Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 66 - Hillary Ashton gets baptized!

What a wonderful, amazing day...my baby girl got baptized!!!

Anyone that knows Hillary Ashton in "real life" or has read this blog for any amount of time can probably guess how she was feeling this morning :o) EXCITED!!! Oh, and a little giggly about wearing her "kini" (some of you may also know it as a bikini) at church. Haha!

After Sunday School, I picked up Hillary Ashton and we headed to the "Women's robing" room. They had their smallest little robes hanging on Hillary Ashton's dressing room...so sweet! She couldn't wait to put it on AND check herself out in mirror :o)
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What a blessing!
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Daddy with his girl...
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Mommy's turn :o) Daddy & I both wore pink today in honor of our princess.
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Hill and Pastor Gary...
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Pastor Gary practiced with Hillary Ashton so she would know what to do once they got to the baptistry. He told her that he was going to lift her up and put her on a box since she is so little. She LOVED the demonstration :o) They both have "excitable" personalities :o)
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Back to business...
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Look at that face!!! Melts my heart!
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Most of the time when people in our church get baptized, they look straight ahead rather than out into the church...not MY girl :o)
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Buried with Christ in baptism...
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Raised to walk with Him in newness of life...
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Praise the Lord!!!

When we walked out, she said "Wow, I feel good!" That "goodness" quickly turned into freezing :o)
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After a quick dry, we headed back to "big church."
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After church, we went to eat with all of the grandparents at Larry's Pizza...we LOVE Larry's :o) Since the girls' grandparents live at different corners of our state, it is rare to have them together. The girls loved it!
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All of my girls wore cute, matching dresses to church today...you know there are pictures :o) I was soooooooo impressed that their white cardigans were still mostly white after lunch! Wow! A miracle indeed!
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The girls called this pose, "Small, medium and large"
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There is NOTHING better to this mama than these three smiles!
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There it is...that pointing pose...what's up with that? What are they always pointing at?
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Sweetness!
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My little doll...
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Also, I LOVE her flower headband :o) That is the headband she wore when we met her uncle in Ethiopia and the one she wore home on the plane :o) I love the special memories that simple flower spurs in my mind!
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GUESS WHAT...This picture was taken with my shorter lens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So excited it is working again! Sweet hubby fixed it this afternoon...he's so handy :o)

And if all wasn't enough...the weather was PERFECT again!!! Yea!!!! We LOVE spending time outside!!!

Sophie Le enjoying a yummy treat...
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Sophie Le talking to Meow under the car...haha!
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We were having too much fun and I didn't get her down for a nap again today...and then she had to go back to time-out. Maybe I should get a time-out for not putting her down for a nap. That actually sounds nice :o)
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We saw a commercial for 3-D sidewalk chalk the other day and we had to give it a try!
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Even papa tried it out...
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LOVE this shot...
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The new chalk is cool..not super cool...but pretty cool :o)

Hillary Ashton with her paternal grandparents. A lot (most?) people don't like taking pictures into the sun...I do :o) I think it looks cool :o)
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When it comes to leaves...our work is NEVER done! Luckily we have lots of little helpers :o)
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Maybe we will have them gone by next fall...haha!
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3 comments:

Nadra said...

What a glorious day! Blessing to Hillary Ashton on her special day. Loved the pictures of the entire day.

Jason and Erin said...

Loston often threatens me with a time-out. I'm always tempted to say, "PLEASE! I would LOVE a time-out!" Also, I don't think the girls are pointing. I think they're saying, "We're number 1!" :)

Renee Moak said...

Crying tears of joy over Hillary Ashton's baptism!!

Looooove the matching dresses!!!

Any chance Jonah will stay on permanently?