The Friday before Missy, Amanda and Aaron came up to spend the weekend with us. Saturday afternoon we headed downtown and walked around to see some of the sights. We stopped at The Union Rooftop bar and had some delicious appetizers to tide us over to dinner.
The second service at church was the actual confirmation service. Maddie, Jake and I had to be there for the first service (we were all taking part in it) so Mike drove with everyone else later and was able to set up some things before leaving.
I liked this service because the kids also got to take part. The kids read some of the passages and during the "regular" part of the service. Then they were each asked to read their faith statement in place of the sermon. They did a great job.
Dan and Missy are Jake's godparents. It was nice that they could be here for this day as well. When it was each kid's turn to be confirmed, the family went up. Jake's godparents went up as well. Mike and I had written a blessing which we read after the pastor had given a blessing as well and Jake's chosen confirmation verse was read.
Afterward was the usual picture time. You can usually find these three sitting in the fireside room between services.
Jake gave a nice mention of Maddie during his faith statement. They really do get along and for that I'm super grateful!!
I think we all get along nicely, actually.
Then it was to our house for some soup and visiting.
Missy, Amanda and Aaron hung with us until Monday morning when it was back to reality for everyone. We really appreciated that so many people came out to celebrate with Jake and our family!