My baby girl was baptized yesterday. It was beautiful and sweet and lovely and blessed. We had family in town and a party with over 30 people. It was such a wonderful time. I never stopped to take a single photo, so thankfully my dear friend Whitney was in charge of photos for me. It may be a few days before I have them to share, but I just wanted to tell you how amazing our weekend was!
While Sunday was the highlight, the entire weekend was so much fun. Friday night we were out "late" (past 9pm) at a missions night at Grace Covenant. We got to "travel" to different countries and learn about missionaries and projects happening all over, from South Africa and Kenya to Linefork, Kentucky.
Saturday morning was so busy. We spent the entire first half of the day shopping for the party. We spent at least an hour at Hobby Lobby picking out decor. The rest of the day featured the 'party before the party.' Whitney came over to help me make decorations. She is so talented! Then Alex's sisters arrived from Chicago. Finally Alex's dad, Dave and fiance, Lisa made it. We spent the evening chowing down on pizza, sipping wine, and prepping food. Again, no photos, but lots of fun!
Fast forward to Sunday morning. Busy, busy, busy. I woke early to finalize all the food prep. I actually had plenty of time and never felt stressed about hosting. I just love when everything goes perfectly, and everything was wonderful. I did manage to catch one picture Sunday morning:
Off to church. A wonderful baptism and fantastic sermon on -you guessed it- Truth. We hurried home to put out all the food and drinks and our guests began to arrive.
And then Sunday evening we curled up on the couch with my sisters-in-law to watch the Oscar's, eat Chinese take out and Ben and Jerry's ice cream. We all made predictions before the awards began and have a friendly competition to see who wins.
This may be my most boring post ever, just recapping the events of the weekend without many photos and stories...I promise there will be more to come because this is a weekend I always want to remember!