Monday, December 06, 2010

A new Favorite day.

I have a new day to add to my list of FAVORITE DAYS EVER. This past saturday ranks up there with my wedding day, and the births of my three babies. On Thursday Holley turned 8, Friday was her birthday party with her friends, and Saturday was her Baptism. The day was very special and very full of the spirit. I'm so proud of her decision to be baptized, and of the amazing girl she is becoming. Holley, I love you SO MUCH. I've always known that when this day came it would be a special one, but I never would have guessed that it would have been as amazingly wonderful as it was, and how much it would fill me with the spirit, and with Joy.

After the baptism we had a family lunch at our house, and then gave Holley a few "baptism" gifts, and Derek did a little presentation where he read the poem "Three white Dresses" And showed on a powerpoint, (hooked up to our projector, so everyone could see well.) Pictures of Holley in her blessing dress and then in her baptism dress. (as he read the poem, so they fit in at the right times.) He then showed pictures of me in my "three white dresses" and talked to her about following in her mother's footsteps, and preparing to go to the temple. He had everyone crying. Especially me, and even himself.

When he showed my baptism picture we were all amazed how much it looked like Holley. It surprised me especially I think because I always considered myself such an awkward child, and my Holley such a pretty one. Here are the pictures.

Holley in her blessing dress.


Emily Harkness said...

Congratulations on such a special day! I can't believe you have an 8 year old! She is so beautiful. She really does look a lot like you did!!! AND I can't believe how grown up your baby Daelyn is! Time really flies. Hope your holidays are wonderful!! And I hope you are all doing well.

Jenn said...

I love this sweet post and I can hardly believe she is old enough to be baptized! Congrats, what a special day! Love to see pictures of your sweet family! It has been WAY too long! Merry Christmas to you guys!!

Dax and Steph said...

We wish we could have come! Tell Holley we love her and are proud of her. I was going to send her a little something but I am a big time slacker. Hopefully I can get to it soon. I can't believe how much she looks like you! Hopefully we get to see you guys sometime soon!

Jessica said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a beautiful day. My daughter is really excited to get baptized in the spring and to start attending activity days! I am the leader for the eight year olds in our ward and she can't wait to come join the fun!

ohmylanta said...

Congrats! That is a great day. This next year my 2nd child will be baptized. I'm getting old.

Did you cut your hair? You are a babe!