Monday, October 15, 2012

Boise Baptism

This past weekend we were able to go to Boise, ID for my nephew's baptism. We knew it was a ways to go, especially when we were only able to stay a day, but we really wanted to support my brother's family as we rarely get to see them.

They just finished remodeling the Boise temple so we went to the open house Saturday morning before the baptism. It was our first time in the Boise temple, so I couldn't tell what had been changed or updated, but it was still really great to go.
It was Will's first time going into a temple and he did remarkably well. The wait beforehand in the church was a little rough, but he didn't make a sound in the temple. He couldn't take his eyes off of the chandeliers and all of the lights. He was seriously mesmerized.
My sister and my mom.
The outside isn't my favorite temple design, but I think it was one of the prettiest temples I have been in. Every temple is beautiful, but there was something that made me really like this one, though I couldn't figure what exactly it was.
After the temple, we went back to the house for some amazing food. Then we let the kids run wild and have some fun before the baptism. Will sure loved being around his cousins and he couldn't get enough of all their toys. They were so sweet and happy to play with him.

There were quite a few baptisms happening and we were one of the last groups to go. Will was a bit crazy, running all over the chapel and playing up on the stand. I'm sure everyone was wondering where his parents were and why they weren't controlling him. But we figured a happy kid was better than him screaming, so we just let him play. And as far as I could tell, no one seemed to mind.
Tyler had a lot of support there to see him get baptized. We were sitting in the very back row, but could see due to the huge mirror. The entire baptism, Will was pointing at the mirror and shouting "wa-dee" (water). He just kept repeating it over and over, louder and louder until I finally had to take him out because I couldn't even hear what was being said and I didn't want to ruin it for everyone else.
Tyler before being baptized.
After the baptism, everyone went over to the house for some more amazing food. We ate and socialized until it was about Will's bedtime, then we decided to head home.

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