Friday, September 17, 2010

Clyde's Baptism

Clyde, my fabulous step-father, FINALLY got baptized! Clyde was introduced to the church before I was born...and slowly amd methodically grew a testimony of his own. He surprised us all, even my mom. One Sunday evening he called me and asked if I had a minute to talk. I was actually thinking that he was calling about a business deal that we were working on. Kind of exhausted with talking about the business, I reluctantly agreed to talk. He said: "Erika, I would like you to think of a time that we can meet...pause, you can come to my baptism. Seriously, it took me literally seconds to understand what he was really saying and then to actually speak. WHAT?! I started to cry. I never thought this day would come on earth. My mom did. If you know her, I am sure she mentioned it to you a couple thousand times. ;) But she was right.
Well, my parents flew out all of my siblings and their families to witness this amazing event. Over 40 people came (and stayed in my parents house...yes all of really, I am serious, all 40+ of us). It was really special. The grandchildren sang, my nephew baptized him, and my bother confirmed him. Pretty cool. Well, this all happened Memorial Day Weekend. But this past weekend, he received the Melchesidek (sp?) Priesthood. Next Memorial Day, we will all gather to see my parents temple wedding. Good stuff, right?! And now for the pictures.
Clyde and my nephew Tim All the people who came...have you ever seen so many?!Family Spectators
Grandkids Choir Kaden with his BFF Phelan
All the family who came and saw him receive the Aaronic Priesthood.
Family Festivities @ my parents house.
Mike and Evie
Kaden, Sydney, and Mia (they found and captured and suffocated many mini frogs)
Kaden displays the cutlery
Jenn and Kaden
Grandma and Grandpa talking to Evie
Kaden, Phelan, and Andy
Sydney and Mia
Kaden and Nick
Sisters...Deanna and Erika
Birthday Twins...Uncle Clair and Erika


Jessie said...

Um...this is the coolest thing ever! I totally teared up reading it, and I don't even know the guy!
Wonderful event, Erika. I'm really happy for your family.

Olivia Carter said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for your family!

Esther Noelle said...

This is so exciting! What a special thing for your family!!

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