Monday, August 12, 2013


One Sunday afternoon in March I received this text from my mom:
Mom: “You won't believe what Caroline caught Max doing behind her back!” 
Me: “What?” Of course I was thinking the worst — girls, drugs — the worst!  
Mom: “Max has been taking missionary lessons”
Me: “What!!! And behind her back? How did she find out and how could they do that without an adult present?”
Mom: “They were coming once a week 'til he told her. He is going to church tomorrow Caroline is going to go, too, so he doesn't have to go by himself. On Caroline's birthday we were at her apartment and we saw the missionaries walk by so Sal asked them to come in we introduced them so I guess they came back. Moana was home when the missionaries came over to teach him while Caroline was at work.”
Long story short, Max was baptized on April 13, 2013 at the age of 14½. Max turned 15 in July. I got a text from my mom last night, August 5th, saying that Max was asked to be the Teachers Quorum president. So proud of my nephew that he made the decision to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. What a great example he is to his family.

Side Story: at the baptism Seth met a 3rd cousin on his dad’s side!

Max looks so much like my dad

Baptism Day & Seth with his 3rd cousin

My mom and I with Sister Dunn and Sister Gilson, who were my YW leaders a long time ago.

Uncle Jeremy and cousin Andrew with Max

Bob’s Big Boy after the baptism