Monday, June 17, 2019

Baby Blessings

Dear friends, I know it's been a while. The last four months have been a whirlwind of activity. My husband and I have been balancing two full-time jobs with full-time baby care (it was a complicated dance...), planning a cross-country move from Georgia to California (we're on the road now!), and job-searching (I accepted an offer from Cal State LA just last week!). Lots going on around here, but amid all the hustle and bustle we made time for a very special, peaceful day with God. 


We wanted our little Georgia Peach to be baptized in her sweet southern birthplace. 



Our priest was the best. Such a warm and loving man with a great sense of humor. We all took an immediate liking to him. Mia actually clapped at the end of his sermon. ( :


And the godmama flew out all the way from California to join us!



This little girl brings so much joy into my life.


And now throughout her life, she'll have a faith tradition to call home.

~Nel

29 comments:

Sandi said...

Wonderful pictures!

Happy Baptism! :)


R's Rue said...

Beautiful.
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It's me said...

Beautiful.......love Ria 💕🙏💕🙏💕

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

So beautuful!

Red Rose Alley said...

My precious Mia, you're Baptized now. That pleases grandma very much. It's a long drive, Nel, but take it slow and enjoy all the states you will pass through and all the interesting things you will see along the way. : )

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

So lovely, Nel! Wishing you the best as you venture out in a new teaching and learning environment!

Dewena said...

What a precious post and beautiful little Georgia Peach! Best of luck with the move and settling in.

Karen said...

She is blessed with a beautiful family.

Louca por porcelana said...

Such happiness!So especial...God bless you all!

Rose said...

She is growing so fast...adorable as can be. You all looked so pretty.

Susan said...

Oh Nel, Mia is just as precious as can be. You certainly shared beautiful photos with us. Thank you. Everyone looks great. Yes, juggling full time work with baby care on top of it is a heavy load. Maybe with your move you will be closer to Mama Sheri? She'd probably LOVE to help take care of that darling little treasure of yours. Congratulations to all! Susan

Chatty Crone said...

I, for one, thank God you take your faith so seriously and Mia will too. I think that is wonderful - we will miss you here. Hope you have a safe trip. Good luck on your new job. Love, sandie

Pam said...

I know Sheri is happy you and the family are coming back HOME. Mia is so beautiful. She is so sweet. Sheri said that you were able to stop off in Tennessee on your way through. Hope you enjoyed our state and was able to make it into Nashville. Safe travels home.

natalia20041989 said...

Oh, your little one looks so adorable! It is indeed a special day, we baptised our son when he was 3 months old☺

Lisa said...

This is such a precious moment and a beautiful child.
many blessing to you all.
Lisa

Carla from The River said...

A beautiful post Nel. Praying for your sweet family as you travel. Enjoy the sights of this fun country of ours. We did a road trip Wisconsin to Texas. It was so much fun to see and meet so many people.
Love, Carla

baili said...

Oh dear Nel this is such a lovely post

how life offer us so many joys when we have insightful outlook for it :)

you are blessed with precious beautiful family !
and how can i stop to say that your smile has same innocence and charm as your mom 's :)

Congratulations for the your new job and moving to the new city so much excitement !

i can understand that as mom of newly born baby it is so hard to manage a full time job ,still you are doing it and Lord is helping you with positive energy ,May he keep it doing so ,amen

your precious baby is sooo adorable !!!

Anajá Schmitz said...

Linda sua menina.
Que Deus proteja e abençoes você e sua família.
Desejo felicidades.

Jeanie said...

It's lovely, Nell. And I know someone who is very glad t have you closer at hand!

Lowcarb team member said...

A beautiful post and wonderful photographs.
Safe travels and good wishes to you all.

All the best Jan

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Que bonito ! Espero verte pronto por mi blog! Buen día!

Pilar said...

Blessings to baby Mia. She is adorable. Safe travels to you and your family Nel. How special that Sheri flew in for the occasion. Beautiful family photos!

Holly said...

Beautiful, and many blessings on the continued journey.

Sakuranko said...

Oh very cute darling
My best blessings for your baby
xx

The Liberty Belle said...

What a beautiful baby!! All the best to you in your new state and at your new job.

Laurel Wood said...

Such beautiful and sweet photos.

Deserae said...

You have a beautiful family..... and the cutest baby!!!!!
~Des

Shirley Wright said...

Such a gorgeous baby girl!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Beautiful Baptism photos!
Happy family photos to cherish the memory of this special day!
God Bless you all. 🙏🏻