Sunday, July 31, 2011

Spencer's Baptism, 10/9/10

Spencer's Baptism was wonderful. It was just what I thought it would be like. My wonderful family drove all the way from Cincinnati, except for my sister Alissa and her family, whom we missed SO much! It always feels so incomplete without everyone there.

We had a BLAST!! Here are some of the things we did together......

All the boys ready to swim in Nana and Popi's hotel pool!!

Having a picnic at the park...

Played with one of my cutie patootie pie nephews. Oh, I just couldn't get enough of his blue eyes and yummy cheeks!
Lauryn couldn't get enough of "Baby Evan" either!
Attempting a pyramid....
Cousins enjoying time together....

Dan with the Bishop and 1st Counselor at the baptism
Me and my beautiful Mom....
Spencer and his cousin, James.
My sister Heather and her baby Evan

Family photo
Spencer with Daddy
Here's my sweet boy straight out of the waters of baptism, pure and clean......

I love this...nothing makes me more happy!
At the reception afterwards.  Sorry, Dan, I just couldn't resist :-)

It warms my heart so much that he decided on his own to be baptized.  That is what I want for all my children.  That they have their own desire within them to do what is right, follow the commandments, and keep a close relationship with our Heavenly Father.  We have the gift of free agency and as my children get older, it's becoming a reality to me that they have to start making decisions on their own and be accountable for them.  I just hope and pray they are good ones!

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