Ava’s christening

by | Sep 13, 2011 | Daily life, Noteworthy

We made a quick trip up to Chicago his weekend for our niece’s christening. I figured it would be good to show up since I am the godmother and all. :)

The day started with a relaxing picnic at a lake by my sister’s house with about 15 of Ava’s cousins running around. Everyone got along well and the weather cooperated nicely. My favorite part was my brother-in-law walking the grill back home while cooking Lauren’s cheeseburger!

my little niece
look at those chubby cheeks!

proud parents
all dressed up for the ceremony

Ava was a sleeping angel until she had warm water poured over her head. No surprise there. Please note the lovely dress that Lynn made for the special occasion. She used my mom’s old wedding dress, preserving much of the original lace design in the new iteration.

the baptism
the baptism with parents and godparents watching

our immediate family
our family – me, Eric, Ava, Lauren (sister), Mike (brother-in-law), Lynn (step-mom) and Manny (dad)

exhausted
Ava at the end of the evening

It was Saturday and all of Mike’s family is from Michigan, so of course, we ended the day with UM football (what a crazy exciting end to that game)! All the rest of the E&L Gallery.

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