The day has come and gone, but I still remember the Spirit that filled our home that day. I am still in awe that my sweet little baby is already 8 years old. She is a beautiful, tender-hearted girl who loves the gospel and Jesus Christ and her Heavenly Father. She was super excited to get baptized! We were lucky enough to have so many family members here to celebrate this special day with her. Grandma and Grandpa Madsen, Spencer and Leanne and even Elaine and baby Kat got so come! That was super special because Lindsay, Logan, Jeff and Ryan had never met her before. She’s such a little cutie and Lindsay enjoyed holding her and having her around. Grandma and Grandpa Snider, Laura, Eric, Joy, Lane, Kelly, and Mack were there, too. The most special people that came were Grandma and Grandpa Bocker! When we told Lindsay that they were going to come she almost started to cry and I’m not joking. She has a sweet relationship with her great grandparents and it makes me so happy to see her and Logan and Ryan get to know them. They genuinely love them and I love it. We also had lots of friends there. Lindsay invited her friend Dylan, who is not a member, and he came with his dad. They were so happy to share that moment with her. Her friends Katie and Whitney were there, Spencer, Mimi and Ashlee, and of course, Nikio and Hannah, Lia and Eva. It was a day filled with love! Thank you to Niki for taking the pictures at the baptism!

I kept asking her how she was feeling throughout the day and she just kept saying happy. The program started a little late because we were waiting for family of the boy that was also getting baptized, but no one was in a hurry so it was fine. Lots of family members helped in the program and it was all very beautiful. Ryan was a handful during the whole thing, and almost caused me to miss the baptism itself, but luckily I got in the room just in time. It brought tears to my eyes to see my faithful husband, who holds the priesthood, baptizing our beautiful little girl.

Afterwards, we went back to our house for a luncheon for everyone, which lasted a couple of hours. It was fun just being able to be together, to talk and catch up and let things just be.

A CTR ring!

After that, I took her, Emmy and Logan to the mall to get Lindsay’s ears pierced! She was incredibly excited and nervous, but it really helped having Emmy and Logan there to hold her hands. She picked out pink flowers, they did them both at the same time and she was done. She didn’t cry, but did say a big OW! right afterwards. She did have to get one ear re-pierced the next week because it was just so crooked. Now, she has beautiful earrings!

Logan didn’t want to watch.