Friday, September 11, 2009

God's Little Princess

Emmalee went forward on July 31, 2009 and accepted Jesus into her heart. We celebrated her baptism on Sunday, September 6, 2009. We had family and friends join us to witness this very special occasion. After church we returned home for a lunch and fellowship with more family and friends. It was an amazing day, and we are so thankful to all who have helped guide Emmalee towards this milestone in her life!

Emmalee and Tori before church

Emmalee looking very sweet

Tori practicing her new "picture pose"

Emmalee in her baptism gown

Being silly to cover her nervousness

Here is Emmalee when Brother James first brought her out to the baptismal.

Getting ready to be baptized

Leading up to the big moment

Newly baptized

Emmalee's cake made especially by Gamma. We couldn't imagine having any one else make her cake for this special day!

Emmalee with the cake

Playing in her Sunday finest ( out in the yard!)

Uncle Brian swinging Cobi and Tori

Not sure I know nor do I want to...

Emmalee opening some of her baptism gifts

She loved the bead set from Aunt Melissa

Her picture frame from Brian and Mel, declaring her a true princess, since she is the daughter of a king!

The 5 O'Dell great-grandchildren

Tori enjoying herself with Emmalee's recorder

More enjoyment for Tori
The day was perfect, and we are so thrilled to have shared with it with our family and friends!


Peggy said...

What a WODERFUL DAY!!!! We were so thrilled to be apart of it. Could not have been prouder than when Bro. James ask the family to stand up for Mim!Of course I will always stand up for her, she is a light in my life! A new beginning for her and a small step for our family.