Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Mommy and Daddy came to visit!

Thanks to Emma turning 8, we had a nice visit by my Mommy and Daddy!! And would you believe, I didn't get a single picture of them while they were here :( They drove across the country in 2 days! They had 3 drivers so they were just able to drive and drive and drive!! My mom helped me get things ready for Emmas baptism and my Dad put up a shelf in the basement and got me started on re-caulking my bathtub. We went on a hike to the Paw Paw tunnel and the kids really enjoyed going through the tunnel with flashlights. My mom, Sarina, Becca and I went shopping all day at the outlets. It just wouldn't be a trip to my house without a stop at the outlets!
Ben and Trey
Ben and Chase
(They had so much fun together during this visit!)

Ben and Sarina stayed in a hotel with a pool, so we took advantage of that one night. We got milkshakes late one night and stayed up playing cards.
Emma was being a fountain, not sure if you can see the water she is spitting out of her mouth

This is my beautiful niece, Avery!

I love having family come to visit and hope that one day we will live close enough to them to spend more time together. So until then, I will take more pictures so I have them as our memories.

Emmas Baptism

Emma and Daddy before her baptism

Emma turned 8 on June 1st and we had her baptism on June 2nd. She had so many friends and family come. My mom and dad, my brother Ben and his wife Sarina and my sister Becca and her sweet daughter Avery, all came from Utah! She had 3 friends come from school and many church friends.

In our Church, children are baptized when they turn 8. It is called the "age of accountability." At this age, they know right from wrong and can make decisions on their own. She has been counting down the months and then days until her special day!!

Her Gram and Grandpa gave talks on Baptism and the Holy Ghost. Her Uncle Ben was a witness and her Aunt Sarina and Becca gave prayers. Trey and I sang "I like to look for Rainbows" and he did a great job. That boy has a wonderful voice and was really excited to surprise his sister with our duet.
Emma and her Uncle Ben

A special moment between us happened when I took her through the restroom to the baptismal font. I gave her a hug and told her how proud I was of her and she said that she had been waiting for this day for so long and couldn't believe it was finally here! It was the sweetest thing and I told her that she would remember this day for the rest of her life.

After the baptism, we had a dinner for the guests. Emma requested a cake that was like a wedding cake with tiers. A sweet lady in our Ward made this wonderfully yummy cake!