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 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?
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
Jewelry: Mom’s rubies (I thought it would be nice to bring a memory of my mom to the event)
Charleen Galloway says
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!
Owen is such a precious little boy. Thanks for sharing the photos, Julie.
Lisa Frohock says
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.
She is 🙂 Thanks Lisa
Shelley Marcy says
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....
Thank you Shelly! That is so kind of you to say.
Lucie Palka says
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!
Thank you! I should have posted all the outtakes of that picture. Pretty funny!
Madeline St Onge says
Owen is such a cute chunky monkey, love that face and your dress was perfect Julie
He has the most perfect leg and arm rolls!
Loretta Ballard says
What a wonderful family and event.
It was so great that everyone got to come!
Kathy Boggs says
These are beautiful pictures! God bless you all!
Thank you Kathy!
Betty Hicks says
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
Thanks Betty! Isn't he a doll!
Blane Sherer says
Owen sure is a cutie !
I enjoy your family entries.
I certainly remember your red dress from WLOS.
You look great Julie !
Thanks so much!