The baptism


This weekend was all about #2…well, and of course, it was Memorial day, so it was also about all of our loved ones who have lost their lives serving our great nation.

#2 was baptized this Sunday at our church. The same church where Mr. Serious was baptized as well as #1. It holds a special place in our heart.

Here’s the special girl. She’s such a rolly-polly. She rolls everywhere. She managed to roll herself up and under this playmat.

We had so many family members in town. And, it seems they all get together when we have kids and they get baptized. We had my mom, step-dad, dad, grandma, and grandpa; we had Mr. Serious’ mom, dad, sister, brother-in-law, nephew and uncle. It was a full house. And, man did #1 get confused with all of the relationships. My grandma (her great-grandma) was “Grandma’s mommy” for a while. It was really precious.

Anyhow, back to #2.

She did so good. She was tired and hungry, but she was a champ. She wore the same gown that #1 wore; the gown that my cousin Taylor wore for her baptism. (If you aren’t familiar with my cousin Taylor, take a minute to read up on her). Needless to say, it holds a special place in my heart.

So, #2 was such a cutie. She made the church congregation laugh, she was all smiles, and she even ate her dress. Not that there was any worry, but everybody loved her.

And, more importantly, she was baptized. And, we promised to raise her to know God! How awesome of an opportunity. And, that we live in a country where we are able to do that!

Here we are after the ceremony!

After, we all headed back to our house where we dined on some delicious smoked brisket! It was nice to have a taste of Texas here in our house.

And, of course there was cake.

And, #2 might have got to eat some icing.
It really was a great weekend and a special time! We are so thankful to have had such a great weekend (even though it rained).

The only disappointing thing; a lady at our church used to make these beautiful baptism banners (which #1 has) and unfortunately, nobody was able to start making them in her place. So, #2 doesn’t have one. And, I can’t sew and don’t have an embroidery machine, so that’s out of the question. I realize this is just a material thing, but I wish she would have been able to have one, too.

And, don’t worry, #1 was not left out. Grandma and Grandpa brought her a gift…I doubt you will ever guess what it is.


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  1. great pictures and sounds like it was a great baptism ceremony too!!

  2. Congratulations on her baptism! What a special weekend you guys had 🙂

  3. That’s so exciting! What a special time and a beautiful family picture!

  4. Sounds like a beautiful weekend. So glad that so many family members were able to attend such a special day for N.

  5. Great pictures. I’m so glad it went well! I wish we could have been there. N looked so precious! I’m guessing the gift for Izzy was a hippo?

  6. Sounds like a great weekend. I love the family photo! So pretty!

  7. What a wonderful weekend!!!
    Sounds like you all had a great time! I’m glad you got a little piece of Texas to 😉
    How special that they all got to wear the same dress!!

  8. Yay for Nat!! I’m sure those banners were pretty. What a bummer!! 🙁 Taylor and Izzy’s gown (and now Nat’s) is so precious.

    Love, Mere

  9. Congratulations on N’s baptism.
    And hosting such a huge family event.
    I can’t believe how big the girls are getting.
    They are so adorable!

  10. Congratulations to N! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time with family and she is such a cutie!!

  11. Cute pictures!!! What an adorable, good looking family! Glad you had a great weekend & Congratulations to N for being baptized! 🙂

  12. congrats… and love the icing photo… ps, not sure why you can’t find some spare time to learn how to sew 😉

  13. That is awesome! So glad that you had such a wonderful weekend together and that you were able to spend it surrounded by family!

    And you are right, what a wonderful priveledge we have to be our kids parents and raise them to know and love God.


  14. What an awesome time! N looks so precious! Sweet family photo too. How great so much family was able to be there!

  15. She looks so happy! And that’s a great family picture. Glad you had such a nice weekend.

  16. love the family pic friend! and of course she had icing..yum!!

  17. I am curious…did you know Joe was giving her icing? Or did someone else take the pic?
    Can I guess what Izzy’s gift was…can I? Huh? I bet I know!
    I wish I could have been there. Hopefully I will be soon.

  18. What a cute family picture! Also, I can’t beleive they don’t make those banners anymore, how disappointing! I’m glad the baptism went well.

  19. Congrats on such a beautiful weekend and family!

    I also passed on a One Lovely Blog award to you, as yours is one of my favs. Please feel free to check it out!

  20. Congrats! You all looked wonderful and what a little cutie you have.

  21. Great pictures! Libby and Emma Jane both wore my baptism dress for their dedications. So special! That’s a bummer that you don’t have one of those cute banners!

  22. Love the pics…you all look so happy. Congrats to N!

  23. Anonymous says:

    ehh. luv this post :))

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