Anna was baptized Saturday morning. Because of my cousin's wedding we were allowed to do our own family baptism. It was very sweet. Baptisms are always very emotional for me, but when it's your own child it is even more touching. Dave's brother Jim (and his wife Amber and baby Jacob) live here in Pocatello and his other brother Matt is going to BYU-Idaho so they all came too.
Akayla played the piano for the baptism
We had a quick lunch after the baptism, then the adults and Genelle rushed off to Twin Falls (about 2 hours from here) for our cousin's wedding. We left Genelle with the 2 babies while we were at the sealing. Leandra slept the whole time and Genelle got to hold baby Ambree. After the sealing we did some sight seeing - Shoshone Falls, and some scenic overlooks. Then we went to the reception. By the time we got back to our house it was 9:00.......but we had promised the kids we would go play laser tag at the church. So we did and it was worth staying up extra late! We got home around 12:00 a.m. (because of daylight savings it was more like 1:00).
cousin James and my brother Brandon
Sunday morning was Leandra's blessing. Luckily we have 12:30 church or we would never have made it on time! That's a lot of showers for only 3 bathrooms! Leandra was perfect and Dave gave her a beautiful blessing. It was so nice having so much family here - we have had many blessings with only Dave and my dad in the circle.
After church we had a delicious meal and Erin took pictures of the baptism girl and the 2 babies. I can't wait to post them - I know they are going to be darling!
Nana's pasta sauce and breadsticks