Sunday, February 04, 2007

Baby Mark's blessing day

Brek Brittany and baby Mark
(Brek had taken off his nice Sunday shirt)
Mark...5 months old already
Mark, Brek, baby Mark and Marks mom, Sharon
Today is one of those days that you hope you always remember, because it's one of the significant events that you celebrate with family. We blessed baby Mark today. For those of you wondering what that means, in my faith...The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints aka Mormons, baptism happens when one turns eight years old so as infants, we give them a special blessing at church. Most of the time they are younger than 5 months. It's a very special occasion for families, and a time that we all get together and celebrate the birth of the child. Today in church baby Mark was given a blessing by his Grandpa Mark. Usually it's done by the father if he holds the Melchizedek Priesthood. Brek does not have that yet, so Mark did it. Hopefully when the next baby comes, Brek will be able to bless him or her. It was a lovely blessing. Later, Brek did get up and share his testimony. The spirit was here today. After church everyone came over and I fed them a huge feast like I always do. I would love to share pictures of my beautiful delicious spread, but they ate it before I could get a picture. I did take some other pictures today, but I had Coleen's camera in hand, so I don't have them. It really was a special day.
After eating and visiting with everyone we had the excitement of an upstairs toilet overflowing and having water pouring out of two light fixture into the family room and the store room. Good thing we have a carpet cleaning truck outside. The hooked it up and dragged the hoses in to suck up the water and put fans in to dry it out. Then the superbowl started. I watched the first hour (loved the blockbuster commercial with the rabbit,guinea pig and the mouse...totally laughed out loud!) After that I went to bed and slept for 3 hours. My whole body hurts. You know when you get that feeling that you know you're not well. Well that's me. I'm really achey and don't feel good, but I wanted to share my day before I headed back to bed! Congratulations to the Colts on their big superbowl win!

23 comments:

stefanie said...

Awww,what a sweet boy! This takes me back to my 3 year old's blessing! I'm sure you'll always remember this special day!

Cee said...

Cute pictures!!!

RE: the Colts, although I am from IN, it's a sad day for this Bears fan. I guess I'll have to wait another 22 years (the last time that they were at the SuperBowl).

Sigh. Walter Payton turned over in his grave today. Sad day.

Susie Q said...

Now, that baby is the sweetest little guy. Such a smile...
You are just too tired and have been so stressed. You need to rest and take a little Jolene time.
Feel better...even Super Women need a little rest!

Your day sounds so special...and nothing like a little overflowing toilet to add to the memories! Been there...what fun huh? : )

Take care of yourself sweetie.

Love,
Sue

Amie said...

He is such a cutie... I hope you feel better soon.

Hugs Amie

Andi said...

What a wonderful special day for your family. Love the picture of the 4 generations.

Hope those aches go away soon and you get feeling better.

I'm so happy the Colts won the Super Bowl...Tony Dungy is a terrific coach and man...never raises his voice and never utters a swear word...a good role model. Wish we had him back here in Tampa Bay. The coach that replaced Tony is a complete opposite...just one big expletive that has to be "bleeped". Not something you want to see, hear, or have your children see or hear.

Briana said...

Awww, just look at that cutie pie, Baby Mark! So adorable and totally making me want another baby!

Valerie said...

oh no, no, no, no! please don't get sick - i wouldn't wish this on anyone, and this would be such a bad time for you to be down!
what cute pictures of Baby Mark..i really like the four generations shot! it sounds like the blessing was a wonderful fellowship time!

Chickenbells said...

Oh dear, I hope you feel better...all that excitment must have gotten to you! The baby is too cute...

Sheila said...

Sounds like a very special day for you all. The baby is just adorable!! Hope you feel better soon; get some rest.

Jenay said...

He is so darling! Glad you had a lovely day.

Pam said...

WOW! I go away for one week and look at all I miss! Gorgeous house! It's HUGE!!! I would not want to clean that! ;)

Love the pages for Chad's album! And the photos of baby Mark's blessing are just beautiful! He's just a gorgeous and happy baby!

And how cool that you get to go and see Chad! I spent 5 hours stuck in the airport before I left for CA! Believe me, everyone will be so worried about themselves they'll never notice you snoring! ;)

Leona said...

Baby Mark is getting so big. He is so cute..

Cherie said...

What a happy day! Congrats on Baby Mark's blessing! Blessing day has got to be one of my favorite days with the kids as babies... church with all your family and friends, and then food and good times afterwards... what's not to love?

September said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Hope you feel better soon. Love, Tember

TK Angels said...

The pictures of baby mark's blessing are beautiful. I hope you are feeling better soon. Please take care of yourself.

When you are feeling up to it, could you e-mail me with some of Chad's favorite magazines, books etc.

Take care,
Terri

Leah said...

Baby Mark and his parents are such the cute little family!

Hope you get to feeling better soon.

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Cheryl Wray said...

What a SPECIAL day for your family! And little Baby Mark looks so adorable and HAPPY!!! Thanks for letting us all share it with you!

Kristan said...

Hey there girl - sorry I have been so out of touch - just haven't been home much. But I just had to tell you thanks for sharing about Baby Mark's blessing day. I could just feel the spirit of that beautiful as I read your post. What a happy day. Sorry to hear about the overflowing - good thing you know someone in the business ;o)
Have a great day - Kristan

homedaisy said...

he is blessed, what a great family he has :)

Jen said...

Looks like you might have a little red headed cutie....
Is his belly all good now that he's had his surgery and all?

Heather said...

Baby Mark is so adorable! I know you all love every minute with him! Glad you all had a good day!

Diana said...

The baby is adorable. We are planning on having Tyson baptised in the spring. Dalton was done at 8 months but the pastor is a little slow with this one.
Jolene can you email me your address I would like to send you something.