Monday, April 1, 2013

Traditions ~ Old and New

In our family, traditions have always been an important part of our heritage.  Hess family and Kolbell family traditions have been "married" for more than 42 years.

Messina Family

Kolbell Family

Holidays and celebrations have highlighted these customs and practices

Pasta for every celebratory meal

Calamari, ready to go into hot oil ~ Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve

When our children came along we created new traditions...

Cookies for Santa

Halloween Parties (1987)

and we continue to do so....

Resurrection Rolls

Some things never change, and we're so very happy for that....

Easter Mass at Sts. Peter & Paul Parish ~ 2013

Colored eggs the old fashioned way

My cutout sugar cookies with symbols of our faith

Easter baskets
So, thank you Mom and Dad, Mom and Pop for giving us the traditions we treasure, and encouraging us to build our own....

Sending you Easter Peace and Love as we continue through this most sacred time of year.  Thank you for sharing your precious time with me!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh Karen, I loved seeing the husband and I have a brick at a camp we ministered at when we were newly married....good memories!

lynn said...

karen that statue is absolutely gorgeous... and i adored all the photos and the traditions you shared with us.. thank you so much.. We are truly blessed with all the gifts we have been given by our Good Lord.have a wonderful week filled with love and laughter

~*~Patty S said...

Looks like you and your family had a lovely Easter full of special memories and traditions ... they do mean so much!

Happy April dear Karen!

Laurie said...

I know you had a lovely Easter -- thank you for sharing it!