Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday

 Thankful we were able to Baptize Simeon,
it was in the evening and he's kind of fussy in the evenings...
Thankful for this beautiful Sacrament 
 It was small and private, and so very nice!
Thankful to add from our good friend Deacon Jim S.
(also known as Clay Rosary Girl's daddy)
"It is wonderful to see the photos of the Baptism of your precious gift. And good to see the many people gathered together with Deacon Frank presiding. The occasion might have seemed personal and intimate, but Baptism by it’s nature is always communal and not a private event. The Baptismal waters are the first part of the Sacrament, the second part that will take place later is when the child is presented to the church and becomes a member of the Body of Christ, the church. I am sure Jamie and Tom know this already, but I want to clarify this for other readers who also might want private home Baptisms. It should be known that because of health reasons, Simeon was not able to have a church Baptism. 
As a deacon in the Catholic church, Baptisms brings me much joy because it is so good to see another person brought to Christ in the church. Our church is alive and growing!
Congratulations Jamie and Tom and welcome Simeon Thomas.
Deacon Jim"
Thank you Jim!

 Thankful for his godparents, Jeff and Nicki
 like I said, he was quite fussy and it was a quick nite, so this is about the best photo I got of him...
below, is our deacon/friend/fellow homeschooler and part of his family
(Frank and Laura, Emily and Maggie)
Thankful that Direct TV has music channels, we pick the dance ones and dance dance dance
on those days where it's too cold to go outside... 

 Thankful we've had lots of outside days though, this past week, full of snow, snow, snow!!!
(we have more snow now...but it's melting, high today was around 40!)
Thankful for our beautiful backyard hill, it keeps the kiddos entertained outside!
 Thankful we finally got snow here in MN
(click on this picture and see Sweetie Pie's face, it's sooo cute)
 Thankful 4 can fit on a sled!
 Thankful she loves it outside and Thankful she has sisters who will take her outside to play in the snow
 Thankful for beautiful rosey cheeked girls...
 Thankful for boys who shovel...



 and Thankful for boys who don't...
Thankful for blogging friends who "Yarn Along"
so I don't have to feel guilty for not knowing how to knit!
(OK, I still wished I knew how to)
 Isn't this sweater beautiful?
It fits him perfectly, and he looks like a little man in it!
 Thankful for quilting blogging friends who make "quilties" with duckies, just for us!!
Below
I had to show you that I took like 8 photos to get the "Wordless Wednesday" picture of Simeon!
Most were like this one...
Thankful for the miracle he is and always will be.

Thankful for all your prayers and the prayers of friends and family

Thankful for all the meals and gifts we've been and continue to receive, 
I have a pile of thank you's to do...hoping to get to them sometime.
(this post has been done 5 minutes at a time all day!)

Thankful we have this time off school,
 I can't imagine teaching yet...trying to figure how to fit that into our day
I have a little over a week left....


16 comments:

  1. Beautiful post Jamie, and beautiful kids!

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  2. Fun snow and for little girls who love it! I think my little girl prefers the sun and water. ;)

    Beautiful sweater and another great eye shot!

    Take school day by day. You'll get there.

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  3. One of these days I'm going to come and visit that little guy!

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  4. Oh, that little sweet pea! As always, Jamie, such lovely, lovely pics of your beautiful family. Ahhhh- love it!

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  5. Beautiful post Jamie! Your family is so precious.

    I love that you all had such a nice, private baptism for Simeon.

    And I LOVE that picture of him in the sweater! He's sooooo handsome! Those eyes...

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  6. What a beautiful baptism! Know you and your family have been in our prayers. He truly is a miracle. Thank you for your posts, I am always wanting to see how things are going but I never want to interupt because I know things are busy. I can't wait to meet him:)God bless!!

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  7. Lucky little guy to have wonderful godparents. He is so blessed and so cute...man oh man look at his big blue eyes. He also has very long fingers...like ME! Wonder if his toes are long too. Nice to have long fingers but big toes...not so much.


    It is nice to have big kids. They do help a lot. Especially entertaining the little ones.

    That sweater is amazing. I wouldn't know a knitting stitch if it jumped up and bit me in the butt.

    Just enjoy and relax...school can wait a little longer while you hold that tiny-teeny sweetpea!

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  8. ps. THANKFUL for your 5mins. here and there..so nice to see your pics and read your thoughts!

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  9. Love that personal Baptism! The 4 girls on the sled is precious:) So fun to see the precious gifts that were made for your precious gift...So many blessings. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. I love that you had a private baptism, so lucky! Henry is getting baptized next Sunday.

    You take such great pictures, how do you capture the moments? you must carry your camera wherever you go. I always forget mine, so I have to make the kids do a "do-over."

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  11. Thank you for posting. I always look forward to seeing updates. You have a beautiful family and you always capture them so wonderfully. Thankful for blogs like yours. God Bless.

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  12. Welcome to the family Simeon. What a beautiful memory to cherish. You all look so full of joy, hope, and love. God is truly blessed you all. Continued prayers coming your way.

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  13. Thank you everyone!

    Yes, I take lots and lots of pictures......

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  14. It is wonderful to see the photos of the Baptism of your precious gift. And good to see the many people gathered together with Deacon Frank presiding. The occasion might have seemed personal and intimate, but Baptism by it’s nature is always communal and not a private event. The Baptismal waters are the first part of the Sacrament, the second part that will take place later is when the child is presented to the church and becomes a member of the Body of Christ, the church. I am sure Jamie and Tom know this already, but I want to clarify this for other readers who also might want private home Baptisms. It should be known that because of health reasons, Simeon was not able to have a church Baptism.
    As a deacon in the Catholic church, Baptisms brings me much joy because it is so good to see another person brought to Christ in the church. Our church is alive and growing!
    Congratulations Jamie and Tom and welcome Simeon Thomas.
    Deacon Jim

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  15. I didn't know you could have a baptism at home but it makes sense in Simeon's case. Baptism it too important to wait until his health improves! You have a lovely family and group of friends that enjoyed Simeon's special day!

    I too, wish I could knit or quilt. He looks so warm and comfy in his sweater.

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  16. What a wonderful experience having Simeon baptized and the pictures are beautiful.

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