Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Whitney's Baptism

Our sweet Whitney turned eight this month and chose to be baptized.  Since Brandon's baptism took place out in Utah as part of a multi-person event, this was the first time we had to actually organize and plan one of these.  And, phew, it was a lot of work.  But it was SOOOO worth it.  While we missed having more relatives attend, it was a joy to have our ward family share this special day with her.

One of the bad things about being in charge....I either forget or am too busy with hostessing duties to take many photos.  Boo.  Wish I had grabbed my camera sooner, but here's what we got.

Pretty Whitney, ready to go.

Jumping for joy
(pretty impressive vertical in a dress!)

Whit and her Daddy, all dressed in white

Our little family,
after the baptism.

SO glad Gigi and Grandpa could be with us!

Some of our friends who came:
Brianna, Savannah, April

Pam, Christian, and Shelley

April, Olivia, Erika

A lot of little friends entertaining themselves after the baptism!  :)

The hot water in the baptismal font was not working.  It was super cold.  But those watching would have never guessed because Whit handled it like a champ.  Gigi, Shelley, Natalie, and Greg all did such wonderful jobs on their talks.  I was reminded of what a special girl Whitney is.  She is so loving and people notice that.   She has a talent for making others feel good about themselves.  There was such a sweet spirit at the meeting. We're excited for this step in Whitney's life and look forward to watching her learn and grow even more!


  1. aww, way to go, whit! my baptism was kinda awkward in that my dad brought his pastor, who thought i was making a horrible decision. but i loved making that commitment to the Lord! : )

  2. I still can't believe she is 8! And she did such a great job!

  3. Congrats to Whitney! She looked beautiful in her baptism dress.

  4. I LOVE THE JUMPING FOR JOY PHOTO! And the one above it. What a beautiful, freshly baptized, perfect little girl. We are so lucky to have her in our family. Thanks for sharing the baptism day. Everyone looks purely joyful.
    Grandma Sweat