Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Blessed event

First and foremost, happy two year anniversary to my wonderful wife LL!! The time has FLOWN by!! It seems like only a few months ago that we were huddled on the edge of the bay under umbrellas as the remnants of hurricane Irene left the area. A few days later, under perfect conditions, we had a great wedding!!  I'm so lucky.

Last Sunday we baptized our little darling at St. Alphonsus Church.  It was a bit toasty, low 90's, with no A/C in the 100 year old church, but it was still pretty great.  There were two other babies getting baptized including Bill the Bear's nephew!! What a small world. Our church holds baptisms on Sunday's after the regular masses at two times: 1:30 and 2:30. Up to four babies are baptized at each time. We wanted the later slot as it's closer to dinner, which is where we went afterwards. It was just a huge coincidence that Bill and his wife Nadine were going to be at our service anyway!!

After the service, we went to our favorite Italian restaurant, Sapori Tratorria, and had a solid meal with great service for 18. Good stuff.

Picture time!!
LL's mom made this through Walgreens I think. It's a 6' banner that we hung on the wall of the restaurant. 

Clearly Marissa wasn't as bothered by the heat or attention. 

The big plunge!

LL and I each blessed her as well.


Okay, I've recovered. The priest, Fr. Michael, also blessed her cross.

There we are with Fr. Michael, the Pastor, and the God Parents, my sister Lori and brother-in-law Steve.

With LL's parents.

With my parents.

The steeple of St. Alphonsus. 


terri said...

Congratulations! Marissa looks like she did so well - all happy and smiley! I really can't remember if my kids fussed or stayed calm!

alexis said...

congrats to the whole family and what a blessing it is.

Michael Podolny said...

Yes you are very lucky and wonderful to recognize it. You have a lovely wife, a lovely daughter and you too are a lovely person.

Wonderful and important day.