My friend Marci is hosting a weekly get together at her home, throughout the summer, called:

Summer with the Saints

Each week she is featuring a different Saint with crafts, coloring, snacking and just plain old FUN! Today was the first one we were able to attend, and we all had a WONDERFUL time. It is such a great way to stay connected with friends and learn about the Saints at the same time.

In honor of yesterday’s feast, todays featured Saint was Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Marci had so much fun stuff planned. The children were able to color pictures of Our Lady and St. Simon Stock, make holy cards of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, eat “Carmel” Corn, and even assemble new scapulars!

(You can print this beautiful prayer card, along with many others, here.)

There were 4 families: Marci’s family, my family, my good friend Trina (who is in town for the month!) and her family, and a childhood friend of mine and Trina’s, Maria, and her 3 daughters, who Marci was kind enough to include. Even though there was only us 4 families, we had a total of 19 children!!! Gotta love it!!!

It has been so nice to be able to spend time a little time with my darling Goddaughter, and for Twinkle Toes to be able to spend time with her Godmother, Trina!


Godmothers with Goddaughters

The Group Photo

Thank you Marci for having us! We are looking forward to next week!


  1. Renee

    Wonderful! (clap, clap, clap!) Seeing this makes me miss our support back home, you are quite lucky the bunch of you to be able to gather for such fun together. 🙂

  2. Shelly

    okay – the ideas just never end every time i come visit your blog!!

    We just started [last wk] a girls group [Goretti Girls’ Group] where they just play a game. it’s 10+ age group. just an outlet for girls to get together and be girls. we had about 8-10 girls over here last week!! they played pictionary and had snacks and lots of fun!!

  3. Jessica Gordon

    That sounds like a great group you got started there, Shelly! Perfect!! What fun for the girls!!

  4. Christine

    What a great idea. You lucky mama you!


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