…and this is how she felt about it:She got baptized right alongside her cousin who was born a month after she was.
Her Nana & Papa came from far away for the big event…thank you SO much you guys!

Even her “Grandma Great” made an appearance:
Grammie and Grandfather were excellent hosts.And Charity, freshly returned from her mission, was happy to be part of the hoopla.

What a lucky girl to have so many amazing uncles in the confirmation circle:
She was only missing eight uncles. Yep, that’s eight. That’s what you get when you have nine kids on both sides.

This is the third cousin born just a month after Grace & Isaac. She wasn’t quite eight yet but she was so great and supportive. These three are three peas in a pod. They sure love each other.

(Yes, all the cousins so far have inherited the “Eyre teeth.” Man are they ever lucky???)
We are so proud of this girl and all the good decisions she’s making.Love you Grace Jam!

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  1. Shawni, those pictures are beautiful. When I realized her father was carrying her down to a beach to be baptized my jaw dropped. It was so beautiful and this is going to be one of the best memories of her life. I bet you were crying. I know the Spirit must have been so strong.
    ~ A greatful reader.

  2. thank you so much for sharing this! the pics a SO beautiful! love the pic with your brothers in the water with grace and dave. it's just all beautiful!

  3. Wow… those pictures are breathtaking of her & Dave walking down to the water. What an awesome memory she will have of her Baptism.
    P.S. You & Nichole gave great talks today!

  4. Love the pictures! I know I must be the fiftieth person to say that, but they're super.
    One question (I hope I'm not asking something really obvious :D):Is it traditional to be baptized when you're eight?
    Well, congratulations to Grace, I'm sure she'll be very happy with the choice she made.

  5. what a special special time being together as a HUGE family- love that so much. even more special it was done in a lake- way cool.

    Glad you had a fabulous summer. Looks like you have the most fun fam in town- what a lucky girl.

  6. That was such a delight to share Gracie's baptism. That's a million dollar smile if I've ever seen one and is permanant! Thank you for sharing this special event. I can't help but tear up when I watch my son perform an ordinance like that. Love you Dave & Gracie and thanks Shawni for making it so special. Love Mom/Nana

  7. Wow Shawni, what beautiful pictures. I'm seriously tearin' up over here. What a memory she will cherish forever. So glad your family was able to do that. You're amazing Shawni!

  8. What a special treat – to get baptized at the lake! Lindsay gets baptized in 2 weeks and wow – I cannot believe she is my first. What a special mommy moment. And daddy moment for that matter.

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