Since Sam turned eight, he was able to be baptized. In our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, children are not baptized until they are eight years old. This is because we believe they are old enough at that age to really know the difference between right and wrong (and sometimes we still wonder, right?) Anyway, we also believe in baptism by immersion and Sam’s dad was able to baptize him.
If you have questions about baptism in the LDS (Mormon) Church, you can go here for more answers.We were so happy to have lots of extended family come from all over Utah for the event and support Sam. After the baptism and the program, we all went outside for a picture. As usual, it takes some maneuvering to get everyone ready for the picture. I thought it was fun my friend, Marec, who took the photos, also took the activity beforehand.
I’ve said it before, but it really is fun being able to see our extended family all the time for events since we have moved to Utah. None of our siblings are here because they live mostly back east and in California, but we are thankful for our parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins we do see often. We are used to living by no one else in our family so this has been a treat.
After the baptism we all went over to our house for a big lunch. And I didn’t take any pictures because I was too busy talking, eating, mingling. Oh well. It was fun.