Sarah and her godparents!
Our Kids- thank you Jesus!
Mom and Dad with Sarah on her big day!
Sarah with her candle and sash!
The whole family... for now that is!
Fr. Tim and Sarah!
Sarah with her new cross from Katie and Devan. Devan got it for her from Italy!
Yesterday was a big day for Sarah, it was her baptismal day! We tried to explain it to her but we could see she was concerned so after church last week we walked through what was going to happen on her big day. She was much more at ease and counted down the days until the big event! In the morning she announced "Today is my special day!"
We really wanted all the kids there to support her so it took us awhile to find a weekend where everyone could attend her baptism. Her godparents are big brother Billy and big sis Katie. Matt and Mark are godparents to Anna.
It was a challenge coordinating everyone- my fear was that we would be late to church - and that just couldn't happen, NOT today! After we got everyone looking somewhat presentable we snapped a few pics and head over to church.
The service was so so nice! They did a few things differently to make it special for an older child baptism. They introduced Sarah, her parents (us) and the godparents at the beginning of the service. We walked down the center aisle at church and then were seated until the baptism began. Everything was so nice and went so well. It was so special for her! We are so thankful for this special day. God is so good!
Katie's pics are much better than mine but right now I do not have hers so I am just posting what I have. One of the family shots or pics of the kids will mostly be our Christmas pic. Hopefully God will bless us with our two new daughters and we can photoshop them in!
When it was time to bring up food donations the 2 girls brought up there soup and hurried back to us. Sarah started to vault right over the rows to us and Anna was going to crawl under the pews. I think the look on my face was one of shock- oops, no no girls come around. All eyes were on them and the parishioners loved it. Here they are in the pretty little dresses behaving so well and then surprise- let's take the shortcut!
During the service Anna had many helpers taking care of her! She managed to tight rope the top of the pew going from one set of helping hands to the next! Thank goodness for their help!
We snapped more pics after the service and then went out to eat. Sarah was thrilled with her special day!! She is such a blessing to us! Thank you Jesus!