Lucy’s Dedication

Lucy’s dedication last weekend was absolutely perfect. Seriously, I couldn’t have asked for anything better, from the ceremony itself to the weather. It was a wonderful day.

We had about 25 family members and friends there. It was so obvious how loved Lucy is. Some of our good friends drove about 3 hours to get there, which really touched us and meant a lot.


The ceremony was held in my parents’ backyard overlooking their lake. Just about everyone was involved. My dad welcomed everyone; my brother, Ryan, read a Bible verse; my grandpa dedicated Lucy; Joe’s dad said a Hebrew blessing; my other brother, Randy, played a hymn; and the two moms invited everyone to lunch afterward. What made it extra special was that Lucy was the first great-grandchild my grandpa has dedicated. I know it meant a lot to him to be able to perform the ceremony.








We had a haystack lunch afterward — for those who don’t know, that’s Fritos topped with chili beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, olives or anything else you like — and one of my moms group friends made Lucy’s cake. It was seriously delicious. Everyone kept commenting about how good it was. It was so pretty that I didn’t want to cut it!



Lucy loved the cake, too!



And, Lucy was so beautiful in her white dress. I can’t believe she managed to keep it clean!





And, of course, she had a BLAST hanging out with all her cousins! She spent a lot of time playing with Rivka while Marshall napped.


It was such a nice day full of such great memories.

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Hi! Iā€™m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. Iā€™m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. That a special day for you and your family! I’m so glad I got to play a small role. šŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing all the pictures!

  2. Looks like a great weekend. šŸ™‚ She’s such a cute kid!

  3. heidikins says:

    What a lovely day! Goodness, you have such a happy family, and I think Lucy is absolutely adorable.


  4. Amber says:

    What a beautiful day! That cake looks delicious!!

  5. Lisanne says:

    How special that it was at your parents’ house (so beautiful!) and that family were involved. Lucy is beautiful, and congratulations to her!!!

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