Tuesday, May 5, 2009

First Communion Details

Well, the event we have been working toward is over and I have to say I am a little sad. I feel like the day slipped through my fingers and now it is only a sweet memory.

For those of you that don't know Hannah, she is painfully shy around people and situations she is unfamiliar with, but she did an amazing job of being strong. As she matures, she gains more confidence in approaching these situations and she really proved up to the challenge on Saturday.

The ceremony was just heart wrenchingly sweet and to be honest I cried many times. My little girl made such a big step in her life. She stood proud and confident among a group of her peers.

During the mass I finally had a little time to further ponder what it means to be a parent and really came to understand how important it is to guide our children with faith in God as the lead player.

Before I get to philosophical and start crying again, I will get to the details.
Hannah's dress turned out just as I imagined. The vintage lace and softness of the cotton fabric made it extra sumptuous. My mother really helped bring my dreams to life and had patience to deal with my complex mind. Thanks mom, from the bottom of my heart!

Food Galore!

The menu:
For Starters we had
Grilled Chipotle Shrimp
Cucumber Sandwiches
Chicken Crostinis
Deviled Eggs with horseradish (yes for the "horse race)
Spinach Dips
Potato Pancakes with sour cream/chive sauce
Bourbon Meatballs with pineapple brown sugar sauce

Main Course
Fried Chicken
BBQ Beef Brisket and Pork Tenderloin
Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage
Pioneer Woman Mac and Cheese (yummy)
Spicy Mustard Coleslaw

Strawberry Short Cakes
Horse Head Cookies
Individual bite size desserts, tarts, hohos etc.
Fruit on a stick
We had so many I didn't even get to pull out the chocolate cake we purchased.

Here are the horse cookies my neighbor Gina made....I think she should be in business selling her creations

The flags added such color and made the rooms feel so happy. Above the fireplace I hung an old bridal with whips and a garland of red roses. The bridal was a purchase my neighbor Gina (aka cookie lady) made at a flea market some time ago. Lucky for me she never hung it in her house.

There are so many detail that I would love to share but I have to get to the job of gardening now...I will post some more later and more pics as I receive them from friends and family. It was really a great time but, the let down afterwards is a whole other story.
Have a Wonderful Day


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Janet! What a special day! Your little girl looks just so pretty...You did a great job with the menu, you actually made me hungry, so I'll visit the fridge now and I'll catch up with you later! Hugs,

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Your daughter looked beautiful all in here white! I loved your spread...made me hungry! Your house looked gorgeous as well! Thank you for sharing such a special time and event with all of us! Hugs to you!!


the wild raspberry said...

love the bunting hung throughout the room!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Oh my, Hannah looked so lovely! Such a special occasion- filled with so much love.:) I loved seeing your pictures and all the special little touches. What a lovely young lady you have raised... Lori

Communion Dresses said...

Those photos of the First Communion will make such great memories!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Janet- I have 1 spot left in my Nancy Drew Swap and it is all yours!:) Just e-mail me your info: mailing address, e-mail address, blog name and a list of your favorite things (to help your partner). I am thrilled that you can join us, Sweets!:)


mysteryhistorymom said...

Oops! Here's my e-mail: toosillysisters@cox.net Lori

Claire said...

What a special day! Congratulations!

Ms. Tee said...

She was beautiful. :) What a lovely dress and veil! And all of the things that went along with it - just lovely!