Grapevine and Olive Shoots

growing in grace and knowledge.

Dedicating our “olive shoots.”

on July 20, 2014

This morning was our girls’ dedication at our church, and it was so special.  Peanut wasn’t shy/silly and actually wore a dress I picked out instead of her Elsa costume, and Ladybug stole the show: when Pastor held and blessed her, she smiled HUGE when he said “May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He make His face to shine upon you” and then looked up at the sky when he said, “May he look down from heaven and smile upon you.”  I cried.  All in all, a beautiful, meaningful ceremony, surrounded by our church family and family of origin.

Here’s the video of the dedication (skip to the 3:00 mark to see the girls’ blessings).

And here are some shots from the service:

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Afterwards we went out to brunch with the grandparents (I’d been bribing Peanut all week with promises of the chocolate fountain) and stuffed ourselves to the gills.  Outside the restaurant, we finally got a few good semi-decent photos of all 4 of us!  [N.B. I give professional photographers a LOT of credit, especially when taking pics of families and young children.  It is nearly impossible to get all parties facing the camera and smiling simultaneously.]

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The girls with Yammie and PaPa:

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The girls with Nanna:

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