I'm Lindsay Ferrier, a Nashville writer with a passion for family travel, exploring Tennessee, and raising kids without losing my mind in the process. This is where I share my discoveries, along with occasional deep thoughts, pop culture tangents and a sprinkling of snark. Want to get in touch? Use the CONTACT form at the top of the page.
January 23, 2012
Last week was a very busy week.
First, I headed to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to moderate a CafeMom Coffee Break with (now former!) presidential candidate Rick Perry.
He was, as you would expect looking at this photo, a very nice, affable guy. He also seemed tired. And down. And a little shaky. He alluded to dropping out of the race a few times during our interview, and I wasn’t at all surprised when he did just that a few days later.
After that, I moderated another forum with this guy…
You’d better believe I was getting a photo with the world’s most famous sweater vest! I’m not a style blogger for nothing!
I don’t think I’d surprise anyone when I say that Rick Santorum’s views are a little (okay, a LOT) extreme for me. But I will say this — I met his wife and four of his seven children, and as far as his family goes, the guy is doing something right. The kids were poised, well-spoken and clearly part of a tight-knit family. That is always a cool thing to see, no matter where the man stands politically.
Just because I could, I interviewed the two oldest Santorum daughters after the event…
See what I mean? So cute!
Both of our forums were broadcast live on C-Span and then rebroadcast several times after that. Since returning to Nashville, I’ve been shocked by how many people came up to me and said, “OMG, I totally watched you on C-Span!!”
Really? People ACTUALLY WATCH C-SPAN?!
Anyway, on Friday, this came out– the latest episode of I’ll Take That Dare! Check it out…
But while things were undeniably busy and exciting and all out fun (did I mention that I got to stay in a beach-front suite in Myrtle Beach? OFF SEASON, I LOVE YOU!), the most exciting and important part of my week was yet to come…
Look what happened on Sunday:
I don’t know if I’ll ever be prouder of this girl than I was at that moment.
Afterward, I dried her hair and helped her put on the outfit she had selected herself for the occasion.
The dress is a few sizes too big on her, but it’s one my grandmother made for me when I was a girl, and she clearly thought it was appropriate. Also, I’m pretty sure she was the only person wearing a crown after her baptism, but you know what? It worked! After all, it’s not every day that you get appetized, as 4-year-old Bruiser put it.
So that was my week…
How was yours?
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Re your daughter, “…of such is the kingdom of Heaven.” Congrats!
What a wonderful week you had! And I am so proud of Punky. What a sweet, sweet girl!
Oh, Lindsay! That is wonderful news! I’m sure you are so proud. Reading this brought tears to my eyes as I remembered the day my own daughter was baptized (or appetized! love it!), and it was the proudest day of my life. Truly awesome news.
Oh, how wonderful! And I think the crown is perfectly appropriate for a princess. That’s what you are when your Father is a King, you know! Congratulations!
I’ll never forget the day I was baptized. I wish I had thought to wear a crown. It makes total sense! Yay for Punky and your family. So exciting!
Also, I totally love MB in the off season too!
Congratulations on Punky’s baptism. What a moment! I still think about Jett’s baptism a couple of years back and get teary. So excited for you and Dennis (and her too, of course).
And that crown… how stinking cute. Maybe we should start giving those out at CP after baptism. 🙂
Beautiful baptism. What a blessing. And I love you taking the dares.
Congratulations, Punky!!! And the dress looks beautiful and goes perfectly with the crown.
I read you all the time but hardly ever comment. Just had to say how adorable Punky looks in that dress and crown!
You have been very busy lately. By the way I always enjoy watching your episode of “I’ll Take That Dare”. Also congratulations on Punky’s baptism.
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