Shabby Miss Jenn

Monday, May 11, 2009

Louisa's Big Day

Mother's Day was a big day for us.  Our little Louisa was baptized.  What a great Mother's Day it was.  It was amazing to stand up on the altar with my four little ( some not so little anymore) angels that God sent to us.  Even though I kept telling myself all morning that I needed to take it all in ( since this was our last little one to baptize) I think the morning just rushed right by.  I wanted to really listen to our ministers.  I wanted to really hear what they were saying.  Instead, what was this mommy doing??? While our family was up at the altar I was watching Benjamin mouth the words, "She is going to scream" repeatedly.  I took in my little Harrison's sweet face as he was just beaming as I handed his baby sister over to the minister.  As for Liza, all I could see was her back.  Seems she thought kind of hanging over the altar rail, looking out at the crowd, was cool.  And my little Louisa, was just a happy, smiling little baby, sitting in the minister's arms.  My little, sweet girl, is officially marked and sealed as one of God's own and now has an even bigger family than she did before.  Hello church family!

Now, you know me, I can't have an occasion such as this without pictures so here are a few from the day:

Here are three generations of women from my family.   I know my grandmas would be so proud.  I just know they were up in Heaven beaming with joy as we baptized their great granddaughter on a day to commemorate mothers.  I am so sad that my little ones won't ever know first hand what great women their great grandmothers were.  Lucky for me though, those great women taught me a thing or two.  Although my kids can't see my grandmothers they do know of them.  I speak their names and tell stories about them all the time.  My little Harrison will even ask to hear special stories again- "Hey Mom, remember that time your grandma..."  I think it is so cute that he wants to know if I remember a story that I told him!

A family picture!  These are kind of rare around here.  Usually, I am missing from the picture.  Can anyone guess why I am actually IN a picture??  Anyone???  My dad was here.  King of the "let me take a picture" crowd.  He is the one who taught me how to be a photo historian!  I see this picture and can't believe that that big family is mine :-)

And one of my favorite pictures from the day.  Look at Miss Louisa.  Isn't she the prettiest??  I just love this picture.  The light makes it look so dramatic.  

It was the perfect Mother's Day.  I had my mom here and all my babies.  Who could ask for more??


Lisa said...

That B&W picture of Louisa is SOOO gorgeous! Wow! What a great shot! Sounds like it was a wonderful Mother's Day.

A. Smith said...

Aww...that was great! Glad you had a nice mother's day. I can't believe how fast Louisa has grown, she is beautiful and so is the rest of your family. So much to be thankful for.

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Such a special day. Love the photos, and especially to see you in them!