Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Emma's Special Day

Emma was baptised this past Sunday along with her Aunt Brittany and we all joined First United Methodist Church. It was such a special day for Emma and I had to try really hard to keep from crying several times. Luckily our new preacher inadvertently provided some moments of levity that helped me out. He called us all down at the same time and was introducing us to the congregation but he kept getting our names confused, well, Jeremy and Justin to be exact. A lot of people seem to have trouble keeping Jeremy and Justin straight. Yes, they are brothers and do look alike, but it still surprises me. At any rate, he got it right the fourth time and we were ready to go. Aunt Brittany went first, but when it was Emma's turn she refused to let go of me. So, I got wet with her. Luckily we just sprinkle as opposed to a full on submersion. After the baptisms we all officially joined the church. I lost the battle and teared up when we were finished and the preacher had the congregation sing Emma a special lullaby. Next Sunday I'm going to look up the lullaby and make note of it to put in her baby book.

At any rate, pictures are below. We don't have any of the actual baptism-these are all after.
Ready to go to church . . .

Don't know if you can tell from this picture or not but both Jeremy and Justin have their eyes closed. Sigh. They always do that! And we took several of these. Eyes closed in all of them! Oh well, Brittany, Emma and I look good!

Justin loves to be called The Godfather. And of course has his eyes closed.

Jeremy has his eyes half closed . . . Next time I'm taping his eyelids open!


Dave and Jenn said...

Congrats to Miss Emma! I'm glad you guys have found a church that you love!

Seriously, what is with Jeremy and Justin and the closed eyes?

BMS said...

I love her little outfit!