Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Good Ole Fairview Water

On Sunday, January 29th, we celebrated the ordinance of baptism at Fairview Baptist Church.  This was a special day for our family because Levi was publicly saying that he is following Christ through the symbol of baptism.  He woke up that morning nervous, but excited!  He wasn't sure if he could touch in the baptistry or how long his dad would hold him under!  

Matt always starts the baptism service by telling the congregation that there is nothing special about the water in the baptistry.  "It's just good ole Fairview water straight out of the lake."  What makes this event special is the act of obedience that is taking place.  The candidates for baptism have already made the decision to place their faith in Christ and now they are proclaiming to the world that they are following Him. 
The Bible says in Matthew 10:32, "Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven."
I am so thankful for God's salvation in my own life and the life of my entire family!  
It was truly a day of celebration and one I will always remember!
"Good Ole Fairview Water"
Great Grandma Ortego

Nana and Papa

Grammy and Pepaw

Uncle J., Aunt DD, and Zac
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Double Digits

My first born turned 10 on January 24th and we celebrated BIG!
I wonder where the time has gone and wonder if the next 10 years will pass as quickly?

On her actual birthday, we went to eat at the restaurant of  her choice....Cracker Barrel.  Her food of choice was chicken and dumplins.  Yep...she's a country girl!
Daddy's Pumpkin
Mama's Sweet Pea

Nana's Helper
Papa's Girl
Uncle Jarrod and Chance
Ms. Sherry and Ms. Marvine celebrated with us after the Evangelism Conference.
For her party, she wanted to invite friends to go skating.  They skated their hearts out for two and a half hours and they had lots of bruises and blisters to prove it!

Special gift from mom and dad.

Aubree was the youngest friend at her party!

 Happy 10th Birthday Claire!