Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Maya's Baptism

Maya's excitement was tangible.  She COULD NOT wait for this day to come. 






Maya wore the dress that I wore when I got baptized.  My mom made it over 27 years ago when my sister got baptized.




We had lots of family come out from Oregon to support Maya.

Tio Marco and his family.



Abuelita Hernandez and Tia Lucy

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My brothers Eric and Ben



Papa Joe and Abuelita Elena



And The Crowders


Tia Ines and Manuel came up too.  I don't have a picture with them because a certain Tia wasn't cooperating and we didn't have time to get all the pictures taken that I would have liked.




Tia Ana came all the way from North Dakota.  Thank you Uncle Al for watching the kids and letting Tia come.  We wished you could have been here too, we owe you big time.






Micah, Sarah, Karter and Kale made the trek from North Dakota too.










Monica and Leah came from Utah.



Here is a picture with all of the little cousins



Family Picture




Eden was a very good sport about Maya getting so much attention.  She was very happy to be the little sister and she was just as excited as Maya for this day to finally come.





This is the video I made for Maya's Baptism. You can check it out by clicking here until I figure out how to put in on my post.

These were the invitations...


This was the program..


After Maya's baptism we had a big dinner at our house.


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There were forty hamburgers and a couple dozen hot dogs consumed that night.  Not to mention all of the salads, chips, soda, guacamole, corn on the cob, watermelon and peanut butter bars that were also gobbled up.  Thank goodness there were lots of hands who helped with all that food prep.



This was such a special day.  Thank you to all of our dear family and friends who made the effort to be here and support Maya.  I am still overwhelmed by the love that we felt that day.  I am so blessed!


Melissa-Mc said...

She looks gorgeous in white. How neat she wore the same dress you did.

♥Shally said...

I LOVE how so many members of your family came to support her.

Mrs Ana said...

Thanks for a good time and that family picture is the best!! If I do say myself. Not too much room over the head!!Ha-ha!

Becky said...

Heavenly father and Jesus are so proud of you taking this big step in your life to return back to them!

Erin said...

Awwww! What a big day and how exciting! Baptisms are such a special time--that sounds so trite but it is so true. That was my fave part of being in the Primary Pres. was attending all of the baptisms (without seeming like a baptism stalker! ha! ha!).

Congratulations Maya!!

Penny said...

I love that she wore the same dress as you did, how special is that! She looked adorable in her dress you made her too. The video was beautiful, you know how to sew a dress, you fed all those people, and had tons of people stay at your house, and you have already blogged about it all...

When I grow up, I want to be just like you Jessica!

Lauren in GA said...

That is so amazing she wore the same dress as you did. I love how you explained her excitement as being tangible.

She is a beautiful little girl. :)

Kind of off the subject...I love your back fence painted so cheery and bright and fun.

Ilene said...

Congrats on having a pretty near-perfect daughter!

Natalie said...

Ditto to everything that Penny said!:) What a special girl, what a special mom, what a special FAMILY!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh wow, what an amazing day and what a beauitful family you have!

Kristy said...

Beautiful video! I'm still amazed at all that you accomplished!

Meghann said...

Maya's baptism dress is so precious, the one she was baptized in. I never really got to see it at the actual baptism.

This day is going to be so special to her, especially since so many relatives came to support her. She will always remember that.

We had such a great time getting to know your family better. The BBQ was a blast. I am seriously impressed that you guys fed so many people successfully. What would we have done without my PB Bars? I simply don't know.

AMY said...

The BBQ was a blast, I was there, but I didn't seem to make the cut for the blog (picture wise) I guess that shows how far I've fallen.

your friend Mike S.