Saturday, September 01, 2007

Eden's Big Day

After a week of rainy weather, we finally had a break and the day was beautiful and sunny. Since it's a holiday weekend we were a little concerned that the beach might be crowded, but we only saw a couple of fishermen--it was quiet and beautiful.
Eden and I did the program last night and it was then that she asked if Sam could baptize her instead of Dad. Sam's response: "I'd love to baptize you Eden. It would be an honor." He's such a nice guy.
Eden was excited and a little self-concious which is normal I think. She had asked Jake to give a talk about baptism and he directed it right to her. He reminded her of something that Mal had said in a birthday note. She said that since she was the last one of the kids to be baptized that she was key to us having our whole family together forever. After the ordinance, Ezra read Matt. 5:14-16, then Dad confirmed her and as acting B.P. welcomed her to the Church and the branch. After the service, the Brown's gave her a plumeria lei and then the family went out for brunch.
A little last-minute instruction... "Is this deep enough?" We had to check for high tide, otherwise they would've had to walk half way out to the reef.
Congratulations from Jake...
and from the pre-8-year-old set.
Happiness is...
Family.

8 comments:

Calandria said...

congratulations, Eden! It's great to see a family picture of you all.

bob said...

are you okay now mal? are you STRAUGHT?! hahaha! anyway congrats stinky! hey, and tell ugly and mouse to stop growing...are you all determined to see me as the shortest one of all!

Lee said...

Big hug from me here!!

By the way, I think it's great that Sam did it. Isn't it nice to have big brothers?

Mallory said...

Actually I realized shortly after writing my comment on the previous post, that the baptism hadn't happened yet. And yes, I am no longer "straught" Lexi. Thanks for your concern.

It sounds like the boys did a good job. Do you realize, we are now at the point we were at back when Lexi and I were the only girls? Three boys at home and two girls. Kait and I get to share the memories of being the middle children. (Only in families of 8 kids or more does the middle child happen twice for any extended period of time.)

Tikla said...

Awwwwwwwww! Congrates Eden!

Tikla said...

I mean congr"eight"s! :D

Saipan Kat said...

Wow! Everyone looks great... my friend, Angelo, sent me a link to your blog. Awww, Eden, you're all grown up, Congratulations! ... I miss you guys and Mrs. Conner noone has ever topped your pecan pie...

ML said...

Hey Saipan Kat! It's great to hear from you! It's amazing that although we live on a small island we can go such a long time without running into each other...