Ok, I'm trying a different approach to posting. Maybe it will ultimately take less time if I upload all the photos first, and then add the text. Only problem with that is I have to think backwards and begin with the final photo. Whatever.
After visiting the old Kishler plot, we made a trek out to the oldest Catholic Church in Ohio. The current building is the third to occupy this spot, but it was erected in the 1800's, so it's still not new!
The beautiful stained glass windows originated in Germany and were most recently taken from a church in New York. This is the Annunciation of Christ by Gabriel to Mary.
This is a replica of the original church building on this property. The congregation quickly outgrew it.
When we returned to Grandma and Grandpa's house, we were visited by this large bird that we determined to be some type of eagle. If I would have posted this in January (or, come on, in February even), I might have remembered it's name.
And here I am messing up history (as Jesse observed) by holding the wrong kid for a photo (Laurel's future children: "Who's that, Mom? That's not grandma in this photo!")
Blessings on your Holy Baptism, Baby Laurel!