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 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.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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.
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!