So Brandons little girl, Hayley was blessed this weekend. Ben and Sharley went to it also so it was fun to have at least half of our kids together. We got to Brandons on Saturday evening and then Serenes mother showed up Sunday morning and we met Ben and Sharley at the church. Thomas and Vickey with their daughter Afton also drove down from Simi Valley to attend the blessing. The blessing itself was short but very beautiful. Among other things, Brandon blessed Hayley that she would find joy in even the little things. What more could anyone ask for? After church we took some pictures of everyone who was in attendance and then headed to Brandon's house for food. In the group picture the people in the picture are from left to right: Sarah, Lisa, Me, Afton, Sharley, Sydney, Serene, Brandon, Hayley, Kate, Thomas and Vickey.
We sat around visiting for some time and then ate some pizza and then Brandon gave Ben a tour of the Law Building. I was surprized it was open on a Sunday but as Brandon put it. The Law Building never closes. It doesn't either, people were there studying.
Sadly the day ended and we all had to head home. I'm really looking forward to Thanksgiving but unfortunately since this year we get all the kids home for Christmas they will all be spending Thanksgiving with the in-laws. It looks like it will just be Alex and Sarah this year. I guess we'll have to invite lots of people over so that we can have a full house. Anyone want to come?
-------------------trivia--------------------30% of all Americans contain a gene variation that makes them bad drivers. I don't think that argument will hold up too well in court.
The mug shot
and in profile
She looks like a natural doesn't she?
Of course we need to take time out to see how we're doing in Fantasy Football. We have a family league going and this week I play Ben. It is very close. Right now I'm seventeen points ahead of him but he still has Drew Brees to play tomorrow. I only have my defense left to play. I'm hoping the Saints do really well and that Brees does really bad. It's not looking too good for me but I have a real chance.
Take a close look, you can see that she's smiling at me.
This christening blanket was made by Lisa's great grandmother. She was blessed in it and so has everyone of our kids and now the grand kids are all getting blessed in it. Isn't that pretty cool? It was made by Hayley's great, great, grandmother.
Sydney was a blast this weekend. She had to be involved in every little thing that was going on. She is so cute.
The proud grandparents
... and the proud aunt. It looks like she's got the magic touch.