Jackson was Baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church on Sunday, October 31, 2009. He wore his Great Grandpa Carlson's Baptismal gown which his Great Great Grandma Carlson made for her four sons. I was also baptized in this gown and it is so special to us.
Pastor Jackson with baby Jackson
Jackson's Godparents; Van & Marta Sliger and Dorothy & Dan LaBar
Dan is one my first cousin's on my Dad's side. He is the oldest son of one of my Dad's older brothers, David LaBar. Dan and his family, Dorothy, Heidi and Holden live only a few miles from our home and we have become extremely close since moving to Kentucky. They are such a wonderful family and we are so blessed to have them in our lives and as Jackson's Godparents.
I began baby-sitting for the Sligers in Cookeville when I was 12 years old. They have three of the sweetest and nicest children (their daughter Haley was one of my junior bridesmaids in our wedding and both Chase and Matthew served as acolytes). Their family has been extremely special and important to me and for nearly 20 years now they have been a wonderful example of what a Christian family should be for me. I have been so fortunate to have such wonderful friends like the Sligers in my life and we are so blessed to have them as Jackson's Godparents as well. Aunt Marta holding Jackson before church
From left to right Heidi, Aunt Dorothy, Uncle Dan, and Holden (LaBar), Sherry and Ted LaBar, Kennedy, Jackson, Anna, Reagan and Tim Lueker, Aunt Arla and Uncle Scott Carlson
From left to right Uncle Jimmy (Frizzo), Grandpa Jim and Kennedy, Grandma Karen Lueker, Jackson, Anna, Reagan and Tim Lueker, Aunt Julie and Uncle Chuck Cox
Tim, Anna, & Jackson with maternal grandparents Sherry and Arthur LaBar
Tim, Anna & Jackson with paternal grandparents Karen and Jim Lueker
Jackson with his grandparents
Jackson and Mommy - I love that sweet baby!
Mommy, Daddy & Jackson
We invited everyone for breakfast before the Baptism because we had so many out of town guests. Here's a piture of our most festive food; an edible flower arrangement from Grammy and Krispy Kreme Halloween donuts
The girls enjoyed the special breakfast and their cute aprons from Grammy to keep their clothes clean :)
Poor Holden only got yogurt! :(
Pop-A-Lops and Reagan giving Jackson some attention and love :)
Reagan sure loves Uncle Scott and Aunt Arla who are one of her Godparents
Reagan was very excited about Uncle Van and Aunt Marta visiting our house for the first time. She also had to ask Uncle Van if he had seen the movie the Labrynth as soon as they got to our house after the Baptism. She is such a little goof ball sometimes... lol :)
Kennedy couldn't wait to dig into the appetizers as we prepared lunch for everyone. "Self" (how she refers to herself doing things by herself) pulled up her steps up to the table and dug right in!
We had a dinner of ham and turkey with sides prepared by Grammy, Grandma, Aunt Arla and Aunt Dorothy. Thank you everyone for all your help and assistance in getting dinner prepared and ready so quickly after church!