Sunday, January 18, 2009

lyla's baptism

sunday, january the 18th at 12:45pm, sweet little lyla was baptized at our lady of sorrows catholic church. we only invited close family and a few good fellow catholic friends who understand just how important this is for us. if you're not catholic and you were there, well then, you're considered family. :) so father muller preformed the ceremony at the front of the church with lyla in the spotlight. no other babies were being baptized except for her that day so it was perfect.the ceremony started, and the godparents were named. karmie (my older sister) is lyla's godmother, and tre (karla's hubby) is lyla's godfather. they were honored to be her godparents, and we were so happy that they accepted the title and very important role in her life. here are some pictures of sweet grunt with her parents, godparents, and the priest.the baptism lasted a whole 20 minutes if that. the priest handed us our booklets in which we recited our "i do's" and "i will's" when the time called for them. i have to admit i was nervous. i hate being infront of crowds and when all eyes are on me. thankfully, karla maria helped relieve some of my anxiety by taking pictures of the ceremony while on the sideline. it was great. if ever my mood can be lightened tremendously, it's by the flash of the camera. not to mention that karmie was beside me so we were giggling and posing like first graders on stage. respectfully though. of course. :)oh, and one of the highlights was when i was holding the grunt over the holy water as father was pouring the water on her head when all of a sudden you hear a clashing noise fall into the blessed bowl. i thought to myself, "shit, there went her binkie." i was worried that it might have offended the priest by mixing a baby's slobber with god's holy water. but luckily, it landed on the side not directly in it, and then father handed it back to us. you never know nowadays how strict a catholic church is going to be, but here, it was super laid back. thank god. however, i do still consider the grunt's binkie, one blessed object.here's a family group picture, as well as an overall group picture. thank you to all who came to witness lyla joining God and walking in such a special faith. ya'lls support really means a lot.lastly, a reception followed at our house where we enjoyed a wide spread of different dishes and some yummy mimosas. i didn't get many pics here because obviously at this point, i was starving and wanted to feed my face. but here is a picture of the grunt's cake that was oh-so-scrumptious. also, thank you to our family that drove from atlanta just to be here with us on such a special day. this applies to the barrett family, as well as auntie jess and her boy toy, blake. we really do appreciate it. what a special day!

4 comments:

Katie & Frank said...

It was such a pleasure for us to be a part of this day with you guys. Thank you for having us!

Kim said...

thank you guys for coming!!

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