Monday, February 25, 2008


Welp, it's official - Lilah is baptized! And it was awesome. I just want to say that I LOVE the baptism sacrament at our church! Rev. Cindy did a wonderful job - my favorite part is when the entire family and congregation take the vows with the parents.

And the vows that Brady and I took were just perfect. "Do you believe that Lilah has God-given talents that are unique to her?"

Yes! Yes!

"Do you vow to bring Lilah up in the Christian faith?"

Yes again!

I don't think I stopped nodding through all the questions :)

Anyways, Lilah was an angel, of course - and the party went well. We had a great turn out of mostly family and a few friends. The perfect group to share such an occasion with.

Lilah got some great gifts - among them a handmade necklace from my folks, a personalized "Lilah" pillow from her Great-Aunt Mary Kay, and the SWEETEST bib set ever, made for her by her Aunt Casi. My favorite bib was the little weiner-dog with the bell on his collar.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Stitch and Bitch.

Another week, another night of quilting with the fam. As you can see in the second photo - we are nearing our deadline. But, we only started this project about three weeks ago, so we're not doing too bad.

As an update to the pending delivery of this baby - Jenny is dilated 1.5 and 50% effaced and feels several contractions a day. Hopefully Baby Jill will be here SOON!

Monday, February 18, 2008

In the name of the...

This upcoming weekend is Lilah's baptism and the celebration of it. After much discussion between Brady and I regarding when we should baptize Lilah, we have finally come to a conclusion. The date is set. We've met with the preacher and sorted out all the details. I bought her an adorable little dress (okay, TWO adorable little dress - I just couldn't decide).

For weeks now, I've been practice-singing the traditional baptism song to Lilah:
Lilah, Lilah, God Claims You
God helps you, protects you, and loves you too.
We this day do all agree, that in God's eyes, you'll always be.

Ok, now don't quote me on those lyrics - but I LOVE that song. And, conveniently, so does Lilah! I think she likes hearing her name in it. Plus, it's better than the "I see you're hynie" tune that I was singing before this.

Anyways, in preparation for the celebration, I've been having some fun. It all started with these great damask paper plates/cups/napkins that I picked up at Wally World a long time ago on a great discount. I thought some day I'd use them when one of my girlfriends needed a bridal shower, but alas, this came first.

I loved the colors mostly, but also the pretty pattern. So I decided to make this a theme for the baptism party and have been working on some fun decorations to match:

These little picks are for the (chocolate, or course) cupcakes that are yet to be made. Found the idea on flickr.

And I'm not quite sure where the garland is going to go, but thought it seemed fun anyways.

Anyways, we are getting very excited for the festivities this weekend - especially because we get to see all our nieces and nephews from out of town. We've been telling Lilah what a special day this is and even took her to the church service last week instead of leaving her in the nursery. I think she's excited too :)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

What a doll.

What more is there to say? Today, we put Lilah in a dress for the first time in quite a while. We don't usually do it very often. Not because we don't want to, it just isn't practical. Too messy at daycare and what a pain with all the layers of tights and bloomers and stuff. But anyways, today we had an excuse - it was my Grandma's 84th birthday party. Party = party dress. Party dress = A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E. Don't trust me? See fo' yo' self.

And here's a couple more shots from this weekend. I love weekends because we get to hang out with Lilah in the DAYLIGHT. Which means that photos turn out better too. I took a couple self-portraits of Lilah and I and was really happy with one of them. Not very often do you capture her smiling AND looking at the camera. Kudos to me.