Their friend, Sylvia, has a birthday one week before, so they celebrated together on fat Tuesday with pancakes.
In honor of their birthday I want to share this sweet story about Vange. He was with me at the Ash Wednesday Mass. I gave each twin a little round mint to keep them happy during the consecration. Vange held onto his instead of putting it in his mouth and immediately asking for more as he usually does. At the communion rail, Deacon blessed him then communicated me. Vange, reverently, then put the mint in his mouth.
He is well over six feet tall, ran a 5k this fall, drives well (no license yet, hold ups from covid shut downs), spends much time at the Miles Christi Family house with the priests and brothers, and squeezes every last bit of fun he can out of life.
Ruthie and Lydia working on their nature sketches at the Nature Center
Dom and Lou, my main source of social interaction these days ... you may pity me be jealous...
Near the army base where Kevin J. is stationed, there is a local baker who will bake and deliver a treat for a soldier's birthday, and send the customer a picture. Here is our very tired soldier with his 25th birthday treat!
Regina spent her 17th birthday in the Denver airport waiting for a delayed flight to get home from PEAK. (Wyoming Catholic college's summer program for interested highschoolers.) In spite of a nasty cold and missing a few of the activities, (she was evacuated from the backpacking trip) she had a great time. We celebrated the very tired birthday girl the day after she got back home. Monica baked pasties and Celestine baked a layered sponge cake with cream and berries.