30 April 2013

WW: Reid's Baptism

As stressful as it was leading up to the big day, it turned out beautiful.  The weather was perfect, the food was delicious and the kids didn't destroy the church.  What more could we ask for, really?

But can I be honest with you for a second?  I had such a hard time in the few days leading up to Reid's Baptism and party.  The entire time I was trying to clean, make lists, shop and get things ready, all I could think about was my dad.

This has, by far, been the hardest time for me to date.  Harder than Christmas.  Harder than New Year's.  Harder than anything leading up to this point. There was just a huge, gaping hole in my heart all week and boy, was it hard to handle. I miss my dad every second of every day, but it really hits home when you hold family events like this.

So yeah, there's that.

But the event itself went really well and the food was amazing.  We had some of it catered, but the yummy main dishes were made by my mom, mother in law and a good friend of the family and I am just the luckiest person in the world to have so many wonderful people in my life {that are also good cooks... BONUS!}

I don't have any pictures of the party {way too busy running around} but here are a few pics from the ceremony and just after.  The weather was a perfect 72 degrees =)

 

I love this sequence of Reid with his Godparents, Chris and Reenie! He's a lucky guy =)
I still want to get a few pictures of just Reid in his gorgeous outfit, but I had no time on the day of.  Hopefully this weekend so that I can order Thank You cards with his sweet little picture on it =)

Happy Baptism Reid Joseph! You are so very loved.
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13 comments:

Fresh Mommy said...

Aww what a sweet time :)

~Tabitha

Erica Alferez said...

So adorable. Loved seeing all the pics!
:)

Erica Dee
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Hatton said...

Love the photos - and you look so pretty :)

Lish @ Imprintalish said...

What a fabulous day! And I'm sure that your Dad was there...he'll always be watching over you all :)

OrangeHeroMama said...

Looks like a beautiful day!!

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Heather O said...

What a beautiful day with family and a beautiful baby! :)

Sommerfugl Design said...

What a cutie! That reminds me.. I should probably send out some invitations for ours soon!

Gina said...

Great pictures! I'm sure your dad was there and so very proud!

alicia said...

Looks like a beautiful day in spite of the sadness. And what a beautiful backdrop right outside for taking photos! Lovely!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

What a beautiful day- brings back so many memories of so long ago when we did this with our son.

Poekitten said...

Looks like it was a good day! I lost my dad before my munchkin was born and I agree, family events are hard. I wish he could have met and held his granddaughter!

jenn said...

Gorgeous! My girls baptism is coming up in June and I'm excited to celebrate with family. Reid looks so much like your hubby! You have a beautiful family.

Marjorie said...

Oh my gosh! That's our local church too! We live in Mullica Hill are you located there as well? :)

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