Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Sunday, July 29, 2007

the baptism.

ellie was baptized this morning at my mom's church -- the church i grew up in. it was very special to have the ceremony done by don underwood -- the pastor who resides in my earliest memories of church. lots of people were there: mom, delana, scott, kelly, laura, taylor, kyla (taylor's daughter, not landon's sister), ellen, jim, dad, cherie, greg, becky...even landon got to come on a sunday. very cool. the pictures here are from after the ceremony. we all went up to lay hands on ellie while don baptized her so we don't have any from that actual moment. the later photos are from the after party (ha) where we had super great lunch at mom's house. kayci, jessie, matt, mandy, kelly, josh, caleb and maylea all came after services at grace for that. ellie also got some super great presents. a good time was had by all. thanks everyone for coming. especially to the moms -- mine for hosting the party and landon's for getting up at 3:30 a.m. (!!) to drive in for the service. ellie is now VERY dedicated to the Lord.

(getting diet root beer from grama...)

1 comment:

kj said...

a few things:

1) you are a super hot mama! you look totally happy and perfect and HOT in these pics!

2) your mom's hair is so great! i love it!

3) your daughter looks just like her father. it's unreal.

4) leave it to grama to give that child root beer. she just doesn't care! ;)

5) i am so happy the baptism and reception went well. wish i could have been there, i miss you greatly.