Thursday, February 10, 2011

Super weekend

This past weekend was Superbowl Sunday....but not for us.

Our weekend was super in a much different, and to me, more important way.

On Saturday my sweet 8 year old Jillian made the decision to be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

She asked that her big brother Jona be the one to baptize her.

At home before leaving for the baptism.
Jillian and Jona by a picture of Christ just before the baptism.
Jillian ready to go.

And Jilli and Jona after the baptism.
Watching Jona baptize Jillian is a moment I will treasure forever.

Jillian was confirmed a member and given the gift of the Holy Ghost on Sunday by her dad.
This is Jilli and her best friend in the wide world. She would love to be adopted into his family and spends so much time at his house she could probably already be considered part of that household already. I'd be surprised if they couldn't claim her on their taxes somehow.

Not only did have Jillian's baptism and confirmation but George was ordained a
deacon and received the Aaronic priesthood on Sunday as well.

I was not feeling well and so while I got pictures of Jillian on her special day I totally spaced taking a picture of George and Tyran. I feel bad about that but what can you do? I'll take some pictures this coming Sunday of my new Deacon.

It really was a Super weekend. I just wish that I had felt better so that I could have enjoyed it more.


Vanessa said...

Yay for Jillian! And how special for her to have her brother baptize her!

Kristina P. said...

She looks just like you! Good for them!

Barbaloot said...

Sorry you didn't feel well enough to 100% enjoy it!

What a cool thing to be baptized by her older brother.

sisterwendy said...

Now that is what I call a Super Sunday :) I loved it when my boys were old enough to baptize their younger siblings- it's a bond they'll have forever. xoxoxo

Bonnie the Boss said...

I can't believe you are still not feeling well. I wish I could help.
It looks like it was a great weekend!! She is such a pretty girl.

wendy said...

Well, the Superbowl doesn't even hold a candle to THAT.
what a great day for sure and she looks so cute.
Love that her brother was able to baptise her and her dad confirm her.

Amander said...

That IS a super weekend. Jillian and Jona look so serious in most of those pictures. What a special day.

Pedaling said...

what a great week-end. so sweet.

Erin said...

What a super weekend you had (except for the sickness part, of course). Love it!

Lesa said...

Coming from Erin's blog. Nice to meet you. Like others..I think your weekend looks like it was super.

M-Cat said...

Congratulations Jillian - it's a big SUPER day to be sure. I love that she wanted her big brother to baptize her. How cool is that