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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Michael's Baptism

What a great weekend! Dad came up to visit and attend Michael's baptism. It was standing room only in the Relief Society room Saturday night. I couldn't believe how many people came. Lots of friends came, Shane's parents came, and several people I didn't even recognize. Glenn Unklesbay spoke and had great insight on joining the church as a teenager. Chris, Michael's brother, baptized Michael. That was really cool. Chris joined the church last year and was honored to be the one to baptize his "little" brother. Michael's mom, dad, and grandparents also came. They are really fun people and "grandpa" had us all laughing when he started acting up during the picture taking. (Wouldn't you know my camera died just when he got silly! I hope to get copies.)

Chris, Michael, and Shane (he confirmed Michael in Sacrament Meeting on Sunday.)
After the baptism, Michael and Chris came up with "M is for Mormon"!
Darlene (Michael's mom), Michael, his grandparents (so sweet), Chris, and Mark (Michael's dad) in the church foyer after the baptism.
Our families went out together to McDonalds for a little celebratory ice cream. Things got a little messy!
Jared got really sticky by the time this ice cream was gone.

Grandpa Schofield got a great seat at the kids' table. Next to Hunter on the left is Alanna, a neighbor friend.)
We noticed that all the little kids had left the table and Grandpa was all alone. (He was really okay with that.) Mikayla was worried about him and went over to rescue him. I can't believe this is the only picture I got of Jessica before my camera battery died.
What a great night!
p.s. For those of you who might not know, Michael is Jessica's boyfriend and a real sweetheart. He's like a big brother to all our other kids. We love him!


Kim said...

What an exciting event! Glad to know it all went so well.

Leslie said...

Wow! Congratulations to Michael and to your family! That's great! And, I had no idea that Chris and Michael were brothers!

corrie said...

What a beautiful night for everyone, I'm sorry we couldn't be there. I'm so happy for your family!

Mama D said...

Thanks for posting about this. I was working and couldn't make it, although Ray and the kids did. I was sad to miss it! Congrats to Michael!

heather said...

Those are great pictures. I'm so happy for him and for your family too. I'm sure that was a very special day.

gordonfan said...

And a spiritual feast it was. Syl and both feel very privilaged and honored to have been able to be there.

Papa D said...

Michael really is a special kid, and he couldn't have a better match at this point in his life than Jessica.

Christopher Feldmann said...

Seriously... Why quotation marks on the word "little"? Michael is my little brother in every way - both age and size. Do you even KNOW how to use quotation marks? ;D