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The week started with Ben’s baptism- it was awesome! I will put up pictures as soon as I can.

I am excited- I can wear my pre-Ben jeans again. I am almost back to normal weight. Yeah!

I got new running shoes to top off the new running clothes Doug bought me- the first time for new running clothes in 12 years and of course they are blue.

My 30th birthday was spent with Ben and Doug- Ben and I had lunch with my mom- it suddenly means a lot more now and I wanted to thank her. I also got to go running- a good way to start another trip around the sun. Doug brought my favorite cup of joe and an apple fritter, and he sent flowers too. He also took me out for steak dinner, and we will top it off with “homemade” modified box carrot cake. Great day!

Perhaps tomorrow I will have cake… for breakfast!

Ben’s Baptism

We sat down with our pastor tonight (Tuesday night) and finalized the plans for Ben’s baptism on Sunday, and after the pastor left, Doug and I finalized the details for what Ben is going to wear, what we will serve for food afterwards, etc. We have a cute outfit for him to wear under Doug’s old gown and we have purchased for Ben his first Bible. We decided to get him one he could grow into instead of a board book one for babies or toddlers. Ron and Michelle have been so active in his life so far, so we decided to ask them if they wanted to be Godparents, and they are excited to do so. We discussed many times if Ben should be baptized in the Catholic church or in the ELCA Lutheran one, and the compromise we arrived at is that we were married in the Catholic church, Ben will be baptized Lutheran, his first communion will be Catholic, and he will have both churches for Sunday school, etc. Either way, I am looking forward to Sunday.


Ben as Obi-Wan

Ben as Obi-Wan and Christy and Doug as Parrot Heads

Ben in the monkey suit Sandy gave him

Our front porch this year