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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Eli's Baptism and Celebration

Last Sunday, we celebrated one of the most special days in Eli's life, his baptism. 
Fred and I knew that we wanted Eli to be baptized from the moment we knew of his existence.  For us, this was a public announcement of us committing to raising him in a Christian home.  

Here are some pictures before and during Eli's baptism ceremony...

our family
with my grandfather, Pappy
Brownie, Pappy, Mommy, Daddy, and Blondie

with my family and Fred's family 
Nana and Granddaddy
Fred's family
Granddaddy, Nana, Daddy, Mommy, Blondie and Brownie
Brownie, Blondie, Great-great Aunt Jean, Mommy, Daddy and Great-great Uncle Harold
Uncle Sam and Aunt Leslie
Aunt Kendra
Uncle Mason
in front of the congregation
being baptized 
Eli with our preacher, Nathan
after the service
this little cutie is officially a child of God
After church, we headed back to our house where we had a lunch prepared for our guests.  We even had a special cake made and some cute little cookies for our guests to enjoy.    

We are so thankful for all of our family and friends who came out to celebrate this glorious day in Eli's life.  Our lives are truly blessed because of him.
Special thanks to our beloved photog, Melissa, for coming out to take these pictures to commemorate our special day.

26 comments:

Natasha said...

what a beautiful family, and a great day to celebrate such a special gift from God!! love this OXOX

Kelsey said...

What a wonderful celebration! I love the cake and cookies! Where did you have them made? Thanks!

Neely said...

Looks wonderful! You look exactly like your mom!

fancyfunction said...

So lovely! Lady M's baptism is Sunday and I'm really looking forward to it!

fancyfunction said...

So lovely! Lady M's baptism is Sunday and I'm really looking forward to it!

Jessica said...

Is Blondie your mom? Love love love her dress! Yours too!

Congratulation to little Eli, what a beautiful day :)

Kim Brown said...

Eli is such an adorable baby and what a great day! Is "Blondie" your all's version of "grandma" and who's "Brownie". Your fam has some cute names for each other :)

Misty said...

I met Mason once when he was working in ad sales for FM100. Or maybe he still does... Nice guy!

KRISTIN said...

Awwww congratulations Eli! What a special day for a beautiful family! Love the cookies! :)

Shari said...

Love all of the photos of Eli with your family. Such a special day!

Delta Daisies said...

SOOOO sweet!

P!nky said...

CONGRAT! Welcome to the family Eli!

he is beyond handsome!

J and A said...

Such a beautiful pictures. I love your parents names! Beautiful dress, one hot mama you are!

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said...

so beautiful! what a wonderful way to honor so many great things :) congratulations to your family!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Such a sweet family! God is good!

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

Great pictures! Congrats on this special day!

JessiRene said...

Congratulations! The cake and cookies are cute. What a special way to welcome little Eli into your family.

Lauren said...

Congrats! What a special day, wonderful photos :-)

Holly said...

Great pictures, Caroline! I love that dress!! It made all of the pictures pop with color. :)

Melissa said...

What a special moment in your and Eli's life! The pic of you, Fred, and Eli at the top is wonderful! That's frame worthy for sure!

Meagan said...

Love all the pictures!!! Do your parents go by brownie and blondie? Who thought if that?

Valerie Griffin said...

so sweet! what a lovely family!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Beautiful!

Carolyn said...

Such a special day!! :)

Anna & Kirby said...

Awww.... Great family pictures!! I've never heard of anyone but my father named, Brownie!! That's his middle name:)

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

What a beautiful day!