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
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
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.
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!