Sunday, January 25, 2015

Caroline's Baptism Weekend

Caroline was baptized today!  

It makes my heart happy that our little baby was baptized today and that a lot of our family and friends were here to witness it and enjoy lunch with us afterwards.

Our baptism weekend of activities started off on Friday with the arrival of Caroline's Godmother (and my best friend, Stacy)!  We enjoyed dinner and drinks at our house and stayed up way too late catching up and having a blast.

On Saturday morning, my Mom and Grandmother flew in from Texas.  They got here in time for lunch and enjoyed playing with Elizabeth and Caroline all afternoon.

 Stacy, Caroline, Elizabeth, my Mom, and Grandmother

 Caroline would take a bottle from Stacy, but no one else.

 Ga-Ga and Caroline

 I love this girl!

In the middle of the afternoon, we were joined by Ben's parents, Sally Anne and Al, and my brother and sister-in-law, Andy and Lolly.  Ben's brother, Adam, also came over for a bit before dinner time. The girls just played and played and loved getting a ton of attention from all their family (especially both of their uncles).

 Caroline LOVES her tummy time mat
(if she is on her back)

 Elizabeth and Gramps (her Great Grandmother)

Andy, Lolly, and Caroline
I am so happy Andy and Lolly finally got to meet Caroline.
She just loved her Aunt and Uncle!

 Caroline and her Dad

 Uncle Andy and Caroline

 Uncle Adam and Caroline

The girls and their uncles

Stacy agreed to take a picture of all our family that came over on Saturday

On Sunday, we got up and got ready for Church and for the lunch we were hosting after the baptism.  We headed to church around 10:15am for the 11am mass and met all of our friends and family before the service.  

 Ben was a lector during the mass

 Waiting for Caroline to get baptized

 Caroline getting baptized

 She was so good!
She never cried and even smiled a few times.

I wanted to get a picture of everyone that came to see Caroline get baptized.
We did get most everyone, in this picture we have: 
Adam, Shelley, Pap Pap, Nana, Stacy, Gramps, Elizabeth, Me, Uncle Andy, Aunt Lolly, Ben, Caroline, Ga-Ga,  Aunt Brigette, Uncle Adam, Matt, and Claire.
Not pictured: Scot (taking the photo), Laura, Alice, and Evie, Cathy and Darren, and Jessica and Noah (they came over for lunch)

 The Godparents and the Parents
Stacy, Me, Ben, Caroline, and Adam

 I love these two people!
They are both such great Christian examples and I am so happy 
they are Godparents to both of our daughters. 
Stacy, Caroline, and Adam

We are the proud parents!
Me, Caroline, and Ben

After Church, we hosted everyone at our house for a great lunch (Ben did an excellent job)!  We had pulled pork, honey glazed carrots, green bean casserole, zesty pasta salad, and melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies.  We also sent everyone home with a little treat of chocolate covered pretzels.

 all the food

 Pulled pork, coleslaw, pickles, and honey glazed carrots

 green bean casserole and zesty pasta salad

 melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies

Once everyone started eating, we completely forgot to take pictures of everyone that came over.  Lunch was really good and I enjoyed seeing everyone at church and at our house for lunch.  

I just want to say a quick thank you to everyone that came this weekend to celebrate.  We had family in from Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, and Pennsylvania.  It really means a lot to us that everyone came to celebrate with us.

We are truly humbled by all of the love everyone has for our girls and all of the great Christian examples they have in their lives.  I pray for both of my girls to grow up knowing Christ and to strive to be good Christian women. 

A very happy Sunday to you!

1 comment:

  1. You are such a beautiful family. Many blessings, Caroline!