Let’s rewind all of the way back to Saturday! For some reason my body woke up at 4:30 a.m. that morning and I could not go back to sleep. I think I was just excited for the day so I started getting some things done on my to do list and then once it got a little light, I went out for a run. I finished 6 miles @ 9:27 average.
Then we had breakfast and got ready for the day! I have had a few questions about our baptisms so I thought I would share here. We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You can get baptized anytime after the age of 8. We believe that 8 is the age of accountability and the point where a person can make the decision for themselves if they would like to be baptized. We make promises with our Heavenly Father when we are baptized to take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ, to keep His commandments and to serve Him and we are promised blessings in return! We talked a lot about this decision with Brooke leading up to Saturday and she had been counting down the days until her baptism for a while now.
Andrew baptized and blessed Brooke and the experience was beautiful. We all felt so much peace and light.
Brooke and I drove over to the church together just the two of us and I loved having some alone time before her big day.
Knox will be getting baptized next month. Skye loved having her people all together.
We did a little decorating and had programs made for the day.
Afterwards we had a sandwich bar (I didn’t take that many pictures of the food) with croissants and rolls from Costco, an assortment of meats/cheeses/chicken salad and fruits/veggies.
For dessert we had these cookies and Andrew made the cake!
I wish I took a picture with everybody there but I didn’t really have my camera out much! I absolutely love this picture of Brooke with my dad. Brooke had all of her grandparents there, her parents/stepparents, her siblings (she has a little brother on her dad’s side too!) along with some cousins and aunts/uncles. It was amazing to see everyone there to support and love Brooke. It was an experience we will all remember forever. Brooke is so lucky to have so many people in her life that love her so much.
Brooke was able to spend the rest of the holiday weekend with her dad (the last time she had seen him was February because of Corona and she had such a great time)! Skye has started to understand that Knox goes back and forth between houses but she was very confused with Brooke leaving because she couldn’t remembered the last time she was gone but Skye definitely bonded with Knox and they had a great time together.
Andrew was thrilled because we started decorating for Halloween over the weekend. One of our goals is to someday have a full haunted house in our backyard (Andrew talked me into this but I’m very excited too) so every year we shop the sales for things the day after Halloween to build up our stash.
My Monday run was 4 miles on my sister’s treadmill while my sister was on the elliptical next to me. The air quality was unhealthy in our area yesterday so we stayed inside and had a fun workout together.
A highlight from the day was going out for pie…
And then it was the three of us for the rest of the day until Brooke got home last night.
I loved watching this below… which one are you? I’m definitely the early reacher!
What is your favorite holiday to decorate for? To celebrate?
Does anybody wake up without an alarm clock (or child/dogs waking them up)…. Do you have a natural alarm clock that wakes you up at a similar time each day?
A question from Andrew—> Growing up, which one of your parents were more likely to say YES to things?