Saturday, May 26, 2012

Week Recap - Parties, Baptisms, & The End of Kindergarten

This past week was a week full of...well....LIFE! There were a lot of big events and memories were made.

Friday - We surprised our pastor and dear friend, Philip with a graduation party.  He graduated with his masters from Liberty University a few weeks ago, so we all went out to a friend of a friend's lake house and had a great time!

Saturday - My dear friend Karen turned 40! We celebrated with a ladies breakfast at Robin's house!

Later that afternoon I did a fun maternity photo session with Trista, Jeremy, Hayden, Layne, & of course Baby Gwynn who is on her way!

Sunday - Sunday was one of those days that we will remember for the rest of our lives.  On March 18th (Ella's 1st birthday), Ethan accepted Christ as his Savior!!! We believe that once you accept Christ, you then get baptized as an act of obedience and to make your decision to accept Christ public. Being baptized through full immersion is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Matthew 3:13-17, you can read about Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist as an example to us.

Before we went to the baptism, we took some new flowers to Noah's grave.  And Ethan wanted to tell his little brother that he was getting baptized! 

 So on Sunday, my sweet boy was baptized by his Daddy! 

And here is a great video of all the baptisms at our church on Sunday...

Monday - Ella sings her ABC's...sort of...

Tuesday - Ethan had his Kindergarten Awards Ceremony Tuesday morning.  So emotional for me...he is growing up so fast! 

Our little Math Whiz

Ethan and his buddies Josh, Adrian, and Zachary.  Ethan made it into the gifted program for next year and I am pretty sure Josh made it in too! So glad he will have his best bud with him!

Ethan & Mrs. Baker (so thankful for this AMAZING teacher!!!)

Wednesday - Ethan had "Beach Day" at school.  No pics though...I had to work. :o(

Thursday - Ethan's last day of Kindergarten...take a look at how much he has grown...

And Ethan and David left to go on their first Father/Son Camping trip with David's best friend Dewayne and his son Oliver...

It's so hard for me to not be able to talk to them for 4 whole days (they don't have a phone signal where they are), but I am so proud of the Daddy that David is and how he wants so badly to be a Godly example to Ethan.  He wants to really spend quality time investing into his son's life.  I love this photo because it really captures how much Ethan loves his Daddy.

Friday & Today - Friday was Ella's last day with Trista because baby Gwynn will be here soon.  Trista has watched her for 10 months now while I work.  I can't even express how grateful I am to have had someone watch her who truly loved Ella like her own.  Thank you, Trista!!! Ella and I are spending some good quality girl time together while the boys are camping.  And then we are packing our bags because on Monday we leave to go to Macon and then Tuesday we head to Orlando! We are too broke for Disney, but we are tagging along on David's business trip and we will get to go to Epcot while we are there.  I can't wait!!!

1 comment:

  1. Love all the wonderful pictures...and how awesome that Ethan accepted the Lord as his Savior and was baptized!! Welcome to the family, Ethan!

    Continued blessings...