Sunday, October 18, 2009

Everett's Baby Dedication

Today was a special day to us as we were able to participate in the Parent Commissioning service and Baby Dedication at our church. It was such a special time as we were surrounding by some of our closest friends. Our church organized a luncheon for us all and allowed time for Everett to be prayed for. We continue to pray for his life as he continues to grow. His Scripture verse that we have chosen for him is from Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." With Everett meaning "courageous" and Shane meaning "the Lord is gracious," we felt that this verse speaks of what we desire for our son. Life isn't always easy (Everett has already had surgery) and God has already allowed him to be strong and courageous through that. We want him to know God is with him and protecting him through everything and he has no reason to be terrified, but to be encouraged that His Creator is always there. Thank you for all of you who continue to pray alongside with us as we learn how to parent our precious Everett to know the love of God.
Sarah Fox (visiting from Charlotte), Kristen, The Finocchiaro's (Heather, John, and Savannah)

Branon and Katy, Jerald and Abbey, Ethan and Ashley

Everett getting a little squirmy during pictures

Everett and Mommy

Everett took his first plane ride and trip to Boston this past week! What a fun-filled and busy weekend we had! Everett and I flew up on Thursday and Adam joined us for the weekend when he arrived Saturday morning. We saw a ton of great friends and introduced Everett to many family members up there, too. Our friends Sandra and Nick got married on Sunday and we were blessed to stay with the Richmonds and Mike & Beth while in town. There are LOTS of pictures from the trip, so click HERE to see them all. Here are just a few highlights:

I had an empty seat next to me on the flight....this is how Everett was for most of the flight! He did awesome both ways sleeping most of the flight.

Our friend Merri picked us up from the airport with her son Eli...aren't the two boys so funny as they look completely confused at us!

My great Uncle Tony and Aunt Judy with Cousin Jason and his sons Nathan and Julien

Great friends - Sarah, Allison, and Tracy

Us at the wedding

Visiting the Federici's after picking up Adam from the airport and stopping at Blue Ribbon BBQ

My cousin Kyle with Everett and I

Everett and Uncle Raymond

Everett loved talking and laughing with my Grandmother -
it was so sweet

1 comment:

Colby and Joanna said...

He is getting so big! What a handsome boy!