Monday, September 26, 2011

Felicity's Baptism

We were so blessed to have the priest that married us, drive in to baptize Felicity. He is such an amazing example of Christ's love. During the ceremony, he had everyone in attendance say how they were going to support Felicity's faith life. Our friends and family said the most beautiful and inspirational things, bringing Kenneth and I to tears. What an amazing day! 

And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it." Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them.          Mark 10:13-16
 The bonnet she wore was the same one I wore when I was baptized.
Felicity loves her cousins.
 The two different oils used were the oil of catechumens (representing protection and healing from sin) and the oil of chrism (representing the presence of the Holy Spirit)
 Father Steven asked for 4 volunteers to read Scripture. My mom, Kenneth's mom, Jessica, and Gina all did a wonderful job!



 Nathan and Sarah Beth are going to be amazing Godparents :)

 We had everyone over at our house afterward for brunch.

She was exhausted after a long blessed day!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Felicity is 3 weeks old!

I can't believe it has been three whole weeks since the Lord blessed us with our beautiful baby daughter. She has already grown and changed so much! Kenneth and I feel so lucky to have a child of God with us everyday. We also realized how extremely blessed we are to have such amazing family and friends, who have supported our new family from day one. God is truly a faithful and loving Father. Here are some pictures from the first 3 weeks of her life!

 Right after birth!

 Proud daddy holding her for the first time.

 Day two, already a pro at poising for pictures. 

 Ready to go home!

 Coming home for the first time, Felicity even got a tour of the house.

 GiGi with Felicity for the first time.

 Felicity's first bath at home!

 First Sunday mass, Felicity was so good the whole time.

 Kenneth is a pro at being a Daddy!

 Meeting baby Jackson for the first time.

 Second Sunday mass, Felicity slept through the whole thing :) 

 Already putting her horns up, future longhorn!!

 First doctor's visit, Dr. Nguyen said she was perfect :)
 Mommy and Daddy taking Felicity out for a stroll around the neighborhood. 

 Her first UT game!!! We did not have tickets but still wanted to be on campus for the game, so we watched the game at the alumni center. It was so much fun :)

 Her first time at the family lakehouse in Lakeway! 

 Felicity with Great-grandpa Austin, she was so comfy that she fell asleep for an hour in his arms! 

Our family swinging away on the porch. We loved visiting the lakehouse!