Here are a 'few' pictures of her day. :)
In the scriptures we learn that when we are in the service of our fellow men, we are only in the service of our God. (Mosiah 2:17)
We were truly blessed to have so many people give us so much service on the day of and prior to the baptism! I know I'll forget people when I start listing names so please forgive me if I fail to mention you. Please know that I noted all the wonderful things that were done, given, said, helped with, and was truly amazed at the service we received! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!
Carol, also mentioned below, gave Ellyse a white towel with her name embroidered on it in white. What a special gift that meant so much! It is in the 1st picture.
Aunt Amy helped me find the dress at an incredible rate! Super glad she was on the ball!
Our Bishop and 2nd Counselor. They both took the time out of their busy lives to be there.
The members of my family that were in attendance. All my nephews gave prayers. Mom and Dad brought about 30 things for the luncheon afterwards and all gave a ton of love and support! My dad was a witness.
I had to 'keep it together' so to speak, during the day but when I saw my family show up it was hard to fight back the tears.
Plus, everyone brought things to share for the luncheon which was amazing! There was so much help throughout the day and gifts or thoughts or cards that were given to Ellyse to make it such a special day. How grateful I am for all who helped in any way! I love you all and appreciate you making this incredibly special day even better for Ellyse and all of us!!
I know our Heavenly Father was served today by all that was done in our behalf.
We are so proud of Ellyse and her decision to get baptized! We know that the key to happiness lies in following Jesus' example. Ellyse did just that this day.
On a some what different note:
Another great thing about turning 8? Activity Days! Holy schmoly life is moving at crazy fast speed!!
This was her first day of activity days and she loved it!!
Wasn't she just a baby last week?