Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Anna and Brynn's Baptism

Anna and Brynn were baptized on Saturday, October 18th! 

I was so happy that we were able to baptize them when they were just shy of 6 weeks old. I knew long before they were here that I wanted to do it as soon as possible! It was a funny phone call that I made to the church secretary when I said I wanted to schedule a baptism for my twins but no, they weren't here yet and no, we didn't know their names or birthdate! Luckily, it all worked out well and were able to have them baptized at the very casual, Saturday night service at our church's "hub" (business office). I wasn't sure what to expect but it was about as perfect as it could get. 

I wanted to have the girls baptized as soon as possible because we never had Trace baptized in a church before he died. He was baptized in the emergency room, with the pastor who came, and a tiny dixie cup full of water. I hated that I couldn't have a beautiful ceremony for him and it just seemed so unfair. For these reason,  I wanted to be sure and do it right away with the girls. 

My mom had her wedding dress made into two very special christening gowns made just for Anna and Brynn! We have a family dress that my sister and I wore but obviously couldn't be used this time since there is just one. My aunt Linda did the dresses and I think they turned out perfectly! I am so happy that these dresses can do be an heirloom in my family and hopefully I can tell my girls how special they are when they get their babies baptized. 

My aunt also made special bonnets that I only have a few photos of! It was very hard to take photos of girls looking nice, making sure my family was ready, and getting out the door! 

The service was very nice and I like how the baptism was included during the regular service (sometimes they are done afterwards in a separate ceremony for everyone who wants to be baptized that day). It was following the (jazzed up) hymn "It is well with my soul" and I had to try very hard to keep it together during the singing! I couldn't imagine a more fitting song for the day, getting our precious little blessings baptized. 

Afterwards, we had a little party at our house with my family, Scott's parents and my mom's side of the family. My mom said it was the first time everyone on her side had been together since my aunt Karen's funeral. I was surprised to hear that and glad that they could all come together to celebrate the girls! 

It was a low key party with cold appetizers ready to be set out right after church, take and bake pizza from Papa Murphy's and cupcakes from Scratch. I would say the cupcakes were the biggest and they were delicious!! I thought maybe I had overestimated my need when ordering but they were all gone the next day! 

We are so proud of our little girls and are happy they could have their special baptism day! 


  1. I am so glad that their baptism was everything you hoped and prayed for. It looks like a very special day surrounded by people who love them very much. :) It is wonderful when families can be together for a joyous occasion. I'm sure these precious girlies bring so much renewed happiness to your entire family, and I am sure they were thrilled to be able to celebrate such a special day with you. -LH

  2. These are fabulous photos of the girls, your family and the gorgeous dresses! I love the idea of how they are made, and the bonnets are extra cute. It sounds like a beautiful weekend of coming together and celebrating faith.

  3. What a special day and I love that the girls' dresses were made from your mom's wedding gown!! Looks like a perfect day :)


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