E’s baptism had been planned and on the books for months. It’s so hard to pick a date, make sure it’s available and then make sure family is available to attend. But we found one and got July 8th down! Everybody made their flight, hotel and rental car reservations and we were all set.
Tuesday I emailed the pastor a quick question about her baptism. The response? “We’ll be happy to do it, but we didn’t know about it!”
What if I hadn’t sent that email? We would have all shown up (including the 4 family members that flew in) and they would have been starring at us like we are crazy.
Wednesday I went and ordered the cake from a local store. I’ve ordered from them before and the cakes are always good. For N’s baptism, I ordered this one three years ago (that’s cream cheese icing, by the way):
It was exactly what I ordered. It came straight from their little catalog, we just changed the wording on it. So, I liked it, it was simple and wanted the same one. They still had it in their book and wrote everything down.
So, when Mr. Serious went to get the cake and brought it home and it looked like this:
Um, yeah. I might have had a fit. We got the bad cake decorator? Those squiggles don’t look nearly the same. And, who uses buttercream icing (gross) on a cream cheese frosted cake? You can’t put white on that and it tastes terrible (I know, some people love buttercream, but gag for me!). And, the pink was like hot pink! I know this isn’t cake wreck worthy, but do those cakes look anything alike? Short of having the wording on there? Where are the dots? Where’s the frame around the words? Where are the little ribbons and bows?
Yeah, I emailed after the fact, and I am going to get our money back.
Now that we got all of that out of the way, we finally headed to church with our girl of the honor!
She did awesome. A friend wrote on my wall “She was perfect, as were your other girls! The preacher even did an extra plug for her at the end saying even HE learned something from her today (trusting and innocence). That was amazing!”
So, yeah, the preacher has us back in his good graces! (In his defense, he just got to our church less than a month ago…gotta love the Methodists, and I didn’t schedule the baptism with him, I did with the previous pastor!)
And, we tried for a family picture, but I guess everybody was done!
And, just one year ago (well, one week earlier)…we were standing on a church altar as a family (growing little E that very day)….if you look closely, you’ll see that #1 is wearing her same dress. And, #2, well, she’s three! (I think Mr. Serious is wearing the same suit and tie, too!)
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