Monday, April 29, 2013

Ashlin's First Communion

 On Sunday, April 21st, our Ashlin received her First Holy Communion at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk.  On this afternoon, 88 second graders were blessed.  The weekend started with practice at church on Saturday morning.  Each student had to be dressed and ready for pictures at 8 a.m. sharp!  Ashlin slept the night before in sponge rollers so that her hair would be curly.
Ashlin with her teacher, Mrs. Pfeiefer
 Ashlin was very excited for her big event, but also a little nervous.  The students had practiced earlier in the week receiving some unblessed wafers and wine.  Some students thought it tasted very bad.
Ashlin with Fr. Andrews
 After the Mass celebration was over, we hosted a lunch at our home for family.  Ashlin chose to serve nachos and sloppy joes.  We then filled in with salads, cake, baked beans, and hotdogs to complete the lunch.
Grandpa and Grandma Leader with Ashlin

Grandpa and Grandma Korth with Ashlin

Ashlin with Mom and Dad
It was a great day for our Ashlin!  We were all very tired the next day. 

There are not very many days left in our school year.  We have something going on about every day or every other day until the end of school.  We have told the kids to just hold on and try to get everything done.  The last day of school is May 15th.

Take care,


  1. Congrats to sweet beautiful Ashlin! She looks so lovely -- and her hair looks great!

  2. She looks beautiful on her special day. I agree, May is crazy! I am jealous that you guys are done May 15th. My last day with students is May 30th.

  3. First Communion! Jack will be there next year. So special.

  4. Ashlin looked soooo cute on her First Communion Day. I especially loved her hair! It was so much fun celebrating with all of you on her special day.

    P.S. Kamree definitely wants her dress for next year! Just let me know what you want for it!