Sunday, April 27, 2008
Bounce Houses, Baked Beans, and Baptism
Yesterday was Kitty's baptism and it was a very full day. At 8 am the bounce house arrived (a tradition given to grandkids from my mom on baptism days) and the kids were ecstatic! We invited lots of neighbor kids over to enjoy the fun. It got a bit too warm after lunch, but after the baptism they were back in it bouncing away.
I spent much of the day preparing for relatives to come for dinner after the baptism. Our stake does not allow use of the church after the baptism for family parties, etc. So they all had to come to my house, which is a bit on the small side for 25 people. Instead of doing it outside I set it all up on the back patio and prayed the impending heat would dissipate enough to make it nice outside for the meal. It worked okay, and since the meal requested by Kitty was a 6 foot long sub, the outside atmosphere fit with the picnic food. And the only side dish I had to make was baked beans.
At 4 pm the baptism started and was very nice. Kitty and Sweetie Peach sang "If the Savior Stood Beside Me" with two other girls in our ward. Steve baptized and confirmed her. And then the counselor in the bishopbric who was there asked me to share my testimony. Except for Steve's younger sister and my older brother, we had pretty much all of the family there. We are always so grateful for the support of extended family on these kinds of special occasions. All in all, it was a sweet day!
Scripture of the Day: 1 Cor. 15:29