Sunday, June 8, 2008
dahlia and bodhi were baptized this morning. we woke up at 6:30 to get ready. we had to be at the chapel at 9:00 am and it is about an hour drive from our house. miles' mom and friend jake showed up at 7:00 to caravan with us. we were all still in our pajamas. my sister christina and her daughter zena stayed the night last night to help us make all the food. that goodness she showed up to help me. i never would have got it all done.
the ceremony was at the wayfarers chapel in rancho palos verdes. it is where we got married almost five years ago. i love to go back there. it brings me back to my wedding day and the vows we exchanged there. it was a perfect day. a little chilly in the morning and a warm sunny afternoon.
i was so proud to be standing up by the altar with my little daughter and husband by my side, and my son in my arms. we are a family. i love it. it is so strange to think that there was just the two of us up there five years ago. dahlia and bodhi were so good. they did not cry at all during the short but sweet ceremony. i love that they were baptized together. mason was baptized with his cousin zena so it has become a bit of a tradition to share the occasion with a cousin.
we went back to the house for brunch with the family. everything was so good. all the food was delicious. i enjoyed a bellini with fresh peach juice. mmmm. i also made a blackberry and peach trifle for dessert that is irresistible.
everyone was so tired after brunch. we sat around and talked. there were a few gifts for the kids that we opened. it was a perfect get together. i feel so thankful to have such a loving family willing to get up at the crack of dawn to see my daughter baptized. thanks to everyone that was there.