Sunday, April 5, 2009

Overflowing with Joy

Today marked a special day in my daughter's life. Her baptism. She made the choice to ask Jesus to come into her heart and forgive her of her sins. We believe that we are to follow Jesus' example of baptism by full immersion of water. The water is not special or holy in any way. The water does not "save" her. It is a symbol and a public confession of who she believes in and now follows.

Her daddy was the one to do it and that just makes my heart overflow with gratitude. The pic above is of PG (left) and her best friend at church who was also baptized today by PP. We are great friends with her family and this was a blessing for her to have wanted PP (her Children's Minister) to baptize her. It was not "planned" for them to do this together which makes it even more special that these two friends with a bond like few others (being adopted from China) now share in this memory with each other.

This was one of the sweetest moments of my life. My darling husband baptizing my precious daughter. There are no words. Thank you, God. Your blessings abound.

What a week!!!!!!!!!!

PandaGirl started her first soccer practice on Wednesday and is pretty good so far! Who knew?! ; ) Thursday was her Kindergarten school program. Friday was a late night with family visiting. Saturday was our annual church Easter egg hunt. Sunday was just...well, you saw.

Check out the air between her cleats and the ground!

BTW: these last two soccer pics are with my super-duper zoom lens from about 60 or 70 yards away!!! I love this camera!

The cutest CHICK I've ever seen.

PandaGirl was a chick along with other Kindergarten classmates in their darling Old MacDonald musical program at school. There were pigs, cows and sheep, but come on...who wants to see them, right? ; )

It's been awhile since PP brought PG and I flowers, but this week he surprised us with this beautiful bouquet of crimson red roses (my fav!!) and we LOVED them!!!

PandaPop's family had the chance to meet up with some friends they've known since PP and his sister were just little kids. Their old neighbors don't live too far away from us and decided to all gather at our home on Friday night. I enjoyed being the hostess and just listening to all their funny stories of long ago and hearing them catch up. PP's sis and the blonde girl's brother couldn't make it, but there were plenty of fun memories to keep everyone laughing about them and the rest that it felt like they were with us! (PP's parents are the two on the right).

PG and her aunt...PP's sister. They are too darn cute!

Our church's big Easter Egg Hunt was this Saturday. PandaPop was in charge of the shebang and it was awesome! Great weather and the greenest grass ever!

The next two pics of PG make me think of some rich girl walking down the streets of Rodeo Drive just shopping for kicks. LOL! ; )

Our pastor's wife (one of my FAVORITE people I've ever met!!!)blessed PG with this darling Easter S'mores baking mix. SO CUTE!!!

Overwhelmed with joy and blessing. Thank you, faithful heavenly Father.


  1. What a full week and a very special day for your daughter. Continued blessings to your family during this holy week.

  2. What a wonderful week and weekend!!

  3. Wow.
    As I get older, I get LESS eloquent. :)

    Love you and LOVED hearing your voice today!

  4. I just started to cry knowing that PG is now my sister in Christ. It truly blesses my day.

  5. First of all, I got weepy at that baptism pictures. We always thought D.S. was going to be the one to baptize S.G. when she made that decision. What an awesome moment that Daddy got the honor. Love the spring pictures. We have our first egg hunt on Friday...then two on Saturday. Oh, and nice camera.

    BTW, got your message today. I'll try you tomorrow.

  6. How great this post is and so exciting about PG! Love the pictures!