Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stella Cate's Baptism







Stella Cate was baptized on March 28th at First United Methodist Church in Florence, AL. This is my church at home where Gere and I married. It was a very special day. She was so sweet in her beautiful christening gown (which I love!!!) and did not make a peep during the entire service. Our families and some very close friends came to share in the occasion. The service was very sweet and I could not help but cry during her baptism. The little children had a song to sing to her at the end. God has certainly blessed us with such a precious little girl.

Stella was surrounded by special people that love her. She was so so peaceful that day like she knew what it was all about. I really felt my mom's presence during the ceremony and I cannot begin to express my love for this little girl. I am very excited bc/I know that the lord has wonderful things planned for her.

I'm attaching the few pics I have and then I will add the pictures of her in her gown that the Jeanelle took when I place my order. I've seen the proofs and they are so so beautiful!

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Gown

Stella Cate's Christening gown. She was so so beautiful in her gown.

Sweet bonnet.

Beauty pin engraved with Stella Cate's name. I hope I will have other babies with their own engraved pins as keepsakes.

Stella Cate's Name and birthday hand embroidered on the slip. Each baby baptized in this gown will have their name and birthday added to the slip. So special

The slip and bloomers

Stella Cate's monogram hand embroidered on the bloomers. I love, love, love these bloomers. SC wears them with her dressy dresses.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Easter
















We were very excited to wake up to see what the Easter Bunny brought Stella Cate. Papa Jack sent her some prizes too. After she posed for some pics with her Easter happies we all got dressed up and headed to church. I think we lasted a good 30 minutes before we had to leave. I'm not ready to leave her in the nursery and she was too loud for big church. At least we tried. She sure looked pretty in her pink Easter dress and bonnet. We met our neighbors John and Claire Windsor and Paul Watkins at Char for lunch. The Windsors were very kind and patient and took some family pics for us after lunch. It was a wonderful day.

Rice Cereal




Stella enjoyed eating rice cereal from her pretty porringer and new baby spoons. What a big girl

4 Month Check Up




This round of shots seemed worse than the 1st. Stella Cate just didn't feel well after she got them.
She weighed 14 lbs. 12oz

Happy Heart Day!


Sweetest Valentine in the world!

Baby It's Cold Outside



Stella Cate's 1st snow. Brrrrrrr!


2 Month Check Up




Stella had her 2 month check up and her first round of shots. The shots were not fun for baby or mommy.
She weighed 11 lbs. 9oz.

Happy 30th Birthday Daddy!


Gere's birthday is on Christmas Day so we tried to change gears by blowing up some balloons and making him a birthday sign. Happy Birthday Dada! We love you very much!

Christmas in Jackson







We really wanted to go home for Christmas to see family and friends, but we also wanted to have Stella's 1st Christmas in our own home in Jackson. Santa came to see SC in Jackson and it was fun to see what he brought.

Baby's 1st Christmas






Stella Cate turned 6 six weeks old and we decided to head home for Christmas. Jackson is 5 hrs. from Florence so it was a major undertaking to get her home. We packed for 3 days and you should have seen the car. Honestly, a U-haul would have come in handy. It took us 7 hours to get home but once we arrived it was worth it. We got to see lots of friends and family and I kept thinking about how blessed we are to have Stella with us. She is such a sweetie pie and this Christmas was just so wonderful.