Saturday, July 19, 2014

Baptism Weekend

Once discovering we were expecting last May, we decided to postpone Lottie's Baptism & celebrate both blessings together.  It was a combination of having way too much on our plate with Lottie's upcoming surgeries & a nauseated Mama chasing around a soon to be 2 year old who could barely plan dinner.  Looking back we thought the reason to postpone Lottie's baptism was decided by many factors, yet now I truly believe God has his hands in this decision. 

We planned for both babies to be baptized at our church St. John Vianney, in Round Rock, TX.  We thought it would be an intimate party but after invitations were sent out, we were so excited to hear how many family & friends would travel to Texas to help us welcome our daughters into God's church.  Six states were represented! (FL, MD, MO, PA, NM, & TX).  By May, we were in full party planning mode- planning a fabulous TX BBQ menu with all the fixins, decorations & the girls many coordinating outfits.

Since flight schedules were tricky, we planned a big party on Saturday, July 19 & a smaller party Sunday after the Baptism. It was such a special weekend, and I will forever remember all the love we felt throughout the entire weekend.  Lottie & Bethany were loving all the attention, and spending time with their loved ones.  Lottie especially enjoyed sitting with her Great-Grandmother JJ, who she was named after, and whom decided on her nickname "Lottie".  Lots of great food, laughter and stories were shared, as I looked around throughout the weekend I was in awe of what God has provided for my family & what he continues to provide for us every single day.  We are so blessed & so grateful for HIS love.