Sunday, May 23, 2010

Nolen's Baptism- Week 12

I'm the first to admit that we're not the most religious of people. We were both raised going to church every Sunday, first communions, CCD, the whole shabam. In our older years we haven't made it to church quite as often. Some might even call us Chr-easters (Christmas+Easter.) Whatever our current situation we both agreed that Nolen needed to be Baptized. We checked out the Catholic church in town but soon realized that had way too many requirements for these Chr-easters. Next stop Presbyterian. Here we found a laid back, blue jean wearing, motorcycle riding, Starbucks drinking pastor. We sat down with him to see what kind of requirements they had for baptisms. "Rules?!? We don't really have any rules. If you would like me to baptise your son I would be honored." replied Pastor W. Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner. The Astors are Presbyterian!!!
We had little one baptised this morning during a fun youth service. Pastor W. couldn't have been nicer. He kept telling us how much he had prayed for Nolen (more likely Nolen's parents.) The baptism was simple, sweet, and just what we wanted. Nolen was a rock star, not shedding a tear the entire time. And there we have it, our little man is baptized. (Funny story... the other baby getting baptized today was not only a red head, but his name was Nolan! Random!)

Check out Little mans new kicks. His first pair of Van's! He loved them so much he insisted on napping in them all day. How flippin' cute are they!


  1. Too cute for words. Great day for Nolen as well as his mom and dad. We love you guys. Can't wait to see you.

  2. Congratulations Nolan on your Baptism! What a little cutie he is.


  3. Followed you! Follow me!

    Thank you,
    Paislea Carlson

  4. hahaa... you always crack me up. Well, how sad is this... you know we are still pretty "religious" and hello... Scott's sorta like a preacher in a way, and we JUST LAST MONTH had the baptism for T & H. Like I said... SAD. Time just somehow got away from us!! So embarrassing! Anyway, thankfully there was another toddler doing it too the same service so we weren't the only crappy parents at the front of the church. lol I was a nervous wreck the whole time hoping neither T or H would take off running down the church aisle. Thankfully, they did good (total miracle!). Miss you and can't wait til you're in Augusta!! We will definitely have to meet up and do a girl's shopping day or something!!

  5. Those vans are really cute! They grow REALLY fast - in a few months those cute little feet will have doubled in size. Love and enjoy every second!