September 14, 2010

"8" is GREAT!

Am I really old enough to have a grandson that was just baptized? Over the Labor Day weekend we had the privledge to witness this fine young man's baptism. We are so proud of Hatch for making this decision. He is such a good boy, he is always looking out for Karas and Thayne. He is considerate and loving to others and is always willing to help people out. Especially both his grandpa's and his neighbors. Congratulations Hatch for being baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Such a big decision when your eight. We couldn't be more proud to call you our grandson. We are so lucky to have you in our family. I thank my Heavenly Father for sending such a sweet spirit to your mother and dad. They have done a fine job teaching you right from wrong.
Hatch and his dad, John getting ready to enter the waters of baptism.
A couple of weeks before the big day, I got a phone call from Hatch. I wondered what he wanted, he rarely calls just out of the blue. He was calling to ask me to give the talk on baptism. What an honor, but it's been a very long time since I was in the Primary. Why would such a small task make me so nervous. Of course I said yes. I couldn't turn down this cute kid and heck you only get baptized once in your life. Right? So the talk went on without a hitch.
Afterwards we met at the Carter house for a nice luncheon. At Hatch's request we had brisket with all the trimmings. Everything tasted delish.
Kira had the bar all set up with a western flare. She had a picture of Hatch as a newborn and on the other side she had his present picture. My how he has grown.
Dosen't he look older in this picture. He almost looks like a missionary. The way time flies he will be doing that too.
Of course, Grandma Thomas' potatoe salad. I know it was the same salad but where was the yellow bowl she always makes it in. Kira can make a mean potatoe salad. I am so glad she spent the time with mom learning the secrets of making it. Miss Angie made cupcakes for dessert (another blog post later). She really has gotten into the cupcake making business. They were totally awesome.
My two favorite "big" boys, Hatch and Uncle Jacob.
Hatch with the proud grandparents.
The proud mom and the hostess of the day. Thanks to the Carter Clan for such a wonderful afternoon. Next it's Karas' turn, oh my!

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

You should be so proud you two! You have an adorable grandson! Thanks for sharing such great moment we enjoyed 'being' there through the pictures. Everybody looks so great! And the food! I can almost smell and taste it as I look at it. Angies cupcakes look like real pieces of art!
Miss you all!