The pictures are hiding a very hectic morning with last minute ironing, polishing and frantic rushing to get loaded in the car. If you look close, you can see a child who decided to throw a grumpy fit right before the baptism. And someone in the photo still needs to lose 15 pounds.
And while the pictures might show some of the amazing joy and peace we felt throughout the day. Or the happiness our Big Guy felt weeks leading up to his baptism. Photos can never adequately capture family moments like when we got home - where both kids and parents collapsed on Mom & Dad's bed to simply be together for most of the afternoon. These are days for rejoicing!
Oh, the joy!
My sweet sister-in-law tells me that once your oldest is baptized, the rest start flying like dominos. I have a scary feeling she might be right.