Monday, December 14, 2015


Sunday, December 13, was a very sweet day for our family

that centered around a holy ritual for us

it was the ceremony for the infant baptism for our third baby~
and while it was secondary to the importance of the day

it was also about the dress
while we had to endure the fact that Henry is pretty enough to be a girl~
and when wearing a gown he could be confused as a girl~
(something I'm sure his daddy had to come to terms with)

wearing the gown was a must

the last time the gown was worn was December 20, 2013
when Perrilyn Hazel was dedicated back to God soon after her birth

She wore it well

Betty could still wear the gown and was trying it on for us when getting it out of storage for Perrilyn

The first time the gown was worn 
it was by Betty

December of 2007

today the gown will be neatly placed away
waiting on the next time...

what a lovely tradition 


Anonymous said...

such a beautiful post, up lifting, positive and heart warming,, thank you so much for sharing such special moments in your life,, take care my friend,,

Minha vida de campo said...

Linda família. Quero te desejar um feliz natal e que seu novo ano seja de muitas alegrias.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Beautiful share Gina. Photos sent tears forming in my eyes, Nothing is as important and beautiful as to be blessed by family, friends and new babies added.

Heather - New House New Home said...

That really is a lovely tradition. We have a baptism gown that my husband's aunt made, both my kids wore it and some of their cousins wore it. I'm just waiting for my daughter to have a child so that it can get worn again.

Marina Pérez Bejarano said...

Lovely tradition, lovely family, lovely babies. OMG

Hugs and kisses for the whole family, you are very sweet

Marina from The South of Spain

handmade by amalia said...

How wonderful that the gown comes with such history and sense of tradition. Congratulations to your family on your happy days.

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Feliz Natal!!! Que a manjedoura do seu coração esteja pronta para receber o Menino Jesus que irá nascer!!!
Um ano novo repleto das bençãos de Deus!!!
Doce abraço com carinho, Marie!

StagerLinda said...

Your post combined many of my favorite things: sentiment, tradition, and celebration. How lovely to share this special ceremony with us. Love the gorgeous dress and hat. Your babies are beautiful!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

The gown is so beautiful...almost as lovely as those beautiful children (forgive me Henry, but you are beautiful!)

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

So sweet, Gina. The babies are growing up so fast and are precious. What a special day!
Henry seems happy and oblivious to the fact that he's in a dress! He's beautifully handsome.
xoxo, T.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It is a lovely tradition. I am the oldest and hold ours for the nieces and nephews. xoxo Su