Sunday, May 4, 2008
As many of you know, Kenny recently turned eight years old and yesterday was his baptism. He was pretty excited most of the day and the nerves hit right before we started the meeting. But once we sat down and listened to Mom's and Dusty's talks, we both calmed down a little. He was smiling (which isn't rare for Kenny) as we walked down into the font. Of course, I couldn't remember the prayer and even forgot to say his name, but once I said it correctly he went down in one try. The confirmation was great and Barton, Dusty, Jack, and Randy were all there to stand in, along with the entire bishopric. Lots of the family came: Barton and Mom, Randy and Kari and family, Dusty and Tara and family, Jack and Nan (we invited Stacey and Will who couldn't be there but Jack and Nan did come with with two of Stacey's kids--Dream and Zion--so that was good), and Josh and Reyna's family. Frisco's best friend came with his mom and sisters as well. I must say that we have a great ward as two representatives from the primary, all the bishopric, the wife of the second counselor in the Elders Quorum, and my home teaching companion and his family were all there--even though we didn't invite them (something I am very embarrassed about). Afterwards, we came home and had a barbeque while everyone sat around at talked. It's always great to have everyone all together and see all the cousins with eachother, but this time it was special because it rarely happens at our house. Ana did a great job preparing for everyone and we are thankful for everyone's help with food and clean-up. Overall, the day was fantastic!