Monday, February 27, 2012

This and That

Well I haven't written for quite a while, having dealt with flu with many people and just being busy. Hopefully everyone is well for a while now. I have a lot of projects to get done now. Welding caps for Travis, 6 pairs of jeans to hem, Easter dress for Alair, Easter dress for Ellie Mumme and possibly skirts for her for their family trip to Germany in the spring. I also want to make Easter pins for Alair and the granddaughters.

I got a message from Cigdem over the weekend and she said she will finish her masters and is turning 30(she will always be 16 to me)and wants to treat herself by coming for a visit this summer! She can't come for Erik's wedding as she is still in school, but will come later in July. I can't wait. We haven't seen her for 11 years.

I guess winter decided to wait until the end of February to show up this year. We are supposed to get a messy storm tomorrow and nasty weather all week. Great! I'm thinking spring now, got Easter things out, winter decorations are put away. Weathermen could be wrong?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Mila"s Baptism

Our granddaughter, Mila, was baptized Sunday at St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Hibbing. The church is beautiful. Allison and Chris were also married in this church. The ceremony took about an hour and 10 minutes. The water started out warm and hopefully still was when after a half hour, Mila was finally immersed..three times. As you can see, she was naked when baptised and then a white garment put on. In the Orthodox church,the whole ceremony consists of The Churching, The Rite of Making a Catechumen,which includes The Exorcism Prayers, The Renunciation of Satan, The Acceptance of Christ, The Rites of Baptism and Chrismation, which includes The Baptismal candles, The Oil of Gladness, The Baptism, The Robe of Radiance, The Chrismation, The baptismal procession and Scripture readings. After the ceremony, the regular church service was held. It lasted another hour and half. Then everyone at church went to the church hall and enjoyed pulled pork sandwiches, cheery potatoes, calico beand, salad, and desserts. We all helped cook. It was very interesting and the most important thing is Mila is now a baptized child of God. Some of the pictures are blurry as everyone kept moving. Mila's sponsors are Chris's cousin, Kate and her husband, Brady.
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