Bethany’s baptism was held on August 31st.  It was a hot, gorgeous day!  We left for the stake center at 3pm to get Beth dressed.  I originally didn’t want her to wear the jumpsuit because they are just not very cute.  But I wasn’t smart enough to engineer a dress that wouldn’t float to the top of the water (although I did try).  So jumpsuit it was.  Her best friend from school was also getting baptized, so that was really special.  Here they both are before changing.


Daddy and Beth.


Family photo before the program.


The program was delightful.  The first thing I noticed about all the children getting baptized (I think there were 8 all together) was that they were ALL girls.  A whole bunch of sweet little girls dressed in white all ready for the waters of baptism.  My bestie Jessica spoke, and her talk was touching and I loved that she was the one that was chosen to speak to the girls.  The musical number was performed by my friends April and Addie.  They played a gorgeous piano duet of “My Heavenly Father Loves Me”–it was amazing!  I was tearing up all over the place.  Then it was time to get in the water.  Bethany did wonderfully and only had to get dunked once.  🙂  I hardly heard a word of her confirmation though, due to Luke being noisy and me trying to keep him quiet.  So that was a bummer, but I got to listed to Megan’s confirmation and my eyes were misty the entire time.  I am so glad to be a part of this church!  And I am happy that Bethany has a testimony of her own and wanted to get her first saving ordinance.  I love her to pieces.

After the baptism, everyone came over to our house for dinner.  First we watched Bethany’s slideshow, and then we went outside and had spaghetti and treats.  I went with an all white dessert buffet.


I am happy when there is an occasion where I get to use all of my party dishes.


The donuts were everyone’s favorite, as you can see in the background.  🙂




Thank you to everyone who came.  It was a really special day, thank you for sharing that with us.  <3

And here is her slideshow.  It is 20 minutes long.  Her whole 8 years from birth to now.  Please take the time to watch it, it really helps to show the sweet girl she has grown up to be.  And we did a little photo shoot at the temple for the end pictures.  I spent a lot of time on it, so watch it! (In full screen, with the volume up):)

(If it looks stretched or skewed, it could be because you are using Internet Explorer.  Switch to Chrome since you shouldn’t be using Internet Explorer anyway. ha)