No, we have not fallen off the face of the earth. We've just been really busy and enjoying time with family from out of town. Early in the month Jeremiah's mom came and then my parents came. It was great having everybody here and great that it worked out around Anthony's baptism. We had lots of fun playing, getting spoiled, visiting, and did I mention getting spoiled?
After two weeks of Grandmas and Grandpa it was hard to get back into our usual boring routine.

Anthony's baptism was a wonderful event. It was great to have all the family members participate. Michaela lead the music and sang a musical number, Natalie, even though she was scared gave the opening prayer, Grandpa Roy gave a talk on baptism, Grandma Vicki gave a talk on the Holy Ghost, Trevor sang "I Am A Child Of God" for a musical number, Grandma Cindy gave the closing prayer, and Abigail pretty much ran around the room.

The handsome eight-year old in his new suit!

Anthony and Jeremiah right before the baptism

All of us!

With not very nice weather and keeping up with the kids school and homework, we pretty much stayed close to home and played.

When Grandpa was reading his own book the kids would grab a book and do some reading too!

Grandma Cindy got the job of labeling all 27 hats that Natalie took into her Kindergarten class for their hat collection.

Anthony and Grandpa spent lots of time on the floor building with legos.

So, we had a great visit with our family and it was hard to say goodbye, especially when there are no summer travel plans this year. Thank goodness for modern technology that makes it easier to keep in touch! It's not the same as a visit but it's better than nothing!


Jenn said...

It looks like you had a great time with grandmas and grandpa. Congrats Anthony on your baptism. Can't believe how tall Micaela looks standing next to your mom and dad.

angie said...

I've been waiting for this post! :) So glad to hear that you had a wonderful visit, got very spoiled and that Anthony's baptism was so special. What great photos of all of you. Tamara, I don't think I've ever seen your hair so long. It looks great. Jeremiah, the picture of you and Anthony is great.....I keep meaning to tell you that Jeff LOVES reading your comments on my blog. They always make him laugh. Wow. 27 hats. That IS a collection!

Vicki said...

@Loved this entry, Tamara! Miss you all tons and tons!!!

Nadia said...

I can't believe how big Anthony is!!!! i remember him a little baby.... Congratulations!

Mark and Kiss said...

Hooray! I can't beleive that this little batch of Massachusetts kids are getting baptized, first Grace, now Anthony and soon Anson, which means that Tabitha's and Ashley's is coming up too. (I can't remember who else I am missing)

I am glad that you got spoiled Tamara, you deserve it! I loved the pictures of your family too, I will have to go back and look closer at your hair after reading Angie's comment! Anthony and Jeremiah looked so happy in their baptism whites.

We love you guys and miss you!

Laurie said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I am so glad you were able to be together especially for such a great event. It is hard to believe Anthony it 8! Congratulations to him for making this choice. I'm glad you posted this I was just starting to wonder where this post was. So glad to be able to share in the day in some little way.