Lillian’s Baptism

As most of you know, we spent the beginning of this month in ND visiting family and friends. It was a blast! It always goes way too fast and we’re always sad to leave. Is it just me or does having a kid(s) make it 100 times harder to say goodbye? I’ve never been good with goodbyes. I was the girl that would cry pulling out of my parent’s driveway to head back to college. Every time until the day I graduated. I’m serious. I thought I was bad then but having Lillian has taken it to a whole new level. I’m fine once I get to where I’m going. It’s just the initial leaving part that I struggle with. Ugh, I hate goodbyes!

Anyway. The most exciting thing that happened while we were in ND was Lillian’s baptism, which just happened to fall on her 7 month birthday! A little late, I know. BUT Blake and I really wanted our families to be a part of it. So we waited… and waited… and waited… until we could get back to ND and do it in the parish I grew up in.

We were pretty nervous about how she would handle the whole thing since she was no longer a teeny newborn that could sleep through anything (e.g., nearly drowning in a basin of holy water). I was also nervous about her freaking out in the 6 sizes too small, itchy baptismal gown I was planning on putting her in. I wanted her to wear the gown I wore when I was baptized (at a few weeks old, whoops).  To make sure it would work, I tested it out before we left for ND. She literally tried throwing herself off a chair because she was so pissed about it.

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Fear not. She did great! She was very content and listened to the priest’s every word. So cute. When it was time to be rubbed down with oil or be dunked in the holy water, she didn’t make a peep. Proud mama here! Also, the gown ended up looking adorable. We swapped the bonnet out for a fashionable bow and added a bib that she got from her grandparents. Proof that the right accessories can make all the difference. ;)

It was a great day and such a special day in Lillian’s life. Many thanks to everyone that could be a part of it!

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Much Love,


  1. Deb Olson says:

    We were so proud of Lillian , I loved how she listened to everything the Priest was saying to her , Love G-ma and G-pa Olson ♥

  2. Sandy says:

    We were in the same situation with Abby-she was almost 8 months before baptism, we wanted family to be able to come to Iowa for the event

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