Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Happy Baptism Day, Harold!

Sweet little Harold was baptized on Sunday.  What a fun, special day!  Baptisms are just the best, aren't they?!  

Philip, me, Harold, and Harold's godparents--my brother, Andy, and my sister-in-law, Katie.  We are so blessed that Harold has such wonderful godparents to help him along his way.
So excited!
Quick pic with Harold before the baptism
Harold didn't mind the water at all.  In fact, he actually seemed to enjoy it!

We'll keep working on getting the kids to smile on command for the camera.  Post-baptism pic with our pastor, Fr. Dan Kampschneider.
A woman in the parish embroiders each of the babies being baptized a baptismal garment.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2013

Get a load of these cookies!  Aren't they adorable?!
My friend, Beth O'Brien, made the cookies for the luncheon reception.  She runs this fabulous operation out of her home.  She is so talented, and she seems to be able to make something equally adorable for just about any occasion!  If you're interested, you can e-mail Beth at naturalnotionsne@gmail.com.   She can make custom orders.  Please give her 5 days notice.  
The spread
Mmmmmm.  Sandwiches.  I just LOVE that picture of Harold that we took in the background.  We had a bunch of prints made for family to take home. 
Walt, totally dominating a "God Bless Harold" cookie
It's only right that a baby named Harold should have a blue plaid bow tie

Baptisms always make me cry.  Parenthood is such a gift anyway.  To know that God is entrusting an eternal soul to me and Philip is a HUGE deal!  The blessings at the end for the mother and father are always the clincher tearjerker moment for me.  

Celebrant: God the Father, through his Son, the Virgin Mary's child, has brought joy to all Christian mothers, as they see the hope of eternal life shine on their children. May he bless the mother of this child. She now thanks God for the gift of her child. May she be one with him in thanking him for ever in heaven, in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
All: Amen. 
Celebrant: God is the giver of all life, human and divine. May he bless the father of this child. He and his wife will be the first teachers of their child in the ways of faith. May they be also the best of teachers, bearing witness to the faith by what they say and do, in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
All: Amen.

Keep pouring out the graces, God!  Thank You for the gift of this precious baby boy.  

Welcome to God's family, Harold Fulton Boucher!  We love you!  

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