The Pontow Family Blog

The Pontow Family Blog

Friday, February 10, 2012

Let's Dance

Tonight Chad is taking the girls to their 1st of many Father Daughter dances. And how can you not take the chance when they are all dressed up to take some pics??? I couldn't resist and since my studio is all setup away we went for an impromptu photo shoot. :) And of course the girls were very willing to once again model for their mom the photographer. I thank god that my children don't mind getting their picture taken. I don't know what I would do if it were a big deal. ;)

The girls were very excited as I got them all ready. Ally wanted curly hair like Meg's. So we sat and curled it. While all Meg needed was some mouse in her hair and pretty little sparkly hair clip. They were even excited when I pulled out the hairspray. LOL

Meg wore a ring that was my grandma Alice's. It was a piece of her costume jewelry that we were lucky enough to be given. The girls actually fight over this flower ring all the time. I love that it means so much to them and that Meg insisted on wearing it for pictures and to the dance tonight. So, sweet....

I think they will have a great time with Chad tonight. And there will be so many memories made while dancing.

Cheers to many more dances....

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Final Vows...

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to get to go to Los Angeles and spend time with my brother, Jim, my parents, my aunt Eileen, Aunt Kathleen and Uncle Stan and my GREAT Aunt Denny. We all gathered to celebrate Jim's final vows for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Over the past 18 years I have gotten to watch as my brother transform into one of the most amazing priests I have ever met. I am truly blessed that he is my brother, friend, shoulder to cry on and at times spiritual advisor for myself and my family.

It was an awesome weekend of activities that included Disneyland on Friday for Jim and I. On Saturday we all went to the Cathedral in Los Angeles which was amazingly beautiful. We also go to see UCLA and the LMU campuses. Sunday were the vows and lots of festivities because that is how the Jesuits roll. :) We met so many great Jesuits and friends of Jim throughout the weekend. All in all it was a great trip and I am so glad I was able to be a part of his final vows.