Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Blessed Day

I admit...I’m a little psycho. Charlie was coming of age to receive his baby blessing and it was causing me great anxiety. Not because of the blessing itself...I was so excited for that part and I knew Jason would do a great job, but it was the after-party that I was worried about. I remember going to my nieces blessing last September and already getting anxious for when I would have to host a baby blessing party one day. Little did I know it would be exactly a year later that I would be doing it. Labor Day Weekend, September 2nd. It’s not that I don’t like family and friend gatherings, and it’s not that I didn’t want it to be a special day...I’m not really sure how to explain it. I guess it is because the insecure perfectionist side of me comes out. I would want everything to be just right, but I wouldn’t know how to make it that way. And with so little experience in hosting these kinds of things, I didn’t have the confidence that experience and knowledge would bring. Up until about a week before the selected date we were still debating whether or not we would have a gathering after the blessing itself. We knew that our apartment was way too small to host even more than six people. We didn’t have a yard that we could go outside to. Our parents houses were about 20 minutes away, and both had already been pretty busy with other family matters.

Finally, we decided on having the gathering at a nearby park and prayed it would be good weather. The morning of the big event came, and the weather couldn’t have been nicer! We felt so blessed. It was nice and sunny...not a cloud in the sky (which was especially a relief since the night before had a nasty storm including large hail balls!!).

Jason gave a beautiful blessing and we were surrounded by many loved ones. With 9 AM church, we met at Discovery (Manila) Park for a brunch right after sacrament (well, and after pictures of course). We had a lay out of yummy breakfast type goodies (thank you Costco!): muffins, donut holes, bagels and cream cheese, fresh peaches, grapes, watermelon, and orange juice.

Thanks, Amy, for taking these great pictures!

Charlie was so cute in his blessing outfit (Uncle Bryan's outfit)! 
He looked like a little orchestra conductor! So adorable!

And some shots at the park:

I could not be happier with how everything turned out...thanks to a lot of spontaneous help setting up from the family! The rest of the day I just felt so relieved, relaxed, and content. Charlie was given blessings of a great and righteous life. One down...and how many more to go?

1 comment:

  1. Charlie is adorable in his blessing outfit! I love his little smile!!! Glad the weather cooperated with you and you were able to have a great day!