Owen’s Baptism & Red Church Dress

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Owen’s Baptism & Red Church Dress

Owen’s Baptism

This little guy got baptized this past weekend!


Everybody now…. AWWWWWWWwwwww!  That face!

I sort of feel like baby Owen should get his own page on Running in a Skirt.

If you’ve been reading for awhile you may remember when I first showed you Megan and Justin’s baby announcement about this time last year, the baby gender reveal party, Megan’s shower for Owen, the first time I met Owen very shortly after we was born,  his trip to Lake Murray for 4th of July and his first Asheville hike in August.

I just can’t get enough of him.  I was looking through the old posts and I can’t believe how much he has grown.  My sweet nephew keeps getting cuter and cuter and I was so lucky that I got to spend the weekend with him the the hubby’s family in Columbia.

The crew looks pretty good all dressed up!


Megan and Justin belong to a beautiful church in Columbia.  The baptism was held near the start of the service.  Megan chose my hubby (her brother) and her sister Danielle to stand with them as godparents.  It was a beautiful moment.


Owen was a trooper with the water on his head.


Then it was time for the “baby parade” which has always been one of my favorite parts of church.


Owen did great during the service and even though he was very tired by the time we all took pictures he didn’t melt down.

Proud parents Megan and Justin looked spectacular!


The godparents…


The hubs and I with our favorite baby…


And the rest of the cousins…

I took ten pictures and there was  not a single one with every kid looking at the camera and smiling.  This is a moment to remember!


And just as everyone was getting a little restless in the church clothes…


…. we went home for lunch and cake.

God Bless Owen!


I feel so blessed to be a small part of such big events in Owen’s life.  This is what life is all about, ya know?

The Dress

Since it is #FashionFriday I snapped a picture of my dress for the baptism.  This one is one of the dresses I used to wear on WLOS, but I thought it was perfect for a big family church event.  The fabric is also a nice crepe so it travels well and does not wrinkle.

I wore it because it had sleeves (I get cold indoors easily) and is a solid color, which generally photographs better.


Dress: Ann Taylor

Shoes: INC

Jewelry: Mom’s rubies (I thought it would be nice to bring a memory of my mom to the event)

Your turn?

Any tips for getting all the cousins to look at the camera next time? haha!

What is your favorite color to wear?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:22-04:00 October 3rd, 2014|Dressy, Fall, Fashion, Friends & Family, Fun, Spring, Winter, Work|19 Comments


  1. […] Dress: Ann Taylor (Also seen here) […]

  2. Charleen Galloway October 5, 2014 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on the baptism of your precious nephew. He certainly is a handsome little fellow!! I remember your red dress on WLOS. Julie, I think you look good regardless of what color you’re wearing! Thanks for sharing your special moments with us! Love, Charleen
    P.S. That cake is beautiful!

  3. Jessie October 5, 2014 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Owen is such a precious little boy. Thanks for sharing the photos, Julie.

  4. Lisa Frohock October 4, 2014 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Family is so special. The last line of your post really got to me when you said the jewelry was your Mom’s rubies. I know she is with you always.

  5. Shelley Marcy October 4, 2014 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Just as you have enjoyed our family at the Friends for Life Forever Farm, we so enjoy your family Julie. Thank you for being willing to share all these special moments with all of us. You are so loved and appreciated….

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2014 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Thank you Shelly! That is so kind of you to say.

  6. Lucie Palka October 3, 2014 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    I believe I had the same issue with the kids not looking at the camera at the same time at my son’s baptism a few months ago! Nice dress by the way! Red is definitely one of my go too colours!

    • JulieWunder October 4, 2014 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Thank you! I should have posted all the outtakes of that picture. Pretty funny!

  7. Madeline St Onge October 3, 2014 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Owen is such a cute chunky monkey, love that face and your dress was perfect Julie

  8. Loretta Ballard October 3, 2014 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful family and event.

  9. Kathy Boggs October 3, 2014 at 8:53 am - Reply

    These are beautiful pictures! God bless you all!

  10. Betty Hicks October 3, 2014 at 6:13 am - Reply

    Julie, these are great pictures. Owen was precious and so were the rest of the family. Love your dress. Have a great weekend.Love Betty

  11. Blane Sherer October 3, 2014 at 5:51 am - Reply

    Owen sure is a cutie !
    I enjoy your family entries.
    I certainly remember your red dress from WLOS.
    You look great Julie !

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