ria looks like an angel, so cute! What a sweet day. And of course Sweet checks always adds the humor!

Debby said...

Rhia looks like such a sweet little girl. These pictures are beautiful. What a special day all for her.
You are so bad egging on poor little Sweet Cheeks, hah hah. She is so funny that girl. I bet you were just like that growing up when you used to be a Hottie......and you still are. Can't believe that came fro the priest.
Have a great day today.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I swear, Diana, I think you egg that child on! : ) Ria looks beautiful in her communion dress and it looks like it was a lovely day, too.

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful day, I think you do EGG her on!!!lol

Low Tide High Style said...

What a wonderful day for all of you! Ria looks so pretty, and you are too funny egging on your other sweet granddaughter!


Susie said...

Sweetcheeks is saying it right. LOL, Nana you keep testing her. Looks like a wonderful day for all. The decorations looked perfect for Ria. Your granddaughters are sweet girls. Smiles, xo, Susie(She Junks)

Mark said...

I'm just glad to hear that Father Dave isn't "THE" funniest man that you know.

Patty Patterson said...

Hmmmm..... I think it does work that way! Haha.... you married your brother! *LOL*

outjunking said...

Sounds like a blast. You guys know how to have a fun time no doubt.

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

Ria looks so sweet, and such a radiant smile in all her pics. You can see how much she was enjoying her very special day.

Sunny Simple Life said...

What a special time in her life. Love how your daughter always decorates and makes everything so special.

Lucille said...

What a wonderful day Ria will always remember! Beautiful decorations! I also thought that SweetCheeks and MissN looked sort of alike.Anyways, Diana, you hottie, right from a priest's mouth) you do seem to enjoy egging SweetCheeks. Oh, well, grandmothers love doing that, I know. Just keep on enjoying her. Why not! They grow up so fast. Sigh!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

they are so adorable at that age!

Amy Kinser said...

So beautiful and so sweet!

Daniella said...

What a beautiful day Ria had!! Congratulations to her!!
You couldn't help yourself! Even on Ria's day you had to egg Sweet Cheeks on!! couldn't help yourself! Was there alcohol at this party???

Connie in Hartwood said...

Such a special day, with your beautiful family!!!

Nellie said...

What a special day for everyone! It sounds like SweetCheeks has the right answers to everything.:) xoxo

Musings from Kim K. said...

Out of the mouth of babes. What a lovely party for a very special little girl. It brings back such special memories of Emma's 1st communion. We'll be doing it a couple of years for Josie. Can't wait!

Maria Elena said...

Diana, what a wonderful day you guys had! Ria looks so pretty! Glad to hear she had such a great day!

Marsha said...

Sweet pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Pat M said...

How precious! And, what a fun post! Love the foo foo decorations fit for a Princess! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Ruth Kelly said...

I love your posts. The nerve of him to say used to be a hottie.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

What a beautiful little girl on such a special day.

Diana, you made me chuckle over the "hottie" comment! We all used to be something-right?!

Pamela said...

Congratulations Ria on your First Communion! It seems like yesterday Sam had his!!
I love what the priest said to you!!!!

Pamela xo

June said...

Ria's special day looks like a wonderful time! I am sure that having you there made it more so :) I laughed when I read what your Father said to you...yeah, just WHAT did he mean by 'used to be'???

I read your previous post and I will pray the recovery of Charlie. I am so sorry for your friend Jettie...I will pray for her as well to have the strength to get through this.
sending hugs...

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Ok Diana: It isn't fair. You are sitting around discussing your 'former' hottiness and I'm
sitting around 'literally' up to my you know what in plaster dust. Looks like a good time was had by all and the girls look very cute..Happy Thursday..Judy

Janet said...

What lovely pictures of Ria's special day. From both posts.

I will be praying for Charlie. And I will put him on our church prayer roll. :)

Hope you have a wonderful evening.

Take care, Janet ((hugs))

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What beautiful memories and a wonderful day! I have to laugh every time you mimic Sweetcheeks!

Anonymous said...


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Diana, Lovely post and Ria looks so adorable! Hugs, Sherry

Unknown said...

wow !!! so many wonderful decorations ...what a wonderful celebration...tell that father Dave to cut back on the wine....just kidding padre Dave ! lol

sweet cheeks is so funny I wonder where she gets that from
Your sistah !
- KAT -

NanaNor's said...

Hi dear friend, Oh how I loved seeing these photos-it reminds me of my first communion. I remember getting a cross necklace and of course a bible. What a fun party afterwards. Thanks for sharing...wish I could share the islands with you.
Hugs, Noreen

Sweet Tea said...

OK Nana, now I'm clueing in to where Sweet Cheeks gets her "fiesty" streak.

"Hottie" and "Studly" - yep, I can see that!

Beautiful photos of a beautiful day!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Sweet pictures of Ria and Sweet Cheeks does have your sense of humor Diana.


Kris@Littlebushshack said...

Ria looks totally adorable xxx and I am loving the pom poms and chandy fru fru as well ;)xxxx

Maureen Wyatt said...

I'm afraid the priest does not see what we do when we picture ourselves in our mind's eye. What a perfect day you had with your family! You did something right there to have such lovely children and grandchildren! ~ Maureen

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Ria looks like a princess, so pretty and so happy to received her FC, what an unforgetable day for her! Your both girls are so pretty, I'm so glad I saw this post. My grandgirl Victoria will make her FC in 2 years. Congrats to pretty Ria and her family. Hugs,