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This weekend will go down as one of the most meaningful and monumental times for our little family.

Kate was baptized on Saturday.  She radiated joy!  Kate is the rock of our family.  She is always wanting to do what's right.  Later that night, my parents took some grandkids to McDonalds.  Davey was playing in the area sectioned off for kids three and under.  This concerned Kate because Davey is four, and she did not feel good about crossing the invisible line to help with Davey.  Her desire to follow Christ's example with exactness makes me want to do better...and roll my eyes at times.  

Maggie was blessed on Sunday.  She cried the whole time.  Matt said many wonderful things.  Here are a few phrases my cousin wrote down afterward, "Your birth and arrival was made possible because of the love and care of many, both on this side of the veil and the other side."  Also summarizing, "You've been given the gift of charity...the desire to serve others as you've been served.  You've been given the beautiful gift of a mortal and imperfect body.  Your body is a gift from God and is a temple.  It is a blessing.  You are blessed with a happy quick to laugh and slow to anger."

These two ordinances need no fancy luncheons and dresses to make them special.  But sharing them with friends and family added to the joy.  

Kate with her great grandmas.

 Uncle Kelly, all the way from Houston, was able to make it for the baptism.  What a treat!

Nana and Pa wanted get Maggie her blessing dress.  I wanted it to be short, simple and ivory.  Tough find.  My cousin makes dresses, so I  sent her a few pictures of what I like, and she went to work.   Love it! Thanks Nana, Pa, and Savannah for outfitting Little Mags.

This is Josie during our family picture on Saturday.  The picture turned out blurry, but I just had to include this close-up.  It's so hard when the other sisters are getting so much attention!  Love that girl.


  1. What a beautiful and special time for your family. I was baptized the same weekend that my baby sister was blessed as well (you and me Kate!!). It is such a special thing to share! Matt's blessing brought me to tears. I sure love the gospel and all the comfort, peace and hope it brings. I love all of these pictures (Millie, you are gorgeous!) and am so glad you were able to spend this time with so many members of your family. Sure love you guys!

  2. Love those events and those kids! I love notes from baby blessings, too. They can be great guides. Hugs from Texas!

  3. Can you believe our babies are baptized? Quinn was baptized last month, and it was so amazing. I can't believe how big they have gotten. I feel like it was just yesterday that they were crawling around the floor during Relief Society. Congrats to you and your family on such a special week!

  4. What a great weekend! The pictures are awesome! Congrats on both special events, please give the kids hugs from their AZ family. xoxox

  5. Special day for an amazing family!
    We love you guys!

  6. Congratulations!! What a special weekend!


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