I Like to Look for Rainbows, Take Three

Sweet William was baptized today while we were in Utah visiting family. It was great to have aunts, uncles, and cousins there as well as grandparents.

I was so busy that I forgot to take any pictures myself (what is wrong with me?) but fortunately Aunt Deb came to the rescue.

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My mom printed a large-size version of this photo for the ceremony.

My mom gave a talk about the Holy Ghost, and Kathryn spoke about baptism, using the idea of a gate as a metaphor. (She had a slide show with different pictures of gates and everything!).

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After the baptism we all took a moment to write down thoughts for William to go in a memory book, and then Brian, the kids, and myself all sang the “Faith, Hope & Charity” round that Brian wrote several months ago. Erich accompanied us on the guitar. I think we look a little too much like the Von Trapp Family Singers.

(When my brother-in-law, Patrick, took a look at this photo, his response was, “Wow, how did you manage to get Seth Rogen to play at your son’s baptism?”)

And afterwards? PIE. This was something we’d promised William ages ago, since Eleanor also ate pie on her baptism day. Well, twist my arm why don’t you? Who doesn’t love a reason to get pie?

Katie and Emmy, post-pie

Sweet Wimmy, we love you so.

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