Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Dedication weekend...

We had a ton of family in this past weekend to celebrate Winnie's dedication at church. The fun started Saturday when everyone rolled in.... It was the first time that Mandy, Margie & David got to meet Miss Winnie so they were tickled to finally get to hold her. Most of Saturday we all visited with one another and grilled out for dinner (yum!). After dinner we surprised Margie with a little early birthday celebration since her real birthday is this coming Saturday.

Winnie cuddling in Aunt Margie's arms...

Margie's birthday surprise...

Nain getting some lovin' in (love that new haircut!!)...

Sunday was Winnie's big day..and she was so excited that she woke up early anticipating all the fun to come. She was an absolute doll at church in her gown...now this gown was no usual gown, it was from the early 1900's and my Grandfather had worn it when he was a little one (along with my mom & I). I was a little worried that Winnie was going to be kranky but she did amazingly well. Usually we sit at the "cross cafe" (in the hallway) to watch the service so I wasn't sure how she would do in the middle of the sanctuary, and of course on stage. I fed her before service so she fell asleep in my arms during worship (her favorite!) and didn't wake till Chuck called us on stage. We had planned on Tom holding her on stage, but she ended up in my arms since it was hard to move her asleep.

Chuck praying for her...

Her on the "big" screen... the audience sighed when it went up (I felt very loved)...

The Jones/Rohm family that came for her big day...
We were so thankful that Winnie was part of Chuck's sermon, as the real baby dedication is next Sunday. Chuck started a new series and Winnie's dedication was to show how important it is to have Christ in our children's lives. Its such an honor that we (as her parents) could commit to sharing Christ with our little girl and be surrounded by amazing believers that will have a part in her life. I've learned through working with the youth at church that it takes not only the parents but other Christians to make an impact in our children's life. I'm so excited to watch her grow up and learn how much Christ loves us and will continue to pray that she would seek Him with all her heart.



The day wrapped up with a little celebration for Winnie... She loved having her cousins to play with (they are so cute with her) and being held by all her family.

Uncle Dave enjoying his time with Winnie...
Aunt Mandy playing with Winnie...
Winnie with her cousins, Landon & Benjamin

2 comments:

Amy said...

You really captured the weekend well! She looks like a little angel in the gown--how sentimental. I know you were proud as a peacock and a little emotional as well!

paula g said...

Oh, I'm so sorry we missed it. We were out of town. What a wonderful moment it was...
Thank you for sharing those pictures. I loved them
Our love to Winnie,
Paula