In our parish we use full immersion baptism. Adults walk into the baptismal font, babies are dunked. Unfortunately my grandmother was photographing without a flash so all the pictures are blurry. Here is a mostly clear picture of the font. As an advocate of full immersion baptism, I love this:
And there she goes! Grace being baptized by Fr. Dillon, the priest I grew up with in my parish. He is phenomenal. For those who are curious, he only immersed them up to their chins. They were immersed three times and both girls cried shortly by the third dunk. As soon as they were wrapped up in towels they stopped crying.
Our family with our newly baptized girls:
This is Grace wearing the gown and bonnet that my mom, sister and I all wore at our own baptisms. Maybe one day a fourth generation will wear this as well! (There is also a nearly identical picture of me in this gown).
Brandon and I with the godparents and the girls.
After the ceremony we hosted a dinner at our home. After all that excitement, I am exhausted!
Thank you to everyone who shared this day with us. I couldn't have asked for a better Mother's Day gift than to witness the welcoming of my beautiful daughters into the faith. Brandon and I are truly blessed to have amazing families and friends.