Monday, October 02, 2006
Thanks for your well wishes on Mikey's baptism. It was special for us...a little bit bittersweet, since this is the last time we'll be experiencing this with a baby of ours. Funny how I always figured things with the last baby would be a little more ho-hum, been there, done that. But it's absolutely not true. If anything, I'm savoring it all even more.
Anyway, about the event:
Most of our extended family is spread all over the country. The relatives that are the closest to us are Dave's bro and sis-in-law in Portland. They were able to spend the weekend with us, which was wonderful! We had a great time visiting with them and were so glad they were able to share Mikey's special day with us.
After the baptism we sang a song for Mikey. It's was Davey's first time to hold a microphone, so that was a big big deal. We sang "Beautiful." It's the song we sing every night before the boys go to bed.
Jesus is beautiful
And he's making beautiful things of my life
Carefully touching me
Making my eyes to see
That he's making beautiful things of my life.
Such a simple song, but so full of hope. Makes me tear up when I hear my little guys sing it--off key, off-tempo...I love 'em. Anyhoo...
Since we don't have much family around, we are trying to create a "family" here made up of friends. So we invited a bunch of people over for dinner after church. It was mostly food from Costco. I love to cook, but at this point in my life I can't do gourmet when I entertain. I can either have a clean house or make a nice meal, but I can't do both at once. Well, maybe I could if I had a maid. I always sort of dread having people over, get grumpy, etc. But when everyone's gone home, this huge wave of accomplishment takes over me and it's like, "yeah, we did it."
So, yeah, we did it.