Monday, July 18, 2011

Baptized. (Hold the Water.)

Technically, Ellie was baptized the day she was born.  The setting was the NICU, and I hardly remember the experience.  I was recovering from a long labor, emergency c-section, and on a lot of painkillers.

So this weekend, friends and family celebrated at church.  We started off with some family time.

(Terri and Matt.)

(Megan and Terri.)

(See those closed eyes?  She's fakin'.)

We went to P.F. Changs, we ate cupcakes, we introduced Ellie to Aunt Terri.

(Lettuce wraps.)

(Uncle Mark holding the munchkin.)

(On our walk.)

(Yum.  Yum.  Yum.)

(So you're the one who buys me the clothes?)

Ellie napped on our long walk, then stayed awake through dinner.  Until we left.  After ten.  At night.

She woke up at 5:15.

(Good morning!)

The photos below are not by me.  All the credit goes to our dear friends Robert, Christina, and Tim.

We were happy to have many of our friends attend church with us.  Ellie was a doll during the service, and finally fell asleep right as our pastor presented her to the congregation.  We didn't get to hear her scream when the water was sprinkled on her head, because she went through that at the hospital baptism.  This was an opportunity to involve the church, the godparents, and the friends who have supported us.  Ellie's godparents hosted a reception so we could take the time to chat with everyone.

Thank you.

OK, I can't help it.  One more picture that I took.

"Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven."

Paper Heart Camera

The Paper Mama

PS. Weren't {Giveaway} Mondays fun?  The winner of the most recent {Giveaway} is comment #4, Becca.
"So sad to hear about little Max.   I love Meriah's blog. :-)  And you don't live too far to hang out with other Ds mommies!! I was in your neck of the woods just yesterday!"

Becca, email me and we'll get you set up!
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  1. I really like that photo of you laughing, holding Ellie!
    And the bit about 'letting your light shine' - I love the name, Eleanor, 'shining light" - she does indeed shine, doesn't she? xoxo

  2. Great photos, Megan! Looks like a wonderful weekend with the family.
    Lots of love to you all.

  3. A wonderful weekend!! Love the pics (ooh, the lettuce wraps are making me hungry...). And love that I actually won something! Thank you! :-) :-)

  4. Hey there,
    I'm Kelly. I don't have a blog, but I follow Kelle Hampton's and notice that you do, too :). I've also noticed that you comment on my niece's blog: Jen Sebring's Photography Blog...isn't she amazing???

    Anyway, I have a sweet girl named Nora Evelyn, turning one next Monday. She and your Ellie have stuff in common ;) And can I say, your girl is oh so beautiful....goodness, she sweet!!!

    Just wanted to stop by and take a peek at your little beauty!

    And by the way, Nora means "light" and Evelyn means "life"...Ugh...gets me every time!

    Blessings to you and yours,


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