We celebrated Dax Man's baptism this past weekend.
He is SUCH a sweet and gracious dude and he looked so dang handsome in his blue suit.
That smattering of freckles across his nose, and his eyes that light up when he smiles, make for the very best accessories any little gent could wear.
It was a great day.
Here is the spotlight we submitted to our ward newsletter in celebration of one of our favorite fellers:
Dax Ryan Gardner was born on May Day and he has been just like the warm sun for our family ever since. Dax gives friendship and love to every person he meets because he has a giant heart. He is sharp as a tack, athletic as they come, and just honest to goodness, a dream come true.
Dax loves reading, playing soccer, baseball, basketball & football and he also swims like a fish. He is helpful, eager to do what is right, and impossibly important to us.
We are so thrilled that our Dax Man has decided to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. We love him deeply and we know his Heavenly Father loves him too.
We are proud to call you ours, Dax. It is so fun to get to watch you thrive and grow. You will do amazing things, buddy, and we'll be cheering you on from the sidelines. We love you like crazy!
We were lucky enough to score pictures with his amazing grandparents. Thanks to them he is all outfitted with his Book of Mormon and a case to carry it in.
We had lots of cousins and friends who came to support our awesome 8-year-old. We are grateful to everyone who came to participate in his program and wish him well.
After Dax's program we gathered in our backyard for a BBQ on a beautiful June day.
Our darling neighbor made Dax his birthday cake. Poor dude had to wait a full month for us to sing Happy Birthday and blow out his candles. The wait was worth it because this thing was divine. We're lucky he shared.
We hope you always make great choices that bring you joy and freedoms. Thanks for sharing your testimony after your big day. And Thanks for making this parenting gig pretty dang easy.
You're going places, bud.