Well the OTHER special event that I have yet to blog about is my sweet 8 year old, Kelsee Nicol, was baptized on October 30th, 2011. She turned 8 on aug 28th but with moving and all we had to put it off a bit. PLUS we had to wait til Gramma and Papa could come out for the SPECIAL OCCASION.
My parents flew into Detroit, MI Friday night. We got to spend all day Saturday playing and just catching up. Gramma and Papa were such troopers and were sleep deprived, I am sure. The girls had them going all day long and they LOVED it! We went to Mickey D’s for lunch and to SuperWally World (they don’t have one in California where they live) We also went to our ward Trunk or Treat that night. It was fun to have them here to see the girls dressed up. They haven’t been with them at all… only seen them dressed up in pictures. Although it was FREEZING cold (40 degrees) outside we went from car to car “trunk or treating” and the girls LOVED it!
Sunday morning we all slept in til 8am (that is a HUGE feet for us Conrads. There is usually someone up at the crack of dawn!) we all got ready for Kelsee’s SPECIAL day! Collecting all the clothes and odd’s and ends, making sure to not forget anything. We went to church and then shortly after church was Kelsee’s baptism.
(the dress she wore today was the same dress that I wore, as well as my sisters and all my nieces and Kelsee's 2 big sisters; so far)
Haylee, her big sister gave the opening prayer. Gramma Lightbourn gave the talk on Baptism. Sister Evans gave the talk on the Holy Ghost and gave Kelsee some fun “gifts” to remind her about the things that Holy Ghost will do for her. Then Papa Lightbourn preformed the baptism with her daddy as a witness. Then when she was all dried off her daddy confirmed her a member of The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. As well as Papa, Bishop Torrance, and the missionaries stood in the circle.
What a special day to have so many people there from our new ward to support us and make us feel welcomed. We loved every minute having my parents here. Shortly after returning home from church we were loading the truck again to take my parents back to the airport. The trips are NEVER long enough. We wish we lived closer but such is life.
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