Friday, October 25, 2013

Our Trip to Holy Hill

Now that I only work every-other weekend (as opposed to every weekend, which I did last year), we were happy to take as many "day trips" as we could with our young family this past summer. In August, we had the opportunity to go to Holy Hill, which is the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians. I had been there once before while in high school, and Andy had never been there, so it was a nice experience to have as a family.  The kids were really good--we were able to celebrate Mass in the basilica and walk the entire Stations of the Cross up the hill. The kids were most interested in the stations where "Jesus fell down"--they were surprised to find out Jesus fell down too!--but we were still able to use it as a great teaching/learning experience.

The Basilica

Blaise, feeling pretty cool!

My crew, eating a picnic lunch

Yummy sandwiches!

Walking down the hill

Walking the Stations of the Cross

Probably the best (if not only) photo of the fam this summer!

Enjoying the view

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