Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall Back Gate

I got started a little early on fall decorating.  I am going to do a more Halloween themed front porch (since my kids have begged for that for the past few years).  I love fall decorating so I decided to add a few things to the back gate.  I really don't know why I have never done this before, since it is the way we come in our house.  I'm glad I did so we can enjoy it for the next few months.
I painted the garden flag from a left over drop cloth from another project.  I primed it, painted it and then sealed it with a clear varnish.
I had to get corn stalks for Jack's teacher at school.  I decided to keep a few to add to each side of the gate.
And how could I not add a photo of my little side kick? 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Butler Baptisms

Sunday, August 25 was one of the happiest days of my life.  It was truly a perfect day.  All three of my children were baptized before us, our family, friends and the church family I love dearly.

Michael and I were both raised Baptist and when we joined the Methodist Church several years ago one of the things we weren't sure how to handle was the baptism of the children.  None of them were baptized as infants, which traditionally is when most are baptized in the Methodist Church.  This past spring Georgia Anne told us she wanted to be baptized.  We (along with Dave, our pastor) talked with her about her decision.  As a mother I have prayed often that all three of my children would know and accept Jesus as their Savior at a young age.  Georgia's decision was an answered prayer.  

The Methodist Church usually sprinkles infants.  When Georgia Anne told us she wanted to be baptized she said she did not want to be sprinkled, but "dunked" just like Jesus was by John the Baptist in the Jordan River.  We were so excited that Dave found a way right in front of the church!!  This was the first baptism by immersion in a long time at First Methodist in Tallassee.  

The boys were both baptized that day too (they were sprinkled).  What a blessing it was and such a meaningful experience for us as a family. 


Our friend Chhorn Lim with CGL Photography took these photos for us.  I am so thankful he was able to come and document this wonderful day for us!!