Fall 2014

Fall 2014

Monday, January 11, 2010

Holy Baptism

On Sunday, January 10 Catherine Ellis was baptised into the Christian community! What a wonderful day for our family and friends - Catherine Ellis is one loved child. This weekend might be the coldest on record in decades, but it was certainly a warm and bright one for us. We had friends drive in from all over the Southeast and join us at Camp McDowell for the Holy Baptism.

Most of you reading this blog (if not all) know that David and I met at Camp McDowell and were married at Camp McDowell - so it was the perfect place to baptize our first-born child. The new chapel is gorgeous and provided a beautiful setting for the ceremony. We are so incredibly blessed to have so many supportive and involved friends and family - it was a full house along with many from our church parish who were attending the parish retreat for the weekend.

Thank you to all of those that traveled far and near to be with us and share this special day with Catherine Ellis as she was welcomed to the Body of Christ and a community that will support her in her Christian journey all the days of her life. We love you all!

There are tons of great pictures, but again, we'll hit the highlights. A good friend of mine custom made Catherine Ellis's gown- we've not had portraits done yet, but plan to - it's a gorgeous heirloom gown that David and I can't wait to pass down to our children, their children, etc. The pictures don't do it justice - it's truly a beauty!

Getting ready

Ready for the big day

The ceremony in the new St. Francis Chapel at Camp McDowell:

Headed to the Chapel

The baptismal font

Pledging our support and guidance

The Baptism

Meeting all my little friends

The Blessing

Baptismal candle (to be lit on the anniversary of baptism each year)

End of ceremony (it was COLD in the chapel, 51 degrees!)

The Godparents

My family (L to R: Mom, Andrew, Kim, and Dad)

CE with her Greats (my Aunt and Uncle)

CE and Granddaddy (my father)

Meme & CE (my mother)

David's family (L to R: Stacey, Sam & Shelia)

Proud Mama & Papa

Fabulous friends (that braved the cold and long trip)!

David, CE & Godpapa Adam

CE & Godmother Coco

CE & Godmother Holly

The family with Rev. Huey

Corrie & Susan with the infamous Slick Lizard corn nugget

Good friends and good times!

So as you can see, we had a fabulous day - we couldn't have asked for a more perfect end to a great weekend. Catherine Ellis has a grand life ahead of her filled with people who love her and will support and guide her on her Christian journey of fulfilling God's will for her life!

Thank you for loving and supporting our child!

1 comment:

  1. Such a special day... love all the pictures and the gown is beautiful!! Such a happy girl and so beautiful!