Sunday, April 12, 2009

Michael's very special day.

In our church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - we don't have children baptized until they are 8 years old. We believe they aren't held accountable for right from wrong before that age. Michael turned 8 today. He was also baptized today. We had lots and lots of family in town to celebrate with us and to encourage Michael on his road back to Heavenly Father.

Michael and Russell. Michael has been waiting and waiting for this day forever. At least that is what he kept telling us!
Russell, Candace and Michael.

After Michael's baptism. All of Russell's extended family was able to be there and my Mom and Dennis were able to fly up from Utah. L-R Amdal family, Zaugg family, Zaugg family, Sheppard family, Rogers family, Zaugg family.

We had soup simmering and french bread all ready to go when we got home from church. I hurried and made up some punch and we were good to go. Here is most everyone enjoying their dinner. Things are pretty casual at our house. Not a lot of space. But enough to enjoy each other's company. Which is what we did. There have been requests for recipes for the soups.
Michael requested lemon cupcakes with lemon frosting. I made this recipe because I had made it before and he really loved it.

Blowing out all 8 candles.

After all that yummy food Grandpa and Grandma Zaugg needed a little nap. They did have a long drive over this morning so they deserved it. Nighty nite!

Grandpa and Grandma Rogers decided they needed to work off their dinner. They got busy doing dishes.

All the younger grandkids having a blast playing air hockey while Uncle Erich looks on!

Most of the older kids and aunts and uncles were having fun watching something funny on the computer. Everyone had a great time.


Sheri said...

We had a great time! Thanks. Just what kind of fabric would the boys like for laundry bags?

Carrie said...

We had tons of fun Candace! Thanks for having us and tell Michael we love him!

I just love this picture! The's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!