Todd and Meredith

Todd and Meredith
A blog about the love and joy that came to us through adoption!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Payton's Baptism

What a lovely day we had a couple of weeks ago... Payton was baptized at Cape Cod Covenant Church by Pastor Tom Nelson on August 4.

Our families and friends gathered and celebrated the gift that God has given us and we were able to remember our baptisms as we celebrated Payton's. I am not going to write much about the service but let the photos do the talking (since a picture is worth a thousand words!) but I will share this little story as I hope to always remember it.

We were up in front of the church and Pastor Tom was talking and sharing all about baptism, and the love of God, and the grace that is offered and so forth and maybe was talking for about 5 minutes and as soon as he was done without missing a beat little Miss Payton goes "wow!" The whole church heard it and laughed because it was perfect timing!

We had a wonderful day! After church we had invited our families and friends to have a party to celebrate Payton's baptism and adoption. It was a relaxing afternoon with those we love! Thank you to all who came!

Thank you also to my mom: she cooked soooo much food and made all the homemade lasagnas for the party! Thank you also to Martha Brigham for making Payton's beautiful baptism dress out of my wedding dress and my mother's wedding dress! It is a treasured piece forever!!!

Enjoy the pictures!

Getting Payton dressed!

All dressed and all smiles!

Payton loves to look at pictures, on a camera or printed!

Todd being funny wearing Payton's hat.

Exploring the world!

Helping us sing

My brother came from Florida and read during the Baptism

He did an awesome job!

We were so glad to have him there and have him be a part of the special service!

Kyle (Todd's brother and Godfather), Pastor Tom, Payton, Myself and Todd

Uncle Kyle is the perfect Godfather for Payton

Pastor Tom always walks up and down the aisle with the babies he baptizes and introduces them to the church. "See what love the father has for us." 

Special moments shared

Payton's biological family came to the service as well. It is nice to have them love her and be apart of events like this. 

Payton's Auntie Carlyn walking her around before the party!

The Peter's clan!

In the garden at church

I love this kid so much!!!

I love our family!!!!

The Rennells Family

The extended Rennells Family

The Peters Family

The Peters Family

The Peters and Bassett Family

The highly talented Martha Brigham: THANK YOU!

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