Monday, December 8, 2008

McKinley Ilene's Baptism



What a wonderful day! It far surpassed my expectations. We had so many loved ones and friends there. It meant alot to us that so many took time out of their Saturday to come celebrate with us. When I got home I realized I didn't have any pictures of me with MCkinley! :O( I am hoping my dad got one. I didn't get a pic of him with her either! He and I were taking all the pics. If any of you have pictures that you took, please email them to me!
Here are a few of the folks that showed up....

Lindsey and Kyle (my sister and her hubby).....


The Fredericksens (friends from C2) made it! We were so happy to see them!

Memomie (my Dad's mom) came from Saginaw for the big day!


That is my mom with my sister.
Papa Jack came and gave the closing prayer. We love him so much!

Grandaddy (my Mother's father) and Lila came.

McKinley's middle name is "Ilene". She is named after a very dear friend of mine that died about 14 years ago. Her oldest daughter, Lynsi, came. She totally suprised us - we weren't sure if she would be able to make it. I teared up when I saw her because it made it that much more meaningful for me to have her there. I was able to introduce McKinley to Lynsi and remind her about Ilene and why we named her after her.















9 "my two cents...":

Sarah said...

looks like it was a great day :D

Lisa said...

We ended up seeing it too because we were waiting for Nicholas to get baptized. It was wonderful! :) Congrats!

Amanda said...

Such a sweet girl:) I love her:) You got to have a room full of special ppl!

emblair said...

I love baptisms! And she looks precious!

Danielle said...

wish we could have gone!!!! we had tickets to see the magic lantern show, i totally forgot I had ordered them like 3 months ago. man! I am glad so many people came and she looks B-E-A-utiful!

Walter and Lynsi Hohmann said...

I'm so glad I was able to go to be a part of McKinley's special day. She is such a beautiful little girl. It was great to see you and the rest of your cute family.

Karen said...

Congratulations to McKinley! I so wish we could have been there to share her special day. She is just as cute as her sweet mom. We really need to get her together with Miss Molly.

shahna said...

Amanda: i forgot to take a picture of you with McKinley! You were so weet to come and those cookies were delicious. I was lucky enough to be one of the people that she shared them with.

Lauralee, Dean and Camden said...

That looks like it was a very special day! I didn't know Mckinley's middle name was after Ilene, that is really neat! "Papa Jack" is looking great! I haven't seen him in a long time!