Sunday, August 28, 2011

Baptism....uncharged battery bummer

 Two Sundays ago my cousin Stacy and her husband Jeremy (little Colin too!) invited us to the baptism of their four month old twins, Zachary and Autumn.  So fun to see another set in our family and spend more time with people we love.  The kids did a great job in the church but at the end the need for bathroom breaks led us to spend the last five minutes of the service in front of the beautiful church.  It was gorgeous out so we just laid in the grass and did what we do best.We had some time to sit, reflect and enjoy a peaceful time together.  Unfortunately our camera is sometimes not charged, meaning a wasted camera day and I wasn't able to get a single shot of the babies, but the service was memorable and the Pastor was phenomenal.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us .

 Matt and his boys.  I am thankful for his large stature and his ability to handle them both at once.  My arms are tired from this most of the time so the free swinging arm time is welcome!
My precious Addy just hanging out in the bushes.  She loves inspecting the plant world around her and looking for bugs to capture.
 Stopping to smell the flowers.
 Addy also enjoys setting up photo ops.  This was one of hers.
 My babies wanting to be on the move and Mommy desperate to hold time still in a picture , even if for just a brief moment.
Hands full.  Heart full.
 Such a unique relationship they have.  I hope they stay close forever and keep this little quirky love alive through the years.

Nothing like the love between a Daddy and his children.
 In the grass like little spiders.  Eating grass and sticks.  No big deal :)
 Take it in now because these boys wont be crawling for long.  They are cruising furniture and ready to run!
Its fun all the time. Tired arms,  busy feet, hungry mouths, loud noises, mischief, crying eyes, snuggles, 'firsts'.....its all beautiful.
After the service we were invited to a Chinese restaurant for a delicious lunch.  This is where the uncharged battery failed. It was lovely just the same. Probably the most beautiful Catholic Baptism Ive been a part of.  The boys had Chinese food for the first time ever and Addy had a dance in her step all day because Chinese food is her favorite.  Add a couple kids to play with and she is in heaven! All the little kids ran with one another and didn't stop until it was time to leave.  Addy's idea of a perfect day.  Any weekend that involves the celebration of the ones you love is one we look forward to.  Especially when it involves welcoming a new child into the home/family of the Church.

Each and every one of Gods creations are nothing short of a miracle.  As the Pastor said, "How could you not believe in God when you see an infant and the relationship of parent and child?"  So true.  We are Gods children and Zachary and Autumn are just two of the works of His glorious hands.  He had the story written for them long ago and placed them into Stacy and Jeremy's loving arms.  How perfect a beginning. Looking forward to watching each one of their stories unfold. 

Zachary and Autumn, may God keep you and pour His love and Grace on you.  May You be keenly aware at every turn in life, that you serve a mighty and powerful God.  May God guide your Mom in Dad on the path of your future with a firm foundation in Christ.  You are loved.

Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, ‘Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God’" (Luke 18:15–16)

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