Monday, July 9, 2012

Baptizing Baby Olly

Yesterday we were blessed
to be part of a baptism
for our little grand-nephew.
Are we getting old, or what?
Our nephews are having kids?
Oh- yeah-wait they are 
the same age as 
This is Olly's godmother,
sister to Olly's Mom.
Look at that sweet baby!

This is the grandparents on both sides
along with Mom & Dad,
godparents and outlaws in-laws.
Afterwards we went back to 
their house for a wonderful meal.
It is a great old house.
It is beautiful and they
have done a ton of work to it.
Built around 1893 or so it was
a mess when they moved in.
Here is the front.
There was NO landscaping.
Look what they did here.
They placed each plant and stone
by themselves.
The inside is wonderful, too.
I just snapped a few quick shots
before sitting down to chat
and enjoy the day.
rode along with us?
If you are nice and promise 
not to mow the lawn at 
6AM when your neighbors
are sleeping then, tomorrow
I will tell you what
you can do with 
Yes. Yes. It IS a coaster.
You won't 
what can be done with
these things!
Y'all come back now, you hear?
your photo name


  1. Hi Diana,
    What a precious and wonderful family event.
    Yes, I love their old home and it looks like they have really made it beautiful.

    Can't wait to see the coaster project.


  2. what a wonderful heritage home, you do have the best adventures!! Can't wait to see what you do with the coasters

  3. I like old houses. They have done a great job with their garden, lovely planting. Oliver's cake it making me feel hungry!

  4. You're such a tease. What a special baptism. Their older home is just beautiful. Love the landscaping and that stained glass window.

  5. How wonderful it is when family gets together ... especially for something as special as a baby baptism. Thanks for taking us along.

  6. I'm sorry, I haven't had my coffee yet, and I thought you were calling that precious child OILY and I thought how cruel lol...Yes, I need my eyes rechecked...
    Pictures are beautiful.

  7. Looks like a most beautiful day for you Diana... and their home is just lovely... xoxo Julie Marie

  8. What a cute baby Diana, and what a lovely home as well!
    Sounds like you had a great weekend, here's to a great week with glorious Wisconsin summer weather!

  9. Lovely home and lovely baby Oliver! They sure have put their heart and soul into their home!

  10. Amazing what has been done to the home! I know it was a special day with family. Blessings to little Olly!

    xo Nellie

  11. Looks like you had a nice day for the baptism. She has beautiful gardens around her home! I love old homes that have been renovated.

  12. Hi there, Beautiful house and family too. I love old homes. As for coasters(I thought it was a whoopy cushion, lol, but I think you can put them under furniture so the feet won't scratch wood floors and you can slide them easier.
    Have a great day.

  13. What a precious baby and a lovely family event! I love old homes and it looks like a lot of love and work went into theirs. Can't wait to see what you do with the coasters. Have a wonderful day! :-)

  14. OK it's a date - when are you showing, tomorrow?? Wonderful celebration of the baptism for a child of God. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful and glorious event with us Diana!

    And, of course Sweet Cheeks was with you! Have to love that smile!

    Have a wonderful week, my friend,

  15. What a good time you had. Little Oliver is growing before our eyes. :):) Smiles, Susie

  16. What a lovely home. We have fixed up some old houses, so I know how much work can be involved. They've done a great job.

  17. Beautiful work on that old house.
    God bless the baby.

  18. I love the name Oliver! You don't hear it around that much these days.
    And that house is perfect. They really did do a good job with it.

  19. You have such a nice looking family, Diana. Their house really looks nice with the new landscaping in front. I always love browsing through pictures of other's homes. It gives me some ideas for my own. The baby is precious.
    And I love the picture of SweetCheeks.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  20. What a lovely baptism. I'm glad so much of the family could be there. I now have 9 great-nieces and nephews. I love them as much as I love their parents. I just wish I could see the more often.

  21. This post just has so many lovely thoughts and pictures! Such a beautiful baby Oliver is. Thanks so much for the great home and garden tour. That is really something to see. So, are you home now?

  22. I love your witty writings, so I will be back,.and you photographs are lovely too.. you sound like a lot of fun, and I shall be becoming a follower.. Lovely to see another child welcomed into the church, seemed like you all had a lovely day.. the house was smashing too!!

  23. A blessed gathering for sure. What a happy occasion for a special family.

  24. Hello Diana, What a precious baby! I love the name Oliver! Their garden is beautiful and love the old house! I can't wait to see what you do with the coasters,

  25. Since you are the official photographer, I noticed you were not in the photo of grandparents. Loved the pillow with the sea horses - how delightful.

  26. Baby Olly...I love it.
    Are you the only person who takes photos at family events? On purpose? I'd only suggest that because I'm the same way.;)

  27. Love getting to "sneak a peek" at their home. Baby and family is adorable and what a happy occassion!

  28. What a pretty home!
    Oh and there are promise breakers in my neighborhood...6:30 mowings on a Monday!!!

  29. Such a beautiful baby and a special day. I absolutely love their home and garden.

  30. What a precious baby and service! This house is wonderful! The decorations are lovely! They have turned this house into a home!

  31. AWE.. What a cute baby and I love his name.
    That is a wonderful house, love the stairs. Your little tag along is quite a cutie too. She has the cutest smile, I want to squish her cheeks.
    I will be back to see what you are doing with those coasters.
    Oh yeah THANK YOU! you were my
    900th comment. I really appricate that you stop in and take the time to comment on my rantings. Please if you ever want to come visit the South, PLEASE let me know, I would love to show you around!

  32. What a beautiful baby and a special day spent with family. I love their flowers, just beautiful!

  33. Hi Diana, I haven't had time to leave you a comment, but I have enjoyed the last few post. I enjoyed the piano recital and can hear sweet cheeks telling you she is first. Your boys are precious and the oldest has a twinkle in his eye that with my boys you know they are up to something. Your precious little one being baptized is so adorable and will grow in such a hurry. You wonder where the time has gone. The house shows so much tlc it has been given and looks so inviting. Have a great week. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

  34. Another wonderful outing and for such a very special occasion. They did wonders with the house and the landscaping. I'm looking forward to the coaster tutorial!

  35. What a gorgeous home that is Diana. What a gorgeous baby too. What a blessed day and family you have!

  36. Wishing them many blessings and much happiness with their new baby in their lovely home!

  37. What a nice day! LOve the garden and I'm really glad to be back on the list!

  38. Looks like a wonderful family time...and the home is charming!

  39. That is a sweet service. God Bless Olly!
    Their house is lovely. Wish you had skipped the refreshments and taken more pics. Just remember that, when you are invited to another neat house. You can eat anytime! LOL!
    Have a great week, Ginger:)

  40. Gorgeous house! What a cute baby also. I love baptisms. Nothing better than a cute baby and food!


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