Tuesday, February 1, 2011
And other hightlights from my weekend.
I fit in a little bit of study time. Totally posed. Even though this is what I look like when I do, I wasn't really studying here. No one walked by and thought it would make a cool photo to capture me in deep thought. I've accepted that they just don't think like me. This is a self-portrait using my cheapo $15 Nikon remote with my camera precariously balanced on my desktop tower. And you youngins out there, heed the Sunscreen song. Wear it or when you're in your 30s, your age spots will make you become addicted to Photoshop. Trust me on this one!
We spent time remembering Grampy Wear. When my grandma started passing on his sentimental belongings after he died, one of the most desired of his possessions was his backgammon set. He spent hour upon hour with his kids, grandkids, even the great-grandkids playing backgammon. My uncle ended up with "the" set, as he should have. I got the back-up set. Grampy bought (or possibly received) this one when one of the playing pieces turned up missing from "the" set. No one liked the back up set. It wasn't the same playing with him on anything other than "the" set so the back up set got shoved away in the corner of the closet and a penny replaced the missing playing piece. But the back up set was still his and it reminds us of him so we've been using it a lot lately.
We spent lots of time with Caelan's girlfriend. Isn't she adorable? I don't know if their feet smelled good, too, but I kind of doubt it.
And the best part of the whole weekend. Caelan has lived his life for Christ since he was very young but I've been patiently (and anxiously!) waiting for him to take this step. I've never pressured. It took me 6 years from the day I found myself on my knees after reading Matthew 7:13-14 until I took the plunge. Sorry. Bad pun!
I'd made my decision 6 years earlier but my baptism was still an incredibly special, emotional, meaningful event. I wanted his to be as well.
And it was.