Saturday, September 27, 2008

London's Special Day

This has been a great weekend. We had all the Woods in town, plus Grandma Fern and Cousin Coco from Arizona. Including the NY Whitings and Uncle Matt (who hails from the BK, aka, Brooklyn), we were 18 strong. They all stayed in a hotel except Grandma Fern and Coco. It was rainy and wet the whole weekend long. I really wanted to show off our neighborhood with all the great fall weather and fun parks, but it didn't work out that way. The reason for the occasion is that our sweet BabyLondon turned 8, and she was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! Her baptism was beautiful and we had lots of friends there, along with amazingly supportive ward members. We have such a great groups of people around us. What a blessing.
We also had a low-key birthday celebration for her. She didn't mind that Mommy couldn't bake the cake from scratch, she had a good time and we all got to show our love for our sweet BabyLondon. She is growing up so well, so strong, and has been able to put any adversity that NYC dishes out in the right perspective. She doesn't let it alter her. She isn't influenced by it. She knows what is right and therefore makes herself accountable for choosing what's right. What's the greatest thing of all, is that she sees the different ways of life around her and doesn't judge; instead she just lives as best as she can. I am so proud of her.


  1. Oh my gosh, could she be more beautiful?! What a special occasion to have so many visitors at once! Congratulations on such a gorgeous, smart, sophisticated 8 year old!

  2. What beautiful baptism pictures to remember such a perfect day! I've been thinking of you a lot lately. Conference made me think of you there in NY. You are building your family on a ROCK, Nichole!

  3. London is like a mini-Nichole. With light hair. You both are gorgeous! I'm glad you were able to share the city with your visiting family. It's fun to read your descriptions. Take care!