Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday was a glorious day. Clare Isabella JiaQi Loepp was baptized by Father Charles Murphy, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church here in Oklahoma City. Present for her baptism were her mother and father, her Godparents, Kent and Paige Keithly, their daughters, Alice and Mary, her sister, Marina, her brothers, Drake and Drew, her grandad, Keith Matthews, her step-grandmother, Terrie Matthews, our neighbors and friends, Angelo, Sandra, and Daniela Ventresca, and many parishioners and Church friends who love her. She is now baptized child of God.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Last evening Clare and her mother had a "girl's night out." They went to Lyric Theatre at the Civic Center as they began the 2009 Summer Season. Clare has been watching the movies "High School Musical" versions 1, 2 and 3, over and over and over again at home. Her sister, Marina, got her hooked. Last night Clare and Brycie went to the onstage production of HSM2. They reported having a glorious time. Prior to the production, Brycie took Clare to Trattoria il Centro restaurant downtown in the Montgomery building. Brycie's friend, Julia, told her it (the restaurant) "was to die for." They both came home alive so I guess it wasn't "to die for." They did have a wonderful meal and a wonderful time.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
We are so pleased to announce that our sweet Clare will be baptized at Mass on Sunday, June 28. This is a most special event in Clare's young life and we thank God for His love. We can hardly wait to hear the words . . . "I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." We will be so proud to share our photographs of our little child of God.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Last Friday evening, Jim, Brycie, and Clare enjoyed dinner with Jim's sister, Janis, and his brother-in-law, Dave, and Pauline Hodges. Mrs. Hodges (she insists that Jim call her "Pauline," but he can't bring himself to do it) was both Janis' and Jim's high school English teacher. She was probably the most instrumental person in Jim's career choice. She was his speech and debate teacher (and, most of all, his "encourager").
Janis, Dave, and Mrs. Hodges. Thank you, Mrs. Hodges!!!
Father's Day was a fine day. Clare got her dad a card and an outdoor thermometer. Then, Clare and her dad went with Jim's sister, Janis and her husband, Dave, from Jacksonville, Illinois, to have lunch with Grandad. Grandad will soon be 93. Jim got phone calls from his kids.
Clare made her dad a cardboard necktie, so, Jim wore it to lunch with Grandad, and then to the grocery store. He got a number of nice comments on the great tie. Thanks, Clare.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Clare is attending summer classes at Villa Teresa Catholic School. The children had an opportunity to sign up for Tae Kwon Do lessons, and Clare was eager to join. She told us that she had a "yellow belt" when she was in China. The other kids need to watch out because Clare's feet and hands are probably "lethal weapons."