Saturday, April 10, 2010

Jonah's Baptism and My Family's Visit

Jonah decided to be baptized and we decided to wait until the end of March so that my family members from Utah could come and share the special occasion with us.
I am so happy that Jonah wanted to be baptized and that he wants to follow in his Savior's footsteps.
It was a beautiful day and it was so wonderful to have all of Matt's siblings and their families and almost all of my siblings (We missed you Jake!) and their families, plus our parents there to share in the special day. It was the first time that all the grandkids on Matt's side have been together since the youngest, Lucas, was born. It truly was an experience!
All the cousins had so much fun playing together for a few days.

My parents and younger brother came during my brother's spring break, so they were able to stay for a week and a half. We enjoyed the beautiful spring/summer-ish weather and sunshine.

We took a trip to the Aquarium in Atlanta and my brother Jacob met us there, so that he could spend a few days with everyone.

My brother celebrated his 18th birthday while he was here, so I reserved a karaoke room at Shokitini, downtown in Athens, for the party. It was so much fun. We had our own private little room with a couple of mics, remotes and big screens.
We sang, danced, laughed, and ate some delicious food. It was a blast.

I think that everyone enjoyed it. Doesn't that look like a happy birthday boy?
After the exciting karaoke party, we went home and enjoyed some homemade angel food cake and homemade ice cream. I sure had a blast and I think Andrew did too.
The last of my family visitors left earlier this week.
I have the best family. I love them so much!
Thanks for spending so much time with us.
Love you!


Kim said...

So glad that Jonah wanted to be baptised and that everyone was able to come and support him. Madie will get baptised the first of May and I can't believe it. Can you believe that we are old enough to have kids being baptised? Crazy. I hope you are doing well, it seems like a long time since I commented, hope life is treating you well.

The Hopper Fam said...

Congratulations to Jonah! Wow you guys are old parents now!

Audrey said...

I can't believe I missed the karoake party. No fair!!! Do I to go there next time I visit?
We miss you guys!

Andrea said...

Hi jonah! Remember me? My names Garion. Congrats.I got babtised on April 10th to! I really miss you.

Jaime said...

How fun. so glad you got to enjoy a visit from all the fam, love looking at the pics!

Mandy said...

Congrats to Jonah and I love the family picture!

You always seem to be doing something fun over there in Georgia, maybe that's the state to be in!

Richard and Whitney Brown said...

Yayy!! We made it onto the blog!!

Greta said...

You have such a beautiful family. Your one sister looks so much like you that sometimes I think it's you.

Greta said...

I'm not sure why my name comes up as Greta. It's Jen Anderson by the way.