Busted Halo

Vanessa Gonzalez Kraft tries to balance her traditional Mexican-American cultural heritage and Catholic identity, personified by her grandmother La Lupe, with her roles as a young wife and mother.

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February 15th, 2011

Hello World!


hello-world-allWith great joy, we’re happy to announce the latest addition to the Kraft family — Maria Catalina Gonzalez Kraft. Catalina was born February 10th, at 1:30 p.m. She was 8 pounds, 7 ounces and 20.5 inches long.

Olivia loves to hold her and occasionally poke her in the eye. Catalina is a lot more mellow, thus far, than Olivia and looks like they’re going to be great friends.

The Author : Vanessa Gonzalez Kraft
Vanessa, a Notre Dame grad, loves the Catholic Worker Movement, Catholic education, and overbearing Mexican mothers, which she may or may not be. She lives in Austin with her husband and five daughters and is a freelance writer. You can find Vanessa at v.kraft.im or follow Vanessa on Twitter @laluped.
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  • Sharon Morawski Krych

    CONGRADULATIONS TO YOU & YOUR BELOVED, VANESSA! Our newest addition(#7!), Philomena Catherine, was born just a little less than 24hours later! May our dear Lord Jesus richly bless you & your precious family!

  • Tom Gibbons

    SO happy for you guys – congratulations!

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