Saturday, December 22, 2018

Scenes from a Baptism and the Weekly Menu

Marissa's Baptism was truly amazing and special.  The ceremony was conducted by our Deacon who baptized Marissa as well as 3 infants.  Our friend, Catherine Nutter, did an amazing job of playing and singing this song that has very special meaning for Marissa.

Please join me as I share photos of the ceremony and the celebration that followed.......

Marissa and two of her close friends arriving at the church.


Marissa, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Marissa with her Godparents, Lainie Cherluck and Isaac Trevino.

Getting ready for the group photo.

(l-r) Godmother, Marlaina, me, Deacon Mike, Marissa's sister Maddie, Marissa, Frank, Marissa's brother Brent, Godfather, Issac.

The cake was made by our local Kroger.  They did a very nice job.

The Celebration.

As you can see it was an amazing day.  And the celebrations in this household are continuing all week long as we commemorate our Lord's birth.

Tonight John and Kirsten are joining us for dinner after they sing with Frank and the ensemble at 4 pm. Mass.

Tomorrow we sing at 11:30 Mass, the remainder of the day will be spent preparing Christmas Dinner.

Monday we will be celebrating Christmas Eve with dinner at Frank's brother's house followed by Midnight Mass.

Christmas Day, Frank will be singing at 11:30 Mass.  We will have an open house starting at 3 with a Dinner Buffet that our guests can help themselves to at their leisure.

Wednesday we hope to celebrate Christmas with Marissa's sister in the afternoon and Frank's Aunt and cousin in the evening.

Thursday and Friday are free right now.  We will be packing to leave for our trip to Arizona on Saturday.

I am posting the Weekly Menu which includes the menu for Christmas Day.  I am having a casual open house this year with food that can be prepared ahead of time and just reheated before company arrives.

Bratwurst Sheet Pan Dinner

Atakilt Wat

Monday-Christmas Eve
Dinner at Dan and Rebecca's

Tuesday-Christmas Day Buffet
Mom Klik's Mushroom Soup
Creamed Cucumbers
Pickled Beets
Baked Ham
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Roasted Fresh Kielbasa
Sauerkraut with Smoked Kielbasa
Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans
Three King's Cake

Ham and Rice Casserole


Oatmeal Crusted Chicken Strips
Veggies and Dip


  1. I wish I would have had a couple of the church pics for her book. I didn't even think to ask you if you had pics on your phone. BTW,her book should arrive today. Hope she will like it anyway 😉

  2. Someone must be cutting onions nearby.....

  3. It looks like a great day and congratulations to you all, and especially Marissa!

  4. Nice. And menu of Wednesday is my personal fav. cause it has ham. yummm.
    Mike John.


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