Sunday, January 2, 2011

So Thankful

I am so thankful and so tired from 2 weeks of Christmas, KB's baptism, and a wedding of 2 dear friends.  So instead of attempting to write a coherent, thoughtful treatise, I will use pictures instead. 

A few days before Christmas, this wonderful surprise package arrived from KB's blogger aunties.  Thank you so much!!   The IF blogging community is awesome!


Then my Advent prayer buddy, Shoved to Them, sent a most wonderful (and appropriate, considering the title of this blog) gift from Mystic Monks Coffee.  Here's KB sniffing the bag, contemplating when she will get to drink her first cup of coffee someday...

(KB's onesie was a gift from a friend of my dad's.  http://www.poshsprouts.etsy.com/)  

At Christmas, for the first time since my wedding, the families of my husband and me were gathered together.  We celebrated Christmas Day at our house.  Of course, KB had no shortage of arms to hold her.  As a bonus, the California/Oregon contingent got to experience a white Christmas for the very first time! (nota bene: we didn't take a picture on Christmas Day so I'm using one from the baptism instead)




Snowman or snow-woman?  Hey, we had powdery snow and a thin layer of it to work with. :)

KB was baptized on Dec. 27th, wearing the Barrett family gown worn by me, my mom, and my sister.  To finally have a baby in our arms, bringing her to the church for baptism, and having so many of our family and friends present was such a gift.




Me crying during the blessing of the mother.  I wanted to ask the deacon, "Are you really talking to me?  Is this real?" Two of the members of the SHE group attended the baptism, which really touched my heart.

Finally, I'm grateful for the gift of Katie Beth's life, and for all of you readers/bloggers.  2010 was quite a year, and I continue to hope and pray that God will bring blessings upon you and your families in 2011.  And as always, pray for those still waiting...

13 comments:

The Apostolate of Hannah's Tears said...

Rejoicing in your gift of life and the treasures yet to come!

Erin said...

Congrats and welcome to Katie Beth!! So exciting! My blessing was so sureal, too. God is SO good!!

allyouwhohope said...

Congratulations, Katie Beth! Beautiful pictures!

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

Simply beautiful!!

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

What beautiful pictures! I am glad you had a great Christmas and New Year's! Congratulations Katie Beth!!!

Becky said...

I totally cried too when they did the blessing of the mother during Elliot's baptism. Such a special moment!

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

Great pictures! love the snowman(woman)
Congrats on the baptism, your baby girl is so cute! :)

Maureen said...

We all had a wonderful time sharing Christmas and Katie Beth's baptism. So many wonderful memories. I will always remember our time together and thank God for his many blessings.

Grace in my Heart said...

Precious! Love all the photos!

callmemama said...

Love the photos! Congrats on the baptism :).

Little JoAnn said...

I can't stand this gorgeous pictures...beautiful and blessed beyond words.

So.............amazing. I can relate when you said you thought is he talking to me during the blessing for the mother.

You are so amazing and I love all the joy that jumps out from these pictures!

Keep the postings comin' can't wait to see precious Katie Beth grow and grow.

She is PERFECT! LOVE that onsie!

M said...

Hi! I would love to email you. I use Creighton and I live in KY. I just saw your name in the article on Sew's blog in the Our Sunday Visitor. My email is on my newly created blog. Thanks! Hope you, the hubby and your beautiful baby are doing well!

mrsblondies said...

Congratulations on the baptism! Beautiful pictures!