a big day.

sunday was a 
big day for us. 

the children adorned fancy clothes,
(which as you can see, they were absolutely thrilled about.)

L wore his sweet little shoes,

we were surrounded by our family, 

we all sat in the pews at church,

and waited in great anticipation

for our sweet little L’s baptism. 

the same pastor who baptized both D and K was able to baptize L as well. 
and what’s even sweeter is that she visited him while he was in the NICU and has been faithfully praying for him since before he was born.
there was even some water from the river jordan in the baptismal waters 
(which D and K were able to have as well). 

the event caused Auntie B to cry
(a very rare occurrence),

and Uncle J even wore a tie
(an even rarer occurrence),

back at our house,
Auntie B (and of course Uncle J) 
helped with the food.
actually, that’s not true.
they completely handled every element of the food.

mid-way through the celebration, 
L decided he no longer needed to wear his tie. 
it was probably a good idea because he was enjoying chomping on it,
a little too much. 

our handsome posing with Grammy.

Aunt P (a.k.a. tickle bug)
got some good hands-on time with little L.

and Grammy’s sweet friend, DF joined the momentous day.

sunday was a day that we will hold close to our hearts forever. 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, 
plans to give you hope and a future. 
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me,
and I will listen to you.
You will seek me and find me 
when you seek me with all your heart.” 
Jeremiah 29:11-13

(the photos from church were all taken by my most talented brother.)

446. an unexpectedly warm morning
447. celebrations
448. cherry sauce on top of waffles
449. being able to watch the sun rise 
(i’m choosing to be grateful for this even though 
the children have been waking much, much too early)
450. having the family together

22 thoughts on “a big day.”

  1. Beautiful.. Beautiful… Beautiful… pictures, the day, but especially the beauty of the meaning of the day ~ what a blessing! And I have to say, I ♥ K's headband! So cute!

  2. Baptisms always make me tear up. Congratulations! What a glorious event to make precious L a part of the covenant family.

  3. Congrats on your big day….two of my favorites in the past few years were both of my son's baptisms as well. You have a lovely family.

  4. So special! What wonderful family photos, too.

    (I love that you are chronicling your "one thousand gifts", too. I was gonna. But, I ended up slacking. I should try it again!)

  5. So adorable! I love the pictures. They made me sentimental. I also love the headband. Did you make it? I feel like I remember a post about it? Take care.

  6. The WholeFamDamily

    what a sweet and special day to capture! you all looked beautiful and i LOVED his new shoes, so cute!

  7. ah, totally precious…what a great day!

    i have to say though, i'm lol'ing at that first picture of the littles!

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