Eight is Great

Turning EIGHT is a big deal in our house because it means they’ve reached what we consider the age of accountability.   It’s great because they get more privileges, perhaps not so great because along with those privileges comes more responsibility.

Eight is great because it  is also the age they get to chose whether or not to be baptized.  Emma chose to be baptized.

Her baptism was so nice.  We had tons of family in attendance and my dad and sister and her family even drove 600 miles to be here for it.  It was a beautiful day, one I know I’ll never forget!

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  1. How special! She looks just lovely, I bet she felt beautiful. How perfect!

  2. She is a stunner! I’m so glad her special day was such a wonderful one.

  3. Awesome! Emma looked gorgeous. So glad it was such a special celebration.

  4. eight TRULY is great! congrats to your daaaarling little lady!!

  5. Aww, that is SOOO sweet. Happy happy birthday to little Emma. It’s awesome that she chose to be baptized. Congrats proud mama.

    Happy Friday to ya! Have a great weekend. 🙂

  6. How exciting! My girls are getting baptized next Sunday.

  7. Beautiful shots!

  8. Emma i beautiful! What a fabulous time for you guys!

  9. Sounds like a wonderful milestone to celebrate!

  10. Congrats and congrats, for both exciting things. We (and by we I mostly mean Hubby) are Catholic so they get baptized right after birth (with more to come later) or they are supposed to. #3 is still waiting. His parents are BAAAAAD!

  11. That is really special.

  12. LOVE that you let your children choose to be baptized.
    How special.

  13. What a gorgeous girl! And what a happy thing to celebrate!

  14. You must be SO proud of her. I really didn’t know that you could choose to be baptized in the Mormon religion so young! Wtg beautiful Emma!

    Justine 😮 )

  15. She looks adorable ~ great pictures! 😀

  16. What a special day for her (and her mama!) Congratulations!

  17. What beautiful pictures of a beautiful girl! 🙂

  18. What beautiful pictures! I know from planning 3 baptisms myself that as happy and exciting as they are, they are also a lot of work for MOM to plan!

    • This one was so easy. I didn’t have to plan anything, except for the family dinner/party after wards.

  19. Congratulations to you all! What a special day for your daughter and your family! Eight is such a precious age, and what a wonderful decision she’s made. I know you’re one proud mom!

  20. That is so sweet Angie. I just love it. She is precious! : )

  21. Congratulations Emma, I love your dress!

  22. What a special day and a great choice she made.

  23. She looks great, Angie! I definitely remember my baptism day.

  24. She is a beautiful little girl! What nice memories of such a meaningful day!

  25. Wow, that’s great you let your children choose whether or not they want to be baptized. Did any of them choose not to (sorry, still kinda new around here).

    PS – Left you something on my blog.

    • Oh! I can’t wait to see what it is.

      Only 2 of my kids have made the decision to be baptized the others are too young.

  26. She looks wonderful.
    I’m glad you posted about this.
    Did Brooke go?

  27. 8 sure is great! Emma looked beautiful.
    A very great day indeed.

  28. I love her dress! I’m looking for something similar for Grace who is going to be a flower girl in June. What a special birthday.

  29. Yay! how precious! I love your collage!! she is adorable…

    And… my wordpress site is nearing completion…!!!! Whoop!

  30. It looked like a beautiful day. 🙂

  31. How wonderful! God bless her!

  32. She is lovely and such a young lady!
    Happy 8th!

  33. Glad it was a GREAT day!

  34. Congrats to cute Emma. Does she Remember that one of your girls will marry Jacob? What a special time for her and for your family. Jacob will be baptized this year too. How can they be growing up this fast?

  35. Congrats to Emma! Looks like she had a wonderful day! How nice that you sister and dad drove 600 miles to share her special day. 🙂

  36. She looks SO pretty in her white dress. Must be because she looks like her mommy. :o)

  37. That is such a special day! She is so beautiful!

  38. She looks so pretty on her special day…..congrats to her for making such an important decision. Have a wonderful weekend.

  39. So fun. Nice to have so many family members there!

  40. Congraulations, that’s awesome. I think about that, when Tristan will decide. He sees it in church often so I pray…..

  41. Beautiful…♥
    Many blessings…♥

  42. Happy birthday and congratulations on your family’s very special day!

  43. She is so beautiful and you must be so proud!

  44. How great!!! That’s awesome that your family was able to be there!!!

  45. Congrats to her on this major decision she has made! How cool that family traveled the miles to share in this special event!

  46. happy birthday emma! gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

  47. There sure were a lot of 8’s this month in blogland. I don’t have another baptism for another year and I’m envious. She’s so beautiful and is just glowing for her special day. Happy birth day!