I Like to Look for Rainbows

My Eleanor got baptized!

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Lucky girl — both sets of grandparents were able to come to Seattle for the event.  There were also so many friends there; it was wonderful to see how much love there is for this little girl.  This was a really spiritual experience for me, and I do not say that lightly.  (Or often.)

 

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Unlike in Utah, where the Stake Primary organized everything, we put together everything ourselves (with some help from the ward mission leader).  Everyone in the family participated: William lead the music (Katie assisted by doing interpretive dance during the songs), and Jeffrey and I played a duet of “Keep the Commandments” on the piano.

Grandma Shirts gave a talk about baptism, and Grandma Newey gave one about the Holy Ghost.

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When Katie saw Eleanor in the water, she got upset and really wanted to get in, too.  Grandma Shirts explained that it wasn’t her turn.  This placated Katie for a moment, but then lead to her demanding “My turn!” during Eleanor’s confirmation.  Just wait about six more years, baby girl . . .

 

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Naturally, this was all followed up by the traditional game of dodgeball in the church gym.

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What great kids — what a wonderful evening!

 

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