Sep 6, 2008

Jacob's Baptism

Well folks, today was the day. My first born is now a full-fledged member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Whew!!

The baptism went really well. I would guess that there were about 40-50 people in attendance, including Carl's parents. We were so glad that they came to share Jacob's special day. Carl did the baptism...3 times! ha ha His poor little legs kept going out from under him, so his feet kept popping up! For those of you who don't know, we Mormons do baptism by full immersion. So, all parts of the body have to go under, and Jacob's feet were not having it! Well, third time was a charm, and he was good to go! Bro. Davis did the confirmation. Carl has not gotten his Melchizedek priesthood as of yet, so Jacob decided that was who he wanted to do it for him.

So, everything we fabulous, even though both Carl and I were really nervous about it going otherwise! Jacob was excited because he received a new Journal from the Primary, along with a card that has the Articles of Faith written on the back and his Faith in God book. His Primary teacher Sis. Thomas also gave him the "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader" card game. Today we have proven time and again, that no one in this house, nor in the Williams' house is smarter than a 5th grader! ha ha

Well, here are a few more photos of us from today. Hope you enjoy!


kristi said...

It was so great!!!! I am so glad that I was able to come. He did such a great job, especially since it needed to be done 3 times :) Congrats Jacob!!!!!!!!

SusieH said...

COngrats to your son :)

Mandy said...

Congrats to you Jacob! I'm sorry I wasn't able to be there, but I've heard all about it. These pictures are great :)

Kenn and Natalie said...

Congrats! What a special and exciting day! Our Jacob is looking forward to that next year! Its crazy how these kids grow like weeds.

JaredandJaclyn said...

I am so glad that Jacob was baptized. I enjoyed your testimony in church yesterday. How awesome that nobody drowned! Congratulations!