Gavin was baptized by Sam at our stake youth baptism. We are so proud of him and the decision he made to be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There were three other children being baptized that day and the whole thing almost didn’t happen because of the weather. A pipe froze at the church building where he was supposed to be baptized. After the date and time were changed several times, Gavin was able to get baptized at 2pm at the stake center. He picked Uncle Nick and Brother Angerbauer to be his witnesses. During the confirmation I was watching Carter and had my eyes open. Gavin looked at me, gave me a big smile and a thumbs up. This wasn’t afterwards, this was right in the middle of it. Most kids reverently close their eyes, not Gavin. He always has me laughing. After the baptism everyone came back to our house for a luncheon. The Nelsons, Angerbauers, Thurmans, Sparks, Sherers, Smiths, Van Osdells, Collingwoods, and Trefethens came to support Gavin.
The next day when Grandma Debbie was asking Gavin about his baptism the first thing he told her was, “My mom and dad forgot to buy me white underwear, so I just didn’t wear any.”