On Saturday November 27, 2010 our youngest child, Ryder, was baptized and became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was a wonderful way to end Thanksgiving week. The Toninis (Uncle Greg & Aunt Raena and cousins Drew, Jacob, Corina & Carson) drove up from Houston to stay with us for the holidays, so they were able to be there along with Kimball, Angela, Maya, Adrienne, and Morgan Romney.
There was lots to do in order to prepare since it wasn't part of the regularly scheduled Stake Baptism Day. Programs, talks, music, etc. all had to be prepared in advance. With so much going on something did get overlooked - we forgot to bring Ryder's white baptismal clothes to the church! We discovered this at 10:45 when Ryder went to change and get ready. Soooooooooo, with only 15 minutes until it was time to start, I drove very quickly home to retrieve the forgotten clothing. I managed to make it back just after 11:00 (no speeding tickets, thank you very much). Ryder did a quick change and then proceeded to have a very special day. During the actual baptism, when Ryder was in the font with his dad, he actually got to be baptized twice just to make sure the wording of the baptismal prayer was said correctly. All these little hiccups made for a baptism day that we will remember for years to come.