Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ellie's Baptism--2012

Ellie's 8th birthday fell on a Saturday this year, which was perfect timing logistically for her to be baptized on the same day.

We are fortunate enough to live within a two hour driving distance from the Susquehanna River...(the same      place that Joseph Smith was baptized).

Jake was baptized here as well but under far less favorable weather circumstances.

Ellie and Jake were both lucky to have been able to have their baptisms here since I think this area is       blocked off now because the church is building a visitors center.

I'm not sure if Ellie realized the real significance of being baptized here, but I'm sure when she looks back on this later in life, she will.

In addition to my mom coming, we invited several families from our ward to join us...(so great of them to make the trip!)  The Taylors, Nelsons, Atkinsons, Pynes, Bayless, and Prince families were in attendance...

It wouldn't be an official event without a loaf of Susan's sheephearder bread...
Here is Fred proudly displaying the bounty!

Everyone brought their camp chairs and we had a picnic in the shade...
It was a super hot day, so the cold chicken salads, and fruit were the perfect accompaniment.

We felt very blessed to have had our family and friends there to support Ellie...

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