Petra is now 6 months and looking at the calendar, I have to pick a weekend for her. We did a 'Welcome Ceremony' for Beckett when he was born. Josh and I were both on the same page feeling like hypocrites if we did a formal baptism linked with a specific religion that we have no affiliation with. I'm certain some family members were not quite sure of this and were perhaps disappointed with our choice- but we do feel strongly about teaching our kids about all religions, exposing them to different ways of thinking and living. So to those of you still questioning our decision, here it is in a nut shell: We wanted to welcome our new baby surrounded by family sharing their feelings and prayers in an intimate way. Everyone read a poem or something they wrote themselves. We designated Godparents and vowed to teach, protect, and guide Beckett throughout his life to the best of our abilities and to always love him for who he is and who he will become. That's it- no church needed, thank you. God loves all- correct?