Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Joseph's Baptism

On Saturday October 12th, Joseph was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was a wonderful day, and we are so proud of the choice that Joseph made. We were blessed to be able to have so many amazing friends and family there with us to celebrate. Joseph's Nana and Grandpa gave wonderful talks, and Brother Baumgarten did a great job conducting. Joseph was overwhelmed when he saw everyone that had come, but later that night he told me how happy he was that everyone was there. Joseph even had the opportunity to set a good example for his cousin, and practice being a missionary. The night before his cousin left, Joseph gave him his old copy of The Book of Mormon so that he could read it at home with his parents. Joseph's cousin was so happy that he read it the entire way home, and he now keeps it next to his bed.

Temple and CTR sugar cookies

Joseph's baptism table

All ready to go. Joseph was a little nervous when he saw how many people had come to share in his special day. He refused to look at any of them until after the baptism.

Three generations of amazing men.

Proud parents

Joseph with all of his grandparents.