Monday, May 12, 2014

A Special Day

 Last Sunday my twin eight-year-old nieces were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

They were baptized by my younger brother Peter, who also happens to be their Daddy!    

They were so excited to take this special step in their lives and as they stood in the baptismal waters giggling happily together, it was hard not to be enchanted by the deep bonds of friendship they share between them.

After their baptisms they dressed in the beautiful dresses homemade by their Grandma Baldwin, who sadly had just had surgery and was unable to attend. 

We were so happy to be a part of that wonderful day, along with my brother Matt and his family, my parents, my sister AnnaLisa, my Nana, and Mika's father, Lonnie.    

The boy cousins (minus Spencer and Andrew)  had a fun time running around together.

My mom and dad with 10 of their 13 grandchildren.  

Traveling was tiring for my Nana (and my parents), but it was such a joy to have them there!

More guy bonding...

and looking all GQ...

My mom's still got the moves too!

My Dad with Adam and Davin.  And Ellie having a chat with Bridgette.  

My Nana, Mom, and Dad with Lauren and McKenzie.  

Mika's dad came all the way from Washington State to be there. 

It was a privilege to spend the day with family...

and we've got a little nine-year-old girl in our family, who loves playing "big sister",  who's really hoping it won't be long before the next family gathering.  

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