St. Martin's, where Leo was baptized and had his first communion.
Uncle Mark Wright, basting the chickens....40 in all!
BBQ Pit Masters Uncle Pat, testing the heat, Uncle Mark Blandford, and Uncle Mark Wright
Noah learned how to tie his shoe that morning....How awesome is that?!
Aunt Doris and Leo
Cousins Jared and Seth
More cousins, Emma and Faith
Julie and Zach
Nadiya was taking pictures throughout the day. She's already got a creative eye...
4 generations: Aunt Marie (Leo's grandfather's sister), Uncle Phil (Papa's bro), Clare (Leo's cousin), and Clare's baby, Griffin.
Mother and child, precious...
Blandfords: almost everybody. Can't help but notice the space in the middle of all of us. There's a statue of Mary behind Aunt Doris and Natalie, but you can't see her. And what a metaphor for Grandmama, who was there in and around us all, even though we couldn't see her.
Sibs: Papa, Uncle Pat, Aunt Doris, Aunt Janet, Uncle Mark, Uncle Phil
I am thankful to be part of the Blandford clan, an open-hearted, open-minded, big-love family. Leo and I were so mindful of the blessing of sharing time together, BEING family. A gift.