Sunday, February 1, 2009

Emily gets Baptized

Emily turned 8 this past summer. She had a fabulous slumber party to celebrate her birthday. Then the next question quickly followed. When was she going to get baptized? The long awaited event has now happened. Yesterday.
We had a wonderful program. Grandma Ginger gave a talk about baptism. She even had part of the wall of Jerusalem with a strait gate representing baptism. Emily wore the dress that I wore when I was baptized. She looked beautiful : )
Emily was lucky to be baptized and confirmed by Robert Burgoyne, such a good family friend. He did a great job of explaining how to be baptized and helping her feel comfortable.
Here is Emily with the entire Burgoyne family. They have pretty much known Emily her entire life.
Even though the Littles had friends in town for the weekend, they still made it top priority to be there for Emily. This is another family that has known Emily her entire life. I can remember Lori bringing Adriana over for a visit. Em was peacefully sleeping in the baby swing! Thanks for coming guys! That really made Em feel special.
Here is all the local family. It is great to be able to be part of each others lives. Thank you for supporting her!
Many times during the program the question was asked, "What happens after baptism?" One answer is Chinese BUFFET! We started this yummy tradition after Ry's baptism and continued it with Emily's.
Here is one end of the table. As you see Andrew enjoyed the yummy chicken on sticks.
The other end. Louise is behind mom...that is her hand coming out of mom's shoulder. (I am such a good photographer!)

8 comments:

amyg said...

Congratulations! What an exciting day for her. I am so happy for you all.

Cynthia said...

Congratulations Emily!! You're right, she does look beautiful, and very happy. What a special day.

Mark and Tara Christiansen said...

This is wonderful! Emily looks beautiful.

Scrappycook said...

Congratulations Emily!

Louise said...

It was such a great day! And I am a big fan of the buffet tradition ;-)

Aryn said...

1 - Your mom shouldn't feel bad that she has a tiny hand growing from her arm. Andy Garcia was born with an undeveloped twin the size of a tennis ball on his shoulder. She's in good company.

2 - I love that furry suit your brother's little nugget is wearing. Do you know what I'd give to have someone wrap me up in that and hold me? And she's crying... for shame :)

3 - Congratulations Emily! SHe's darling.

4 - Love the pictures of you and Erik and the extended family.

Maren said...

Congratulations, Emily! The pictures are great. I love that you have a baptism/buffet tradition. When I was growing up we always went to the "King's Court" buffet after one of us was baptized.

Sarah said...

Congrats, that is exciting! We sure miss you guys