We went home to California for Emma's baptism and were able to have many members of the family in attendance. Uncle Richard presided over and conducted the meeting. Aunt Mena gave the talk on baptism and Grandma Wright gave the talk on the Holy Ghost while Aunt Holly and Aunt Salli offered the prayers. Uncle Tony and Uncle Mario were the witnesses for the baptism, Madi was the pianist and Lindsey was the chorister. Emma's baptism was a beautiful experience. She started crying during one of the songs and told me later that she was crying because she was so happy. I explained to her that, that was the spirit she felt and she was so happy to know that she was able to feel it. Emma is a great girl, so full of love and kindness. We love having her as the caboose in our family. Did I mention the weather was perfect? Something we haven't seen in a while.
Here is a full body shot of the dress Emma chose. Grandma Woods wins for choosing the right dress with Ruth in second place for choosing it along with #2.
Madi and Mikayla with Miranda(their friend from Rocklin). In our old Rocklin ward we had many youth with names that started with M. We had, Madison, Madison, Miranda, Miranda, Marissa, Mikayla, Merrin, McKenzie, Megan and I'm sure I am forgetting some. I would sometimes get tongue tied but I loved them all.
I took this picture because I noticed Mikayla was helping Hailey with her lunch and I thought it was sweeet.
One of these things is not like the others, some of these things are kind of the same, can you guess which thing is not like the others now before I finish this song! Hee Hee
We had an Easter egg hunt after the baptism for the younger kids. When I said "all kids under 12 line up by me", there were only about 6 of them. The grandkids are all growing up. It wasn't too long ago that under 12 was most of the grandkids.
These two cousins, Taylor and Stone, are still best buddies. They are a week apart and if they had it their way, they would still have all their birthdays together.