The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Monday, August 10, 2009

Busy, blessed weekend and the first day of school

This weekend we were busy busy busy... we celebrated Liam and Connor's birthday.  We bounced at Bounce U and had a great time.  Lots of friends came, my sister-in-law and her family drove in from Memphis and my mom and step dad came in from Kentucky.  My brother and his wife came too.  It was great.  

Then Meg was baptized in the afternoon.  This was such a sweet service.  Our good friend, David, is Meg's godfather and Dave's brother happens to be a priest.  So Father Dennis drove in from Memphis to baptize Meg, which was really neat to have him standing there with his brother, all of us promising to reject Satan and help raise Meg in the faith we all share.  My other dear friend, Amie, is Meg's godmother, which just rounds out our family and commitment so sweetly.  Afterward, Brian and I splurged and took everyone out to eat at Bucca di Beppo (Italian) and it was alot of fun.  Dennis did an amazing job with the ceremony and included all the kids in the service.  He had everyone participating, asking questions about water and Bible stories and he let all the kids smell the chrism oil that he anointed Meg with.  It was sweet.

Today is the first day of 4th and 2nd grades for my older boys.  They were both very very excited about going to school this morning.  They like school, for the most part.  But it broke my heart because when Liam got on the bus, Connor SOBBED!!!!  He did not like seeing his brother head off to school without him.  He said he wished he could go to Kindergarten.  I could have sent him this year, and part of me wishes I had sent him.  But on the other hand, I really think I'll be glad when he doesn't leave for college at 17.  I will have an extra year with him at home when he is older, but today was hard on him.

Here are some photos from the weekend... sorry so random, but I am determined to get my house back in order today and start this week off on the right foot.  It looks like a bomb went off in here!  :)


Barb said...

Beautiful pictures, Ondrea. I haven't had lots of time lately to leave comments on blogs, but since Sofia is vacuuming right now, I have a few minutes:-)

Amy said...

WOW -- sounds like an action packed and fun filled weekend!! Meg's baptism sounds beautiful -- one of my friends is headed into the ministry, but it will likely be about 3-4 years before she could baptize anyone... so I am debating waiting or not. Seems like longer than I'd like to wait, but also would mean so much to have her do it... just like David's brother for Meg.

Bethany said...

Beautiful pictures! I hope you have them in frames! :)

I feel ya on the bomb going off in your house. I haven't cleaned my house in forever (had a housekeeper..sniff, sniff) and now that Caroline is in school for three mornings a week, I have no more excuses.

Lindsay said...

Happy birthday to your boys.

Meg's baptism sounds like a very special and beautiful time.

Best wishes.

Eight Isn't Enough said...

Beautiful photos. Sounds like a wonderful and blessed day!

Tracy said...

love your pics! looks like a perfect weekend! :))