Always Crazy, Always Fun, Always Love

Ray Romano once compared life with twins to living in a frat house. As he put it, "no one sleeps, there is a lot of noise and a lot of throwing up." I find this very true with 4 young children, including twins. However, though things are always crazy, we always try to have fun and, most certainly, always love each other.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Baptism Day!

Yesterday was a big day in our house. Kenny was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where we are members. As I wrote about before, he just turned 8 a few weeks ago. In our church, this is our normal age of baptism. The reason for this age as opposed to infancy or adulthood, is we believe that the Lord has revealed it is at this age that a child can truly begin to understand the difference between right and wrong and to follow a Christ centered life.

Kenny was very excited for his special day and his smile and energy proved it. Aaron was excited to be able to perform the ordinance for his first born son. They are both dressed in white to symbolize purity and cleanliness, as baptism is, in part, a symbolic washing away of sins.
It was a really good day and we had a great turn out of family and friends. We were so happy to have everyone there. While my immediately family are members of our faith, Aaron's family is not and they are the biggest example of being supportive. Though they believe differently, they made it a point to be there to celebrate this event with us because it was important to us. They are truly good people who we love dearly and are thankful to call our family. To me, that is exactly what being supportive is about. Being there for family and friends because it is important to them. Here are some pictures of his family. I didn't get many of my family or friends because by the time we finally got into "picture mode" at the end, most of them had to leave. But, there have been pictures of them here before.

This is Aaron's sister, Rachael and her 1 year old son, Dominic.

This is Aaron's sister Sarah and her husband Jeff, and their kids Kurtis and Joey.

And, this is us with them. One of the rare times we are all together for a picture. Aaron and his siblings, with all kids. The only one missing is Jeff's daughter, Lindsey.

Here is Kenny with his Sunday School teacher. She gave him a really neat book to record the memories of the day.

And, the one picture of my family I captured, my Grandmother, Mom and Dad.

After the baptism, we invited family to come over to house for lunch afterwards. My hope was to have a picnic outside, since my house is a shoebox and we were expecting quite a few, but unfortunately, it rained and rained. So, we were a bit squished, but it was still a good day. We had a wonderful afternoon visiting and eating and just hanging out together. Aaron's mom even came up from Florida for the event! Here she is with her two kids!
And, of course, a couple cute pictures of the girls during lunch with the family:
Ellie turning a bracelet into an earring.

And, Meghan discovering ways to reach things she wants.....


Katie said...

It really was perfect. (AND YOUR FOOD WAS DELICIOUS!)

Kelly said...

It was a great day!! So happy to have been there- and yes, the desserts were delish- but I expect no less- you are a fantastic baker!!

Autumn said...

Congrats to Kenny!!! I'm so sorry I missed it.

Breezi said...

Woo Hoo! Go Kenny!!