yesterday we had the pleasure of visiting my sister. it was a beautiful, crisp, snowy day! during our break between visits we headed outside for some fun in the snow. the sisters let us borrow their sled and the kids had a ton of fun riding down the steep driveway. there were birds to watch, animals to pet and a snowball fight which inevitably ended with tears. and i'm very happy to say that after almost 8 years in the convent i can say without a doubt that my sister is truly happy! i'm so proud of her perseverance. it's just goes to show that with any vocation in life, if you stick it out through the tough times you are sure to enjoy the good times.
did you notice adorable "orange cat" in the first picture? well, my sister has been trying to convince my mom to take him for some time. apparently the other cats reject him and he is often found in the chapel trying to get warm and looking for some love. one look at him and mom decided to take him. i think he'll be happy with her and i know my sister is relieved to have found him a home.
and no day is complete without some crying!
i know you are wondering about the cutest red jacket in world right? well, it came all the way from ireland to keep marianne warm this winter. thank you so much elizabeth for passing it on to us! it kept your little lady snugly and now it is doing the same for mine :D