06 May 2008

God Speed, Young Brother

After passing the six-week mark, I finally felt comfortable taking Everett into public. The first public place (notwithstanding the accidental stop at a KFC) was dinner with my parents and Chuck's parents. The baby did great (read: he slept the entire time). In fact, he did so well, we took him out again Monday night. Another success.

But the biggest outing success for little Rhett was his blessing on Sunday. I was a little nervous as he was awake going into sacrament meeting. We stuck a pacifier in his mug and hoped for the best. Not only did he not make a single noise, but he did it sans pacifier: Chuck made an amazing catch mid-blessing. We left church after sacrament meeting and had a barbecue at Chuck's parents' house. The weather cooperated and we had a great day. Everyone was so eager to hold the baby, I almost forgot I had one!


P.S. About the post title: a man in our ward recorded Rhett's blessing for us. At the end of it, he included a little note to Rhett. He ended it with, "God speed, young brother" and it's made me smile ever since.

P.P.S. Life has been wicked crazy around here lately. Please excuse me as I don't blog.

10 comments:

holly said...

cute picture! yes, it's understandable that you don't blog as much as before. I hope you're feeling better about things though. what a sweet baby. have fun with the bucket stage! get out and enjoy the good weather while it lasts!

emily said...

love the title. love the picture - you all look great! but you better be sending me more photos via snapfish. . . soon. :)

d&a said...

sounds like that comment added at the end of the recording would have come from someone living on the west side of the land of bountiful, wearing a cowboy hat and bolo tie. priceless.

Melissa said...

Love the comment he wrote at the end.

Made me smile as well.

Living in Tally said...

I wish we could have been there! How nice that all of the azaelas and Dogwood trees were in bloom for the photo ops.

BTW--you guys look great!

Lisa said...

What a cute little family! Chuck did a great job on the blessing - Rhett is all official now!

Nicole said...

Yay! Glad you guys got to go out and about! And glad for blessing day. What a cute pic with beautiful flowers and a sweet baby!

Tamara said...

Beautiful picture, I am so glad that he was so good.

Niederfam said...

so sweet...how great is that to have it on record too!!!! and i LOVE your skirt.....what a darling little family. AND.....i just may be sending some stats your way, THANKS for the offer!!!! :)

The Thomson Trio said...

Happy Mother's Day! That's a great family picture too!