We baptized our baby girl last Saturday. Thank you so much to our friends and family who came out to celebrate with us. We had such a great time! The whole process got off to a rocky start, the day before when they called to remind us about the pre-baptism class and I got into a tussle with both the office assistant and subsequently the pastor (over different and unimportant issues), and then the pastor made the class rather unpleasant (for different reasons again, having nothing to do with the phone call). However, we had a new parish priest for the baptism who was so warm welcoming and wonderful he just made the baptism a great experience for everyone. Add in sangria from Pio Pio and all is right in the world.
A great big thanks to my mom for taking all the great pictures!! During the rehearsal we were told that family had to remain in the pews at all times and could not move around to get pictures. Only the church hired photographer was allowed to walk around (from whom we could purchase a $100 photo book but would have no other access to the photos, um no thanks!) However, during the ceremony, friends and family with cameras were welcomed to come forward and move around freely during the ceremony. So thanks Mom!! Great job.