Sunday, August 17, 2008

I am seriously old

Mila and Ben

On Saturday, August 2, I became officially old to myself. I remember my baptism. It was on June 2, my mother's birthday. My mother's 29th birthday. So, I am already older than my mom was at that same milestone in my life. Wow--my parents must have felt REALLY old this time around.

On her big day, Mila was nervous and excited and so sweet. She said the water felt warm and wonderful and, in her words, "I just can't really explain the feeling that I have inside, you know?" I could have cried all day (not because I felt old.) Baptisms are pretty awesome. My hair was pretty not awesome. And my grandpa said I looked tired and that I needed a vacation. Oh well. These are the prices you pay for being an old woman, I guess.

With Grandpa and Grandma Smith

The whole family

*Mom, if you want a picture of you guys on here, you will have to send it to me. I have two of the three of you. In one, your eyes are closed. In the other one, Mila's are. Dad, same thing. You look funny in the one of you guys. Just sayin'. In fact, if you have a better one of our family, send it to me also because dang!

15 comments:

Mandee said...

You are always a babe, but I love what your grandpa said. That's funny.

And I also love that you didn't dry Mila's hair afterwards... and I also love how cute your kids are. Let's visit again!

Oh, and do you like your casseroles? They've been a life saver at our house... when I remember to defrost!

Nice long, random comment. Sometimes I just have so much to say.

Hailey said...

Mandee--it didn't even OCCUR to me to dry her hair--I hate drying my own as it is!

I have really enjoyed the beauty of the casseroles! I am going to have my own party soon--want to come?

erin said...

That must be crazy to have an 8 year old! Congrats Mila! I wish we could have come!
Also... the twins look like they have grown up a lot in the last few months!

Kristen said...

I don't think your hair looks bad...and I have that white shirt in black, haha. And Mila's dress is so cute. Lucy and Lane's pigtails are adorable. Very cute family...you could be on the cover of Ensign you look so perfect!

Annette said...

Congratulations Mila! Wish we could have been there!

Beeswax said...

Ah! I became officially old to myself about 6 months ago. I got sort of depressed for like a week, when I realized I would soon be 35 and 35 was always my mental cut-off between the young ladies and the ladies who knit and wear sailor collar dresses. But then, I looked around and didn't see a single other 35-year-old in any offending collars, and moved up my cut-off age to 50, so now I'm good for 15 more years.

If those dresses ever come back into fashion, I'm screwed.

Mila is so cute. Wish you guys lived here so she could talk nerdy books with Ross, Jane, and Collin.

Shawn said...

Ok, so you have officially made me feel ancient! No, actually I still seriously feel 35, so you are just going to pass me by someday!

You are the cutest thing ever, and an amazing Mom---so much better than I EVER was!

***And yes, I do have a good pic of us---and Bret has some great ones! I will send them to you on my day off tomorrow----yay!!

Shawn said...

Also Mila is the so adorable! I love her tons and am so proud of her!

Betina said...

Hurray for Mila! What a cute little 8 year old.

Hey... Oprah says life doesn't even begin until you're 50, so you're still a baby!

Blake and Meg said...

Congrats Mila! What a special day. You guys truly have a beautiful family. I hardly remember my baptism day so make sure she writes down her experience in her journal! I wish I would have done that so I could read it now and remember those special feelings.

The Bakers said...

Congrats on your little one being not-so-little anymore. I'm pretty sure I will feel old next year when my little one gets baptized.
We just went to the baptism for my nieces and after the first one went, she walked back up the stairs and stood giggling at the top and shouted, "I wanna do that AGAIN!" It made for an entertaining event...

Jenni said...

Congrats Mila!!! I can't believe you're old enough to be baptized!!! ANd don't worry Hailey--you don't lok a day over 25! =)

Matt said...

I think being old is cool. I can't wait until it happens to me.

King Family said...

oh hailey. i was just there a few months ago. it made me feel old and serious, but you my dear are none of those things. :)

The McKay's said...

I can't believe Mila's baptized! Crazy...and you are NOT an old woman. That pic of your family is adorable. And I think your hair looks great! :)