Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bethany's Baptism and Party

Bethany's Baptism October 19th, 2008

Bethany wore the same dress that Naomi wore for her Baptism--it's made from my wedding veil. Joe spoke of Bethany's need for Someone greater than her daddy or momma to save her. As always, he walked down the center aisle while the church sang "Jesus Loves Me." She was a little doll for the whole thing.

When we got home, Jacob picked up these flowers and said, "Mom, where do you want these?" He knew we were all getting ready for the party and wanted to help. He looked so grown up and just like a delivery man, I had to take his picture!

My parents with Bethany.

Bethany's friend Titus was baptized during the 11 o'clock service today. He (and his family) joined us for Bethany's party.

Joy and Bethany

The fam

Bethany and another Joy

Cousin Maddy (Abby's daughter) and Cousin Jorja (Aaron's daughter)

Maddy and Bethany

Grandmomma and Bethany

Bethany and Papa

Bethany and Grandpa

Grandad and Jorja

What a spread! We had a TON of food! Thanks to all those who helped with everything.

Our neighbor Liza

Ari and Bethany--Look at Bethany choosing the same two fingers as Ari!

Roman, Ellie, Audra, and Ari

Tim, Aaron, Joy, and Laurie

Thanks to all those who came to celebrate God's goodness with us. We are blessed with a Mighty Savior, a wonderful (growing) family, and great friends!
"Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments" Deut. 7: 9


Jonathan and Audra Payne said...

It was a beautiful day! Great job with everything, Olivia! The party was fabulous!

T and B Rowe said...

we went to the 11 o'clock service and saw the other baptism. looks like a great party. btw, i love the fall colors on your blog. :)

Lisa said...

A beautiful growing covenant family.
PS I am so jealous you get your pictures up so fast.

The Oster Five said...

Audra, Thanks for the muffins and tea!
Lisa, I just get my pics up so fast b/c I'm addicted to this Mac. : )