Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Maryn's baptism

Yeah, it was 2 weeks ago.  I know, 20 lashes. 

It was small and sweet.  Attended by us, my parents, my sisters, brother-in-law, and my niece.  I thought one of the Deacons was going to do the baptism, as I didn't care.  As long as it got done, I was happy.  As we walked in, I see Father Dan waiting for us.  That was a nice surprise.  We all stood around, instead of sitting, standing, rah-rah-rahing.  Again, nice.  Father Dan was very gentle with her.  And it was refreshing to see someone treat her like a person instead of just a cute little thing.  He talked to her through the entire ceremony, always warning her what was going to come next.  "Ok Maryn, I'm going to put this oil on your head now.  Nice and gentle." 

Afterwards, we posed for a few pictures.  Of course, all the good ones are on a few other cameras.  But M looked so cute in her dress (a cheap dress at that!  I found it for less than $10 at Old Navy!).

And for only the second time in her life, we were able to get a real FAMILY photo.  The beautiful church was in the background, and despite J sleeping through it all, I couldn't pass up the opportunity.  Sorry for the poor quality.  But this was so special for me.  A family.

We headed back home to eat yummies made by Nana.  I can't tell you how thankful I am for my mom, and for her loving to cook/bake!  Ignore the messy stove.  I'd rather spend time with my kids instead of cleaning!  Dreamscicle cupcakes.  Because she's a dream come true.


  1. when we've worked so hard to have the photos have such a special meaning.

    beautiful photos!
    congrats on the teeth! naomi only has 6!

  2. I love the pictures. Family photos are so important esp when becoming a family has been such a struggle. I love the blue colors and you look beautiful!

  3. holy... gorgeous family. those babies of yours take my breathe away.