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Sunday, March 06, 2011

Almost Eight

And, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that means it's almost time for Chloe's baptism.

Chloe will be EIGHT whole years old this Friday.  I can't even believe it.  We are looking forward to her baptism on Saturday, though.  Definitely a spot of sunshine in our otherwise overcast lives, which is why we chose a yellow dress for her baptism day.  (Just kidding.  Our lives are not too overcast....but the weather sure is!  I'm just lamenting the lack of spring time, that's all.)

Here is the invitation I made for Chloe's baptism.  We had some struggles with determining the date and time, so  I only just received them yesterday.  Far away family will be getting them in the mail soon, I haven't forgotten!

She was awfully obliging to go out in the cold with only a sweater and no socks so she didn't have to be in snowboots (her idea, not mine)! And even though I had to take her picture in the three feet or so of snow that is still in my yard, I still think it looks springy and happy, don't you?

Springy and happy, and a spot of sunshine in my life?

That's exactly what Chloe is.

26 comments :

  1. Congratulations, Chloe!

    My son's baptism is one of my favorite memories.

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  2. VERY springy and happy. A perfect image for a baptism.

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  3. Oh, I love the yellow!

    WHat a great day for your whole family.

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  4. Beautiful daughter. Congratulations. I love your pictures and the invite is adorable. Perfect dress. I know I don't live in a cold place with that much snow but I feel your pain with the spring will never come feeling. With all the dark days and our rain I feel like you do too. Hang in there.

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  5. I love her! And she is a ray of sunshine in darkness or light!

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  6. She looks beautiful, as always!

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  7. Congratulations to Chole!!! What a very special day! It seems like only yesterday we traveled out for Bria's baptism! Wow. We wish we could be there!!! Send her our love and give her a huge hug!!!

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  8. Congrats Chloe! And I love the yellow, springy, happy colors!

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  9. A lovely photo - and it fits the occasion perfectly. Congratulations to Chloe!

    Kristin

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  10. Mission accomplished. She makes me think of sunshine. And goodness she is 8 already? Congratulations on the baptism!

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  11. Totally awesome! We've got out last Baptism coming up in June. Now I feel pressure to make a cute invite too! LOL! I kid, I am a slacker mom and doing something that awesome is not in my repetoire. She looks adorable though.

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  12. Hi, Lara! I don't know if you remember me & Mitch at all. We lived at ASU East and sang at your house for choir...back in the day when we were first married. : ) I ran across your blog. I cannot believe how big your girls are!!! They are simply beautiful, though! Hope you & Joel are doing well!

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  13. So sweet!!! Kate's turn will be in April. Can't believe it!

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  14. Yay, Chloe! :) Congrats! She looks so beautiful and yes, the yellow is so bright and springy, I love it. I hope it's a very special day for all of you.

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  15. Ethan turns 8 in April. It's an exciting time, isn't it? Chloe looks adorable (in an eight year old kind of way).

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  16. INSANE, someone should be shot for letting that happen.

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  17. Beautiful, congrats! A spot of sunshine, for sure!! (she's a doll!)

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  18. That's wonderful! My little guy turns eight this fall! He (and I) can't wait till he's baptized, too!

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  19. I can't believe how fast the time flies. I remeber when Chloe was born! Austin will be turning 8 in October, I can't believe that!

    The picture is beautiful! I love the yellow against the white snow... although I'm with you... I'm dieing for Spring to come!

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  20. I LOVE the yellow! It does feel springy! I can't believe Chloe is eight! I hope the baptism is a wonderfully special day for all.

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  21. Super cute invite. Love it! How exciting for your (not so) little girl and fam!

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  22. Love it! Wasn't she just 5? How is she almost 8? Wait, that means MY baby will be 8 next!

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  23. Congratulations! She looks absolutely gorgeous, and I hope you and your family have a fabulous day Saturday.

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  24. Oh my gosh! She is so big! Happy Birthday and congratulations Chloe! So exciting!

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  25. Congratulations on such a big occasion.
    And she is gorgeous.

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