Friday after work we headed up to Grand Rapids to see Katie get baptized on Saturday. The drive is so much easier now that they are only 41/2 hrs. away instead of 10. However, the weather wasn't too cooperative. We had torrential rains on and off the whole way. But we made it without any mishaps and the weekend was great. Saturday the weather was very nice early on (only rained that night).In the Mormon church children are baptized when they turn 8. Katie was very excited for her day and she looked adorable in her white dresses..one to get dunked in and one for after. Everything went off without a hitch and there was a good turnout. It was a quick trip, we came home today and it didn't rain at all! (until tonight)Craig and Amy are coming down this next weekend so even though we didn't stay long it made saying goodbye easier when we know we'll see them again in a few days. Hooray! Here's what the clouds looked like..a bit scary and the winds were crazy too!
This is the dress that Katie got baptized in. It was nice she didn't have to wear a jump suit that the kids sometimes have to wear..she's a girlie girl and this dress looked great!
Katie would need a towel to dry off with and I had my friend Dawn make this one for her to remember the day..I thought it turned out really cute. Thanks so much Dawn!
Group shot..everyone smile!
Craig and Katie just before the baptism. Daddy's little girl is 8..can't believe it!
I really like the white dress that Katie changed into after the baptism part of the ceremony.
This is one happy little girl...and so cute too!
After all the excitement of the morning it's time for a little swing time in the back yard..It was a fun weekend and we're proud of our little Katie Peanut!