Sunday, March 22, 2009

Space Shuttle - 03/15/09

We are able to see the Space Shuttle take off from our house everytime which is definitely very cool. At night it's even better!

Sunday Best

My parents bought Gabriel this adorable linen outfit in the Keys a couple months ago and due to the chillier weather, we had no put it on him yet. Until a couple Sundays ago for church. He looks absolutely precious in this outfit.

First Trip to Dunk's

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mmmmmmm grits!

Gabriel adores grits just like his mama. There is no denying that. Maybe it's the texture. Or the yummy warmth in your belly, but we sure do love grits. After church today, we went out for brunch to our favorite neighborhood breakfast place. This is one of many restaurants that Gabriel goes to where the wait staff adores him. Once we arrive, they already know to bring him (and me) grits.

My Water Baptism

Today I was water baptized at Journey Church by our dear friend and pastor, Eric. It was an experience I will never forget. I was honored to have Eric perform my baptism as he and his wife Mary Jo were instrumental during our adoption and helped us pray Gabriel home. They are our family as much as we are theirs and we will forever be grateful for them and their love. They were there for us during the bleakest of days when we weren't sure how Gabriel's adoption would end. Thank you, Eric and Mary Jo for always being there.

I was baptized in the Catholic church as a baby, but today's baptism was by my own choosing, for the repentence of my sins, a reacceptance of Jesus as my Lord and Savior and acknowledgement of my continuous walk with the Lord.

Today is a new day.



San Marco

Well, yesterday, we went to the San Marco Arts Festival here in Jax since it was such a beautiful day. On the way there, Gabriel passed out. He must have been exhausted because he fell asleep maybe five minutes after we left the house. At the time he was sucking on a lollipop that the nice ladies at Hair Cuttery gave him. In the first picture you can see the lollipop tucked away on his left side. He feel asleep with it in his hand and eventually let it go.