Sunday, January 3, 2010

Jenna's Baptism

This is Jenna. She is 7 years old. She is getting baptized today.

jenna smile

We start with an awesome praise and worship service led by our church's worship band.

worship band

Jenna is so small that we can't see her face above the baptismal.

jenna baptism

"I baptize this, my sister, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the holy spirit."


Jenna is dunked and comes back up dripping. Tiny said he could see her giggling, blowing bubbles under the water. :)


Proud Jenna. She waited for over a year to get baptized because I was afraid she might be too young and not ready.


(Jenna and our wonderful family friend, Tiffany) We wrap up the evening with cake and punch to celebrate the 6 people that got baptized. What a great way to start off 2010!

jenna tiff

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Fall comes late

in Southern California.


girls  leaves

sisters leaves 2

Gwen, Jenna, and Autumn have fun with the leaves anyways.

With Love,

Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2010

I look out my back gate at the aftermath of last night's festivities

We spent New Year's Eve making piles of tamales
pile o tamales

pile o tamales 2

A lovely pumpkin walnut bread for a dear friend from church. Recipe coming soon.

Ah, I can't take these kids anywhere, I tell ya.
all 5

Happy New Year from our family to yours!

With Love,