When Hubby had spoken to Fr. Tom, he had been informed that the priest who would officiate would depend on who’s available. We didn’t mind because we didn’t have any particular preference anyway. Minutes before the baptism, we still didn’t know who the officiating priest would be, so imagine our surprise when it was Fr. Ron Ojeda who came. Since we had the baptistery all to ourselves and the attendees were only our family and friends who we had asked to be Sophie’s godparents, the ceremony was very nice and solemn. And the picture-taking wasn’t rushed or tight either =) After, Fr. Ron stayed a while to make kwento. He mentioned that he was in town just for the Annual Filipino Mission (which he had conducted that past week), and that was his first time to officiate a baptism outside of the Philippines. Now that’s special!
|Sophie in her baptism dress, which was the exact same one her Ate Caila wore for her baptism in 2009|
|family picture with Fr. Ron Ojeda|
|with the godfathers|
|with the godmothers|
We ordered a cake from Mister Baker, and the yummy homemade cupcakes were a gift from our friend Emtee. The Care Bears toppers were made by yours truly.
The giveaways for the godparents were also DIY’d. I found a poem on the internet (different from the ones we sent for the Will You Be My Godparent cards, of course), took photos of Sophie, her hand (which was formed to sign “I love you”), feet and ear, had the card printed at one of the neighborhood photo studios, and inserted these in frames we bought at Ikea.
|our new CFC and KFC HHs|
|our former Unit HH|