28 March 2011


Big Sis is eight.

She is my dramatic, artistic, musical, scholarly, and adorable girl.  She has grown so capable and helpful.  She wanted special cupcakes for her birthday celebration, and helped to decorate them.

This is a momentous occasion.  Not only is she one year older and wiser, but in our church, she is also ready to be baptized.

Here she is, wearing the same dress that I was baptized in.  My mama made it for me, and each of my female cousins wore the dress for their baptisms as well.

She was baptized by her daddy this weekend, surrounded by her family and friends.  She has studied the scriptures carefully and learned about her Savior.  I'm so grateful she decided to follow the example of Jesus.  
I pray that she will for the rest of her life.

18 happy thoughts:

Melissa said...

She is seriously adorable. I love the freckles, and the braid, and the hair is just perfect.

What a blessed day. I hope she continues to follow Christ for the rest of her days.

Impera_Magna said...

Happy 8th birthday to your precious daughter! What a treasure that dress is... what a special day!

Anonymous said...

Oh how special. My youngest will be turning 8 this summer, and will be baptized then. I had a question about the dress she's wearing. Is that what she wore into the water? My youngest wants me to make her a dress to be baptized in, not just to wear that day. I'm not sure where to start in gathering what I need to make one for her. Thanks :)

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday to your little one. What a special way to remember turning 8. Congrats to you both!

P.S. The cupcakes are just as adorable as the birthday girl!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Happy 8th Birthday! Those cupcakes are so special, I think she has your smile Chris.
Blessings to you during this very special time.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful history with the dress, just amazing. I too hope she will continue too follow Jesus all of her days. Bless her.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

That little face in the first picture is beyond precious! I love that she is wearing a family heirloom too! How special!

Maria said...

Happy birthday! Moltes felicitats!

freckled laundry said...

Happy Birthday! Hope she enjoys another year in her 8-yr.-old britches! Beautiful baptism gown. I love heirlooms.


Diana said...

Congrats Big Sis! You have made a great choice and I know your wonderful mom and dad will help you build on the wonderful foundation you have.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Aaaaah, what a cutie!! She's pretty handy with that icing bag! Can I borrow for an afternoon? I have some cupcakes that need icing over here!! ;-)

I hope her baptism creates a wonderful lasting memory for her, and your whole family.


Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

She is beautiful!!
Happy 8th Birthday!!!
Congratulations on Sherman baptism, I am sure it feels like she was a tiny newborn yesterday!

Anonymous said...

oh, what a darling girl. how amazing that she got to wear her mama's dress. that must have added something really special.

so cool that we're doing this right at the same time. Don't you love the age of 8? they really are so capable.

adore the cupcakes too.

Caroline said...

Congrats to Big Sis on her baptism. She looks lovely!

Michele Pacey said...

What a sweet girl you have Chris! She has an air of wisdom about her in the pictures... The baptismal gown is beautifull!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

She looks so sweet, and the cupcakes are adorable. The baptism dress looks as new as the day your mother made it!

Erin Tagle said...


1.) She is quite talented with that cupcake decor!

2.) Love that you are having her wear your Baptismal dress! I did the same {we 'Christen' as an infant}.

3.) I want her hair.


Erin Tagle said...


1.) She is quite talented with that cupcake decor!

2.) Love that you are having her wear your Baptismal dress! I did the same {we 'Christen' as an infant}.

3.) I want her hair.


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