Monday, January 28, 2013

The 2nd best gift from Jake

Sunday morning, I got the 2nd best gift Jake could get me for my birthday - he received the Melchezidek Priesthood!!! I made us breakfast and got out our red plate that we got for Christmas for him to use, since it's a special day for him! He didn't end up eating off of it though - he kept saying over and over that it was just a normal day.

Love the red plate tradition!
We finished breakfast and got ready for church and at 11:40 mom & dad McClellan came over. They followed us over to the church, and we waited outside the Bishop's office for a few minutes while we waited for him to come out. Our appointment was at 12, an hour before church :)

Then Bishop came and got us and we went in and Jake's dad ordained Jake. I took notes - thanks to Brynne for constantly setting the example to take notes during blessings! I didn't cry - I was pretty surprised actually haha. Afterwards, Jake hugged everyone {except Bishop - he just got a hand shake haha} and then we took some pictures.

Bishop James & Jake
Bishop, Jake & Dad
Mom, Jake & Dad
The 4 of us :)
Me & Jake
Afterwards, we went back home and ate lunch and then headed back to church for our meetings. It was Ward Conference, so in 3rd hour all the Elders stood so that they could sustain the Elders Quorum & Jake got to stand. My hubby is an Elder. I called him Elder McClellan a few times throughout the rest of the day - he didn't think it was all that funny haha. I am SOO proud of him!!! Few months from now, he'll be able to go receive his endowment! But one thing at a time - right now, I am super proud of him accomplishing this HUGE milestone!!

**Side note** Last Sunday, the day that Jake had his interview with the Stake President, I was getting ready for church and listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir channel on Pandora {awesome channel by the way - LOVE it!} and the VERY first song that came on was "Love at home". It's an awesome primary song, I have always liked it. No big deal though. Until they get to the 2nd verse. And the words to the start of the verse say "Mine is a home where every hour Is blessed by the strength of Priesthood power" and I just started bawling. Because that applies to my house now. Every hour is blessed by the strength of Priesthood power. Jake, it means the world to me. Thank you so much for making the sacrifices necessary to get the Priesthood. I appreciate it SO much and I love you SOOOO much.

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