The Story of a Baptismal Gown

We are very blessed. We had the choice of 3 gowns for Ellie’s baptism.

We have the gown that me and my siblings were baptized in. It has also been used for some Burns grandkids, including Samantha as shown below.

The slip has been embroidered with each baptism name and date. It begins with Elisabeth Noel in 1976 and ends with Patrick Jacob in 2008.

We have the gown that Brian and his siblings were baptized in. This was the gown that Ellie was baptized in. Here is a letter dated on Brian’s BIRTHday from his maternal grandparents.

Isn’t that a lovely letter? And here’s Ellie in the gown:

We have the gown that Brian’s maternal grandfather (Leonard in the above letter) was baptized in. Brian’s great-grandmother, Agnes Eckl, made the gown. His grandfather was the youngest of 5 children, so I’m not exactly sure of the gown’s age. It’s at least 83 years old.

Ellie’s Baptism

We had a wonderful mass and baptism for Ellie!  Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with us.  It’s too bad it was incredibly hot and humid.

“I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”  She barely flinched!

“Receive the Light of Christ.”

And the group shot, minus sneaky Uncle Mark and Aunt Martha.  How is it that he always skips out on pictures?

Jolie’s Baptism

Wow, yesterday was a big day!  We spent the day with Michael, Jackie, Chloe and Jolie.  The girls played hard in the morning and at 2PM, Sam went back to MamaLinda’s for a much needed nap and the rest of us went to Jolie’s Baptism.

Jolie was such a good little girl at her Baptism.  The only time she got upset was when they were pouring what had to be 40º water on her head.  I would’ve complained a little too.

Jolie's Baptism

She’s all Holy now.

Michael, Jamie, Jackie, Jolie and Brian

After that Michael and Jackie invited everyone over to their house for food and fun.  They had loads of stuff to do outside and when Samantha returned she and Chloe played with everything:  the swingset, the tic-tac-toe game, crouquet, dirt and the bounce house!

Samantha playing Tic Tac Toe

Samantha playing with dirt

Samantha and Chloe Jumping

Who likes cucumbers?  Chloe.

Chloe eating a cucumber with ranch dressing all over her mouth,