Monday, November 3, 2008

Londyn's Blessing..."Oh Sh**"

Well due to the fact that this was a personal experience I, Tagg, have decided to do this post - but don't get used to it. On Sunday we had the opportunity to bless Londyn. We were both very excited for this, but I was probably more nervous than anything. As the night approached I called my dad to double check how I was suppose to do everything and he was able to calm my nerves a little bit. Well Sunday rolled around and we went to church. I was very nervous because Londyn had fallen asleep a little earlier and I was worried she wouldn't sleep during the blessing. Just as the song ended and ward business began Londyn, like I thought, woke up and was wide eyed. I was sure that she was going to start crying right when we were getting ready to bless her. Well Londyn and I and a few gentleman walked to the front and she was still wide awake. We gathered around the circle and I started the blessing. Don't forget that I was as nervous as a little kid going to the dentist for the first time. Well as I was trying to rememeber the words I felt Londyn kind of sliding in my hands, I opened my eyes and looked at everyone in the circle to see if they looked paranoid at all, and everyone seemed cool so I just thought it was me and my nerves again. Just after I named her there she went.... I opened my eyes, I saw her sliding very quickly down our arms like a ride at raging waters and just as Bishop and my dad almost hit their knees to catch her I non-chalauntly said "oh sh**". I looked around even more nervous now hoping that no one heard it through the microphone.... Fortunatley no one did but I was nervous before and now I was just completly rattled. I made it through the blessing and so did Londyn, although when I raised her up so that the congregation could see her, her dress was up by her neck and her bow had all but fallen off. Needless to say Londyn barely made it through the blessing, and can't wait to see what happens when we baptize her...Anyone sense a drowning???
DARCI'S STORY: I just thought I should include my experience of this crazy story. So, I knew Tagg was pretty nervous for Londyn's blessing. All week he kept asking me if I could please make sure she was fed so that she wouldn't scream through the whole thing. Well, Sunday came and as I tried to get her nursing scheduled around Sacrament I decided to pump enough to hold her over just in case. I was glad I did because she was ready to eat by the time church started. Anyway, so Tagg went up to bless her and just as he named her, he went silent. I didn't open my eyes (unlike several friends and family members) instead, I just thought "Okay honey, find the words..." and still silence. So I thought, "just say something, anything" (which apparently was when he said oh shiz and about dropped our precious baby!!!) And then, finally, he kept going with the blessing. I really didn't think anything of it, just that I felt bad that he either couldn't find the words, or that he got pretty choked up. When he went to hold up Londyn for everyone to see her, I noticed that the Bishop was still holding on to Londyn. I then noticed Tagg mouth to the bishop "I got her". I thought that was a little weird but then thought that Bishop was just giving him a hard time cuz he was a new dad. And then I quickly noticed that Londyn's beautiful dress was up to her neck and that her bow was all cricked and about falling off. I thought, "what the heck did they do to her?" Little did I know that they nearly dropped her! I also noticed that Chad, Tagg's brother was holding back his famous laugh as he was saying something to Tagg. But, I just thought it was Chad just giving Tagg a hard time for not being able to find the words. Once Tagg and Londyn made it to me, Jerry (Tagg's dad) and Tagg were laughing and asking me if I saw what happened. Uh...NO!! I didn't see, but it all made sense that Londyn looked like she had been tossed around the circle afterwards! :o) Tagg also was wanting to make sure that we didn't hear him swear. Uh...nope... just those who were in the circle, including the bishop! So just for the record, I didn't see her nearly hit the floor and I will be sure to have lifeguards at her baptism!

8 comments:

David, Katie and Jett said...

Holy heck - That is one blessing you will NEVER forget! Ha ha! Tagg is such a crack up!

lrix said...

Tagg that is so hilarious! I can totally picture this and laughed out loud. I am glad Londyn made it out unscathed. I suggest you have a lifeguard on duty for baptism though.

Cecily & Dallin said...

Tagg did a great job on the blessing! I was there, and none of us noticed (or heard) anything. You both kept very calm with the chaos. She looked darling when you held her up. Everyone was oooh-ing and ahh-ing over her. That is a good story though!

Eric & Penny Kunz Family said...

Oh I am laughing and laughing, so glad I will be at the baptism, I'll jump in cause a huge wave and she will be saved and hopefully the cuss words are kept to a minimum. She is too cute!

sharpfamiy said...

That is so dang funny, Tagg! I promise we didn't hear the naughty language through the microphone. And I don't think anyone even noticed that you almost dropped her. I least we didn't. Anyway, you did a great job and Londyn looked adorable.

The Schooley's said...

Tag that is a great story. We all slip up now and then. Congrats on the new baby. I hope you guys are doing well. We miss you.
Chad

David, Katie and Jett said...

PS Darci, I found this site for nursing covers: http://www.tendercargo.com/catalog/Bebe-Au-Lait-Nursing-Cover.html

you could also search craigslist for a local vendor that would be cheaper if you wanted. Either way they are totally worth it!

Matt and Andrea Bahr said...

Hi, I know you don't know me. My name is Andrea and I'm Katie Bahr's Sis in Law :) That story is hilarious! I think my husband can relate since we are going to be blessing our baby girl in the next month or so and I think he's really nervous! Thanks for the laugh!!