Our Journey Towards Parenthood: Welcome to the Christian World Baby Rhian

This is a super late post, sorry medyo busy lang ang nanay sa pag aalaga ng bagets plus hinintay pa namin yung mga photos from our official photographer. :p

Anyway, we decided to have Rhian baptized when she was three months old, sabi kasi nila (older people) di pwedeng ilabas ang baby pag hindi pa nabibinyagan, so last April 26 Saturday we welcome our little angel in the Christian community; this is one of our goals in 2014. Planning the first very special event of our daughter is so easy for me because I have lots of friends who helped me in this occasion.  I’ll be writing a separate post about the list of suppliers next week, promise! Hehe.

Before the ceremony, Ian and I together with two sponsors attended the seminar. This is required by the church prior to the baptism. The session starts at 9am until 10:15am discussing the role of parents and godparents and the importance of baptism. Then right after the seminar we went back to our home to fetch our baby girl. The rite of baptism starts around 11:30am which last for about 20 minutes. By the way, I want to thank the godparents of Rhian who were at the church early.

Before the Ceremony

Team Villareal 
Mommy and Baby Rhian

The Ceremony

Scriptural Readings and Homily

Anointing off Chrism

Lighted Candles

 Blessing and Invocation of God over Baptismal Water

Putting the white cap


Picture Taking

Happy Family
Family Picture with Father 
Proud Grandparents 

To the godparent, we’re looking forward to Rhian growing up with your unconditional love and guidance.
God Mothers
God Fathers

The actual rites were solemn and short just like what we hoped it to be. Oopppsss.. Before I forgot,  Rhian is sleeping during the ceremony, kaya tuwang tuwa si Father sa kanya. ^_^

At The Reception

Before we start the program, a short prayer was led by her Ninang Elaine followed by short message from her ninongs and ninangs.

Ninong Daryl, Ninong Noel and Ninong Henry
Ninong Ruel, Ninong Marc and Ninong Venri
Ninang Cha, Ninang Steph and Ninang Jack 
Ninang Roan, Ninang Gen and Ninang Olyn

We had a simple lunch, chickahan moments with our friends and of course, mawawala ba ang unlimited picture taking per table.
Top: with F21 Friends
Middle: with Family (RN Side)
Lower: with Family (RN Side)
Top: with Family (Ian's Side)
Middle:  with FDC Friends
Lower:  with Oberthur Officemates
Upper Left: with Sam    
Upper Right: with Ninang Steph
Lower Left: with Ninong Daryl
Lower Right: with Lola Cynthia

After the picture taking, we gave a simple speech to our guests. Maikli lang naman pero galing naman sa puso. Naks!

Daddy Ian and Mommy RN 
Team Villareal

We found that baptismal celebration simply enjoyable. The party was success! Everyone was satisfied with the food, good conversation and unconditional love. Together with our family, relatives and friends, we welcome Rhian into the Christian world. This is exactly we got what we wanted. 

Finally at home with all of Rhian’s gifts. 

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