Apparently we had a pretty big weekend! Four really great things happened: 1. Braden got baptized 2. Brigitte got blessed 3. Ben and Darcie came to visit and 4. All of the Beals (minus a very pregnant Trisha!) came to town! We had a blast getting together and eating and celebrating as a family. This was the first time Seth, Shelley, Keaton, and Kelsey got to meet Brigitte. She was very well behaved and of course loved being held and talked to by everyone!
I am so proud of my sweet amazing husband who gave one of the best blessings I have ever heard. I was so worried Brigitte would let out one of her famous screams, but she did great. My brother in law Tyler said he watched her throughout the blessing and she just grinned the
whole time. Apparently she loves blessings- Or lots and lots of male attention!!! We had about 15 guys in the circle, which was funny because there wasnt much Brigitte to go around! Our friends and family who came to the church really made this a special day for us. We had so much great support! After the blessing Gabe bore his testimony and cracked us all up. He dropped a few football jokes, and even a shout out to the 'seriously, so blessed' blog that basically made me fall over on the pew with laughter. I love that he can be so entertaining and spiritual all at the same time! And Thanks Jory and Emily for writing down the blessing for us. That is really special for Brigitte to have in the future. I have awesome friends and family!
We loved having a houseful on Sunday, although I slept for about 5 hours straight after everyone went home! It was exhausting to say the least! We sadly are without any pictures o
f Ben and Darcie - but they were indispensable to us during all the preparation. At one point we were all huddled over chicken carcasses picking off edible meat chunks...laughing hysterically at nothing. Needless to say, they are GOOD GOOD people! I dont think I could have pulled it off without their help. Also, my mom the magician whipped up two of the HUGEST most delicious potato casseroles we Mormons have ever seen! She never left the kitchen during the whole event, and even took care of cleanup duty. She also sewed off the puff in Brigitte's sleeves so she could have the prettiest blessing dress Ive ever seen! Once again, she is the reason I didnt collapse in a pile of defeated tears! My visiting teacher/friend Britney came and shared her photography talents with us, but we havent gotten her pictures back yet. These are a few of the ones we had on our little cameras...so more to come in the future. Thanks everyone for a wonderful memorable day!