Christening - Mia
March 1, 2008
Holy Name of Jesus Church
Our little twin
granddaughters, Mia and Grace, aged
two-and-one-half years old, were
baptized March 1st (the
feast of St. David).
Fr. Porter, pastor
of Holy Name of Jesus Parish in
Pocomoke City performed a beautiful
ceremony which was enhanced by much
chatter and movement from seven
children under the age of five.
were Lara English (sister of Daniel)
and Aaron Simpson (brother-in-law of
Amber and husband of Mandy).
were Dominic Santi (brother of
Daniel) and Mandy Simpson (sister of
The highlight of the
baptism was when Daniel had to hold
Mia in a headlock in order for her
to be baptized. She screamed
as if she was being slowly killed,
and oddly enough, we all found it
funny (see pictures).
made the dresses which fit okay
despite my having to fit them only
from measurements. They were
different only in their sash color.
Amber bought the
girls gold cross earrings to wear
and their godparents bought them
little Miraculous Medal pins which
dangled from a sterling silver
Dan and I gave them
silver cups with their names and
birthdates engraved. We had a
great party afterwards that included
the immediate family as well as Aunt
Juanita and her family (Spencer,
Bonnie, Trent, Mia, and Ava) and
Donna and Don Shifflet (cousins of
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