Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Here she is!...YES that is my little girl. I sit and ponder about my little miracle, all babies are miracles. I remember how thankful I was that Heavenly Father sent me this angel....she was mine..NO she is OURS...it still really hits me. Do I really even know what an eternal family is?
She is a strong soul and she is so forgiving, wise beyond her years. I was amazed at her answers when she was interviewed by the bishop. I thought...I have not taught her enough, this is all her. She knew what she was doing and it made me happy that it was her choice, not because she felt like it was expected of her. EVE was baptized October 10th.

Geoff's dad gave the talk on baptism and auntie Jessie gave a talk on the Holy Spirit. I felt the Spirit so strong that it choked me up..their talks where perfect.

It is so special for me to look at this picture...I will always have mine in my head of when I was baptized and it looks so much like this one.

I love this picture because this is the way I want Eve to see me..with a smile. I had a big girl talk with her the other night and explained some heavy stuff to her. I felt that she deserved to know what has been going on with us lately..me mainly. I tossed it around in my head..is she too little? too young? The thought kept coming back that I really needed to sit down and have a heart to heart. I want her to know that I am so imperfect..that we all have struggles, we all get sad and some of us get really sad. I hope that though this she can learn that she can trust me and come to me with any difficulty that she faces. I promised myself that I would be open and honest with my kids...to just be real. Now the time has come to do just that.

Yah, she came home with the black eye from school and we don't know how she got it...lol

Our bishop and his wife.

Yummm coookkieeess

Geoff's sister Jessie and her family

After the baptism we went to Farmer's Market in downtown Vancouver.

Favorite auntie Shelle and EVE

At dinner time our friends came back over and we ate and played some games.

Oh! We had ice cream sundaes too...soooo good.


Jennifer said...

It was a lovely baptism, and Eve is so wise beyond her years as you said. You have done/and are doing a fabulous job raising her. The photos are all so beautiful, I love how you snapped shots of everyone who attended her baptism - you are just full of great ideas... which I hope I can steal some of them when Cameron turns 8 :)

foreverfamily said...

We loved being a part of the swangerlings special day. But why did you give me a giant lady shot and G a tall skinny shot? Everything was great!

Tricia said...

Eve looked beautiful for her baptism. Congratulations to all of you!

The Poe Family said...

Looks like a lot of fun!! I wish we could have been there- I tried but couldn't! I am so glad that it turned out so nice! Tell Eve congratulations from us, she is a sweet girl and what a special day and time for her! I love the pics!