We had our sweet Luke dedicated at church on Sunday.

Little boy outfits are growing on me, especially These shoes! Love them!
We also had the girls dedicated when they were babies. What is the difference between a dedication and baptism, you might ask? We choose to dedicate. A dedication is where the baby is dedicated to God, it welcomes the baby into the church, and has the parents dedicate themselves to raising the child as a Christian and ask for prayer and support from friends, families and church.

When Luke (and the girls) understand what it means to be baptized and ask Christ into their lives, then they can be baptized then they can make that choice. 

The verse we chose for Kevin read at Luke's dedication was:
Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."

Our hope & prayer is that sweet Luke will grow up to be a man who loves the Lord, trusts the Lord and depends on the Lord in all things.

After church, we came back to our house for a luncheon reception with our families & the people in our Small Group. You know me....any excuse to have a party :)
Lunch was simple. Sandwiches & Salads.
I need to blog my tortellini pasta salad recipe. So good!
 The weather was GORGEOUS! 85 degrees! Couldn't have asked for better weather!

Lovely ladies in our small group:
Of course, it isn't a party without one of my mother in law's cakes!
 Cross cookies for the kids:
 Luke with both sets of Grandparents. So blessed to live within 5 minutes of both.

Our prayer is that God give us wisdom and guidance as we raise him and that he will come to know God's great love for him.
We are so thankful to God for surprising us and blessing our family with Luke.
Thank you God, for this good and perfect gift!
He is a true joy and I can't imagine our family without him.


  1. What a special day! Please please please blog that tortellini pasta salad recipe, yum!

  2. You are beautiful! It's funny that you just talked about learning to relish the positions you are in, because you certainly look so joyful and fulfilled in these pictures. :) Congratulations on Luke's dedication!

  3. Beautiful pictures for such a special & important day! and yes, please blog that recipe for the pasta salad...looks delicious!

  4. You have such a beautiful family. It warmed my heart to see you dedicated little Luke to the Lord.He is such a handsome little boy.
    Your luncheon looks so delicious. I too would love the salad recipe.
    God bless your family. Blessings, Becky

  5. What a beautiful day! And yes, please blog that pasta recipe soon. It looks delicious for a summer night and is that artichoke in there? Yummy!

  6. Beautiful pictures!

    We had our little guy dedicated just a couple of weeks ago. Six weeks after our original date, we finally got it done...Colorado weather caused us to reschedule three times!

  7. What a beautiful day you had for Luke's special celebration. We had a dedication for our three kiddos as well. I saw you posted in instagram your kids swam on Sunday...so did mine. It was 87 here in my part of Northern Ca.
    Yes, I would love the recipe for you pasta salad it looks wonderful!
    Your parties are the best...what lucky friends you have. :)

  8. Such a special day! We had both our girls baptized when they were babies. With our baby boy though, we will be doing a dedication as well and letting them choose when they are ready to be baptized.

    Your party looked amazing!

  9. What a beautiful, special day! Yes - please blog that salad recipe. It looks wonderful!

  10. What a special, special day! God bless your sweet little family!

  11. looks like such a fun and meaningful event!!!

    Beautiful family!!!

  12. such a significant day! he is absolutely darling.

  13. SO sweet! What a special day and WHAT A GREAT explanation of a dedication! :-) Love! :-)

  14. What a great day! Love the last two pictures of Luke with you and Kevin. His smile is precious!! You can throw a party!! Looks like you all had a blast. Love the verses you chose to read for his dedication. Such a special day!


  15. What a great day! I like how you and the ladies in your small group are kind of color coordinated :)

  16. What a beautiful boy, you are truly blessed. I saw your link on PROWESS AND PEARLS and I think your site is lovely. When you have a chance, please stop by Mypersonalaccent.com and say hello.

  17. Such a special day for your family. The food looks amazing. It looks like you had one great party!

  18. how sweet! what a special day to dedicate Luke to the Lord!
    I wish I had thought to throw Nolan a little party after his dedication last summer. I love the straws, napkins, sticks in the wraps, and the cross cookies :)


  19. I love the cupcake toppers etc. you made for Luke's dedication! We are baptizing June on May 12, could I custom order some stuff from you or is it too late notice?

  20. Beautiful! (As usual :) Best of all, here's to all the amazing things God has planned for Luke!

  21. We're having our 6 month old daughter dedicated on Mother's Day. Thank you for the great ideas! :)

  22. Please post the recipe for the pasta salad. It looks delicious!

  23. What a wonderful day and WONDERFUL meal/party! I love the ideas! Any chance you will share the printables? :)




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