Friday, December 31, 2010

Cami's Baptism

Before midnight makes this feel "too late," here's a brief record of Cami's baptism on Sunday, 5 December 2010.

There's always challenges when it comes to making covenants. My personal challenge that day was morning sickness. Cami's challenge (which didn't bother her at all) was that the closet with white baptismal clothing was distinctly lacking a Cami-sized jumpsuit. Thankfully, when I called one of her best friend's mom, there was an immediate offer of letting her wear the dress that all four of their daughters have worn. And Cami felt like a princess, if her prancing was any indication.

We kept it in the family -- I'm not big on turning sacred events into productions -- so my mother & I gave the talks. Jason performed the ordinance (which Bishop Riozzi remarked was done "very efficiently"), as well as confirming her with the aid of Bishop Riozzi & a family friend Simon Boycott.

I realize this is a pretty factual account, but honestly, I'm not sure what to say. Except that I'm proud of Cami for wanting to follow Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Little Miss Silly

Rosie completely enjoys the "Mr. Men & Little Miss" books that I read as a six year old. A Christmas stocking stuffer was "Mr. Silly" which has become a regular part of her bedtime routine. Jason just came downstairs & related this conversation.

Jason reading: In Sillyland the pig says 'Moo.'

Rosie: No, the pig doesn't say 'Moo.' Piggies say 'Oink.'

Jason: In the real world, piggies say 'Oink,' but in Sillyland they say 'Moo.'

Rosie: In Sillyland, piggies don't say 'Oink." They say 'Baa.'

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winter Wonderland

We finally made it to Bolton Abbey in winter. It was a very brief visit, because of the temperature was a touch too frigid for the munchkins. But we've done it. And it's pretty.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Act of God: The Update

How many Americans would expect to have their 20-week ultrasound scheduled for Christmas Eve? My guess: Zero.

Baby appears to be large of cranium and to share the same profile as the others. Unlike the siblings, this one is a little bit shy in revealing a gender. But the "maybe" assessment is that Lightning strikes again.