Tuesday, January 21, 2014

baptism day, a.k.a. one of the most special days for our family!

This is the invitation we sent out prior to Kade and Ky's big day!


In order to make the invitation, as well as have some nice pictures of the two handsome boys, we had a photo shoot in the kitchen.  Aren't they handsome?











By the end of the photo shoot, they were tired of smiling and holding still (because that is seriously difficult when you are a soon-to-be eight year old boy), but we did get some great "silly" pictures!

The big day finally arrived, and boy were these two ready and excited.  We had been talking in Family Home Evening for several months about baptism, and about the Holy Ghost, and about the covenants that they would be making with their Heavenly Father.  Even before we talked about some of these things, they already knew their stuff.  I attribute that to great primary teachers, and the fact that they remember everything!
The program
We had to take pictures in front of the font before the baptism started.  We had so much family support there for their special day, and I'm glad we got so many great pictures of them in white with some of the people who love them most.
Dad & Kade
Dad & Ky

Ky, Dad, and Kade
Ky & Kade
Ky, Kade & Krew
Ky, Grandma Kathy, & Kade
Ky, Mom, & Kade
Ky, Mom, Kade & Krew 
Okay, taking this picture is when I lost it.  I knew I was going to be emotional on such a special day, but taking a picture with my three kids, with the oldest two dressed in their baptism white, brought me to tears.  So, I laughed out loud when I saw this picture and the funny pose that Krew is in, knowing that I was starting to cry, and he was just being his silly self!
Our whole family!
Ky, Grandpa Zen, Grandma Denni, & Kade
Ky, Cooper & Kade
Ky, Cooper, Lynndon, & Kade
Ky, Sadie, & Kade
Ky & Kade holding McCoy
Ky, Bret, Charise, Kade - We are so happy that they came so far to be with the twins for their baptism

The service itself was perfect.  There were so many people who came to support Ky and Kade on their special day that it makes me emotional just thinking about it.  We were so happy that my mom would come all the way from Utah to be here, and she gave a great talk about baptism.  She spoke right to the twins, had visual aids, and even had the boys participate in the object lesson.  It was perfect.  Ky and Kade sang a song that made me cry the whole time!  They did such a great job and the Spirit in that room was so strong!  It was amazing seeing them be baptized by their dad.  And when they were done, Krew asked if it was his turn!
While they were changing, I played a slideshow I made with some of my favorite pictures of the two of them from the time they were born until they turned eight.  While that played, everyone there wrote something for Ky and Kade to read later.
Then, Grandpa Zen gave a great talk about the Holy Ghost, and Bart confirmed them.  Seriously everything could not have gone more perfect.  It was just exactly as I had hoped, and prayed that it would be.  (With the exception of a few people who we wished could have been there with us!)

Refreshments!

My super talented friend Brittney made these adorable tie sugar cookies.  The twins had requested them, and I knew there was no way I was going to be able to make them with everything else we had going on, and Brittney totally came to the rescue!  They were a huge hit!
I had the boys each write down their testimonies about being baptized and draw a picture to go with it.  They are so precious!

Ky after the big event
Kade after the big event

video

Above is the video of the boys singing "When I Am Baptized" before they got baptized.  All I can say is there were a lot of teary eyes in that room by the time they were done.  In fact, at one point Kade looked over and saw that I was crying, and he smiled bigger, because he loves when he makes me cry happy tears!

Congratulations Kade and Ky!  We are so proud of you for making the decision to be baptized, and we know that your Heavenly Father is happy about it too!

1 comment:

Rachel Murray said...

I seriously got goose bumps looking at all the pictures. What a beautiful and amazing family you have!! What a wonderful day!!