Cole turned 8 on Tuesday, but we had family fun on Sunday. Then he took cookies to class on Tuesday. Then Friday he had a pile of visitors come into town bearing gifts. Then people brought more gifts to our park picnic (105! September in Yuma) after his baptism. Needless to say, I’ve never seen him smile so much. Not even the presents–he has felt very loved. He really wanted to get baptized and show that he was following Jesus, so this was a big deal to him. We are all feeling blessed by the great people in our lives.