Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sammy - His Baptism Day: It’s Great to be Eight!

IMGP4830 - CopyWe had a fun time with lots of family in town for our two big events last weekend, Emma’s blessing, and Samuel’s baptism. It was a fun weekend (although at times, very, well, busy!)

We belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (which still amazes some people; I get the “you’re Mormon?” question a lot!) and we don’t baptize until age 8 (or anytime after) as we believe that children aren’t accountable for their sins until that time. (That is why our sweet Emma received a blessing at church but wasn’t baptized—she is still perfect!)

Well, it was Sammy’s big day, (I mean, Samuel, he prefers Samuel now although Mommy still calls him Sammy boy) and he was very excited. He spent the morning hiking and even saw snow and the day just continued to get better. Daddy gave him a hair cut and he got all showered and clean and in his suit. They went to the church early and when we arrived he was dressed in white.

It was a Stake baptism and two of his friends, Laura and MeleAna,  were also being baptized. Some of his cousins and church friends sang, talks were given and the baptisms went off without a hitch. We celebrated at my sister’s house (thanks Carrie and Mike) and had a great evening! Now I have to help him continue to grow in faith and remember not  to get overwhelmed by his imperfections (he’s really hard on himself). That is what the sacrament’s for each week though…repenting and beginning again clean each week. (Phew!)

Thank you to the village (aka. ward family) who has loved and taught him in class or by example and helped us raise him to be the wonderful boy that he is. Enjoy a few of the pictures from our special day.




Saturday, December 14, 2013

Emma–2 months old / Blessing Day

IMGP4997I can’t believe that it’s been two months since our sweet little baby girl came into our family that Monday morning. She is such a good little baby and even slept through the night a few nights back (which is something the boys didn’t do for a long time!) She loves to smile and coo at her brothers (and Mommy and Daddy) and it is hard to remember life without her.

Last week we celebrated her a bit and she was blessed at church. It was a special day for all of us and my mom even found the dress that my sisters and I were blessed in while she was going through things a month or two ago and it fit her! The men who participated in the blessing said that she was so happy and smiled the whole time at Daddy while he was giving her the blessing. The Lord has a wonderful life in store for her.

Here are some pictures from her special day!


With Mom and Dad


With Great Grandma Marcroft (and Aunt Addie)


Smiling at Aunt Becky


An attempt at a happy family picture!


A Marcroft Cousin picture (missing a few cousins who were sick and others who were with Mommy)…

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Merry Christmas (Card) 2013

Merry Christmas from the Marcrofts!
This is just in case I don't actually get the cards addressed, stamped and mailed again this year! :)
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