i am a child of god...caroline's baptism

Monday, September 10, 2012

August 19th marked a special day in our world as we had Miss Caroline Cate baptized in front of our church congregation...Jeff and I knew from the minute we welcomed our daughter that this was something important for us as a family, to have our daughter baptized...not only for her, but as an outward sign to those around us to show that we are committed to raising her in a Christian home.
Mom and I planned a low key celebration and decided to keep it simple and invite our immediate family and close friends... We celebrated at church that morning and then made our way to Mimi and Pappy's house for a gorgeous brunch in our big girl's honor.
Here are a few (more like picture overload) pictures from her special day, perfect weather and all!
Our happy little family
Don't let these pictures fool you...Caroline was a major ham during the service, eating up all the attention and smiling throughout her big debut. It was wonderful to be supported by those we love the most as we all made a commitment to help her walk in the way that leads to everlasting life.
Her gorgeous gown was a gift from her Mimi and Pappy that we found from The Plaid Rabbit and is something she can pass down to her children someday...Thanks Mom and Dad-she looked absolutely beautiful!
The five best friends that anyone could have... our little inside joke ;)
 Us with Jeff's family
 Us with Gran and Papa (notice the matching attire, just like always?)
 Wonderful friends!
 Caroline with her godparents...they are just TOO good to our girl
 The Millers and CC...love this picture!
 Brian and Jennifer with their niece
 CC with Grandma Kaye...look at that sweet face
 Melt my heart...Caroline has these two wrapped around her finger ;)
She is so lucky to have such incredible great-grandparents
Aunt Meg reading to sweet CC
 Baby C and her Pappy
 Look at that sweet face ;)
 More family
 Kisses from Mama
 Outfit change time...her more "casual" baptism smocked bubble
 Aunt Shell and Aunt Pattie came over to celebrate, too!
 My gorgeous girl
 Four generations
Someday, I cannot wait to show Caroline these pictures so she can see firsthand how much she is loved by our family and friends...little bit is a lucky child and I am so thankful for their unconditional love and support and their desire to always be there to celebrate significant occasions in her life. God is too good to us and we are forever thankful. 


  1. Welcome to the Kingdom of God Caroline. We are so happy you are with us now!

    Congrats Mama and Daddy!

    Love the pink bow, so precious!


  2. Terrific post!!! She is so pretty!!! :)

  3. What a special day! I love looking back at the pictures my parents took of my own Baptism so I'm sure Miss CC will do that same!

    You and your mom are such twins!

  4. What a sweet celebration and commitment to Caroline. She is such a lucky girl. Oh, and that bow and dress - wow, adorable.

  5. Adorable photos!! What a lovely gathering for a beautiful girl! I'm sure it was such a special day!

  6. She is precious, what a special day! I'm looking forward to my baby girls baptism in a few weeks! Love Caroline's grown, pretty dang cute:)

  7. What a special day...she looked so precious!

  8. Oh how precious! Congratulations, Caroline. And I love your dress!

  9. how precious, love both of her dresses and yours too.

  10. Congratulations! She is so beautiful! I can't believe how big she's getting!

  11. Looks like a perfect day! Congrats!

  12. Congrats and how wonderful that you could spend such a special day with so many close friends and family. All our our family is far away and it's always hard when special occasions like this happen and you want to share them with the people that mean the most. I think it's especially hard when you have kiddos.

  13. Beautiful, Natasha! Congrats to you all!


  14. gorgeousness!!! you are rockin the chevron and I love it and that baby!! Just wanna put little cc in my purse, =) xoxo shel

  15. Hi,

    I was amazed to baby Caroline she is so cute and Welcome to the God Family.

    the family international (tfi)

  16. Gorgeous pics - congrats on her baptism!! She is such a beauty! :)