Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Emma's Baptism...

What a wonderful day we had on July 5th! It was Emma's baptism day and we are so proud of her. We had lots of family at the baptism and we are so grateful to all of those who traveled far to get here. It was a fun day! After the baptism we had a picnic with all the family (which I totally forgot to take pictures at).
After the picnic we found a fun little swimming pool and most of Dave's sisters and their kids all geared up for swimming and we had a great time. We are sure thankful for family and for their support. Also, we are so happy that Emma was prepared and ready to be baptized. When I was helping her change out of her wet clothes after the baptism she said, "I feel so good!" Emma wrote in her journal about her experience and the first line of her journal reads, "...on one good Saturday I got baptized." It was one good Saturday!

Happy Fourth!

So I didn't get a ton of 4th of July pictures like I normally do but here are a few to share of the kids. We had a good holiday...different than normal but it was fun. We usually go to the parade but didn't and usually go to the firework but didn't. We had a lot of family coming in to town for Emma's baptism and decided to do things different this year and spend time with them. We spent most of the day at Dave's Aunt Marie's house just visiting and had a great barbeque with family. We did end up going to the fireworks in Menan which were good and we were able to get home in no time. All in all it was a great day and maybe next year the kids will be able to do the "normal" fourth of July festivities that they look forward to each year!