We started off with a trip to Holy Hill for church. Dan and I have been talking about going for some time but just never made it there. It is the National Shrine of Mary and WOW - what an awesome place!
If it wasn't clear - it's on a 'hill' and quite a hike to actually get to the Basilica. Here is the view from right outside - hard to see in this picture but it was a clear day and you could see Downtown Milwaukee (which is about 30 miles away)
We went up for Mass and then walked around a bit after church. They have outdoor stations of the cross that follow a trail in the most beautiful setting.
After that we headed home for some YUMMY Birthday Bear Cake made by Connor's Great-Grandma Betty. Time got away from us on 9/4 so we celebrated with cake on Sunday! :)
(Sorry Gram, not the best frosting job I've ever done..but it tasted good! :) )
The day rounded out with an awesome dinner with the Sacco's (Dan, Penny, Natalie, Gabe & Amanda) at Louise's in Brookfield! It was a great day - which was good since it was followed by a nasty bout of the stomach flu for the next few days! Happy Birthday buddy....