Pretty cool, huh?
I fell out of bed, and quickly started to get Arrow and myself ready for the meeting. Gone are the days when I could tug on a dress, wrap my hair in a bun, and be out the door wearing yesterday's makeup in ten minutes. Even after 2 months, I keep forgetting it takes much longer to get ready for anything than it did in the BC era. Any other parent reading this right now know that that last sentence is the understatement of the century.
I don't know how my mother-in-law did it, but she was able to catch all these cute happy pictures of Arrow that morning. I'm impressed because the fussbucket herself was crying nearly every minute of her mini-photo session.
There we go. Plenty of tears. :)
Sacrament meeting was really great that day. Arrow followed family tradition by crying throughout the entire blessing while Taylor delivered it. Then some of my family members came up to bare their testimonies of the church. As I shared my testimony, I realized how much I love Christ.
(By the way- a baby blessing is similar to (but not the same as) a christening. It's not a baptism for a baby. The purpose is to officially declare the baby's name to Heaven and to give him/her a blessing to help them throughout their lives.)
After sacrament meeting, the family and a couple of our close friends met at home, and ate waffles with us.
Again, huge thanks to Taylor's mom and grandparents who took a majority of the kitchen duty.
I'm so glad for the priesthood, and the huge blessing it is for my little family. I"m grateful to feel close to heaven on special occasions like this, and know that we're being cared for from on high :)