Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hannah's Special Day

Today was Hannah's baptism. I was so glad that we were able to be here. We flew in yesterday. Last night we all went to In-N-Out for burgers. I have never had my burger protein style, but I decided to give it a try. I must admit I SURE MISSED THE BUN!!!

Hannah looked so gorgeous in her dress for the baptism

Her Grandpa spoke about Baptism and her Grandma spoke about the Holy Ghost. Both were very excited about being able to participate on the program. (We won't talk about the fact that her Grandma also "played" the piano--she sure wish Kyle was there so he could have played instead!!!

Hannah's Aunt Wendy and Uncle Tony came to the baptism. It was fun to spend time with them.

Hannah and her family. Brandon gave the opening prayer and Kiah gave the closing prayer. It was so cute to see Drew sitting at the edge of the font watching Hannah be baptized.

We all went to Hannah's house after the baptism and had ribs, Caesar Salad, garlic bread and watermelon. Everything was delicious.

I think Mom was pretty tired.

It was great fun for me to have a chance to visit with two other very special people. When Stephen was 17 months old, the woman who took care of him for me was named Janice. She began taking me to Church and I was eventually baptized. She and her husband, Darryl, came to the baptism. (She has a son who is 6 months younger than my son, Stephen. Stephen and Danny have remained friends all these years)


Neal said...

Awesome...thanks for keeping us up-to-date!!! I was at a baptism in our own Ward tonight ; )

Macy said...

Great pictures. Wish we could have been there.

Sheila said...

What an awesome special day for Miss Hannah. She sure is a cutie-pie. I decided to click a few blogs while handouts are printing for my Primary Lesson.(it is always done way before Sunday... not today though)I love family gatherings for baptisms... they are the best!!

Amber said...

So wonderful you got to be a part of Hannah's special day. And that dress? What a beauty she is in it!

Chel said...

oh my goodness she is a cutie! I love her pretty white dress. I'm so glad you had the opportunity to go!

That is very neat for you to see Janice. Wow. What a great story!

annie said...

How wonderful that you could be there for such a special day!

PJ said...

Awww. Beautiful day:)

aubrey said...

congratulations to hannah for making the decision to be baptized, she looked lovely on such a special day! and so special that she could have so many family members there! and that is great about your friend, janice, that was able to be there, she sounds like a wonderful woman.

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful little girl. What a special thing for a grandmother to be a part of. How wonderful for you to be able to be there.:)

Suzanne said...

How fun that you could be there on her special day! And how special that you got to see a woman that made such a difference in your life! :)

Holly said...

Baptism days are certainly special. It's so neat that you are able to travel to so many family events.

sweetpea said...

A special day that was made even more special with you there! It's wonderful you could be there.

Tonya said...

Great trip. I'm glad she had such a wonderful day. She really did looks so beautiful in her spotless white. Just think, someday we will all be dressed like that all the time.

Sheri said...

That is so great that you were there. I know she nfelt so special to have grandpa and grandma there.
What a fabulous day of the two things that matter most... family and the gospel!

Corrine said...

happy baptism hannah. that was great that y'all were able to be there for her. my g-man gets baptized next year..

Chelli said...

You are AWESOME grandparents to travel a long distance in support of family. I'm sure that Hannah will remember the effort you made for her and she'll appreciate it. Aren't baptisms wonderfully special? Add to it the blessing of spending time with family and reconnecting with old friends and life doesn't get any better!!

Tori :) said...

Aww! What a great day!!

Amanda said...

Congratulations to Hannah! What a special day!! What a blessing to be able to be there to share in the special day. :)

Heidi said...

Your family always has something going. You must be the busiest grandma in the world . . .

Lei said...

How special it must have been for he ones who introduced you to the gospel to be there for you granddaugher's baptism. SO sweet!

Love the pics, you have such a beautiful family Yvonne!

Jodi said...

What a QT~ You are so lucky to be able to travel to so many great family things!

Hey I tagged you on my blog!

utmommy said...

What a beautiful girl!

JustRandi said...

What great pictures!
And I'm so sad that we couldn't meet up and the airport. :(

Fingers crossed for next time!

aurora said...

What a little doll! And what a speacial day. Yay!

aurora said...

oops, typing too fast. "special" ☺

Yvonne said...

neal: I hope the baptism at your Ward went well.

Macy: It would have been great to have you guys there.

sheila: Family gatherings really are the best. (Hannah is such a sweetie)

amber: I was so happy to be there.
I loved the dress, too.

chel: It was wonderful to be there with Hannah and the rest of the family.

It was such a treat to see Janice and Darryl. I haven't talked to Janice for a few years.

annie: It was great.

pj: Yeah, it was wonderful.

aubrey: It's always wonderful to be with family for special events like baptisms. We were very proud of Hannah. She was so excited.

Janice is a wonderful woman. I'm so grateful that she recognized in me a woman who needed the blessings of the gospel in her life. More important than that--I'm grateful she wasn't afraid to open her mouth.

tiffany: I love events like these that bring us together.

suzanne: I was so glad to be there and seeing Janice was an added treat.

Yvonne said...

holly: You bet they are special. We are so proud of her.

sweetpea: We were so happy to be there.

tonya: It is wonderful to think about the whole plan on a baptism day.

sheri: They really are the two things that really matter.

corrine: Thanks. I bet you can't wait for next year.

chelli: You are so right--life doesn't get much better than that.

tori: It was a fantastic day.

amanda: We were so glad to be there and share the day with her and the family.

heidi: Oh, I don't know about that--it definitely has been a busy year.

lei: It was wonderful to share the day with Janice and Darryl. We have shared a lot of wonderful times together. I am so grateful for them.

Thank you.

jodi: Thanks.

I don't know when I'll get the tag done, but I'll put it in my "to do" posts.

utmommy: Thanks--she is a real sweetie.

justrandi: Thanks.

You wouldn't believe how long we were at the airport--a total of 5 hours (plane delayed because of toilet problems ; )

I'll let you know next time we're coming through.

aurora: She is such a sweet little girl.

Melissa said...

So fun! And such a beautiful girl :) Baptisms are so awesome! Glad you were able to go!

Magirk said...

What a wonderful occasion! And so nice that you could be there and, uh, participate. ;-) (You're so cute - I'm sure your piano playing was great! and much appreciate.)

And nice to have a reunion with Janice and Darryl. :-)

Sounds like another wonderful event.