A little over a week ago we had the pleasure of being a part of my niece, Cella's baptism! She was ecstatic to have her cousin Christian perform the baptism. It was an amazing experience for everyone. Emma and Elizabeth sang "When I am Baptized" with their beautiful, sweet voices. We are so blessed. It was a fabulous weekend! The stress hit on the way home, President's Day, when we left late to miss D.C. traffic, but instead drove right into a blinding snow storm! As an added shock, it was 80 degrees when we left North Carolina... eeek! We made it home, with many spoken and unspoken prayers uttered. We were still on a high from the lovely weekend spent with family and a spiritual milestone.
Then it was time to get ready for Elizabeth's 14th birthday! We decided to paint and decorate her room. It was a transformation from mauve and peach (ugh), to plum and silver walls with turquoise accents! So very pretty! Emma helped with it all. I'm not quite done, but will include a picture when finished! She was so happily surprised. She also got the Chi straightening iron (a brand new one found on craigslist for over half the price new- I love that!) she has soooo longed for, and was thrown a surprise party by her good friends! It was awesome! In the middle of it all, Christian passed his driver's test and is now an official driver!! It's all good!