Well, BJ turned 12 on his last birthday (Christmas 07)! Can you believe it? I am getting old! I am so proud of him. He is such a great kid. He was given the Aaronic Priesthood and ordained a deacon on January 13, 2008 by his Uncle Rob. Which, by the way, was one of the most beautiful priesthood blessings I have ever heard. Rob did such a great job! BJ's grandma and grandpa (Nancy & Terry), both sets of great-grandparents, some aunts and uncles (Rob & Shelley, and Adam & Ruth), and of course Mom and brother Zeke were all there to support him. He is getting so grown up. He looked so handsome in his white shirt and tie. He started passing the sacrament the next week. I thought he would be really nervous, but after church, he said, "Mom, I want to do it again..... today." He did a great job.
The second week of passing the sacrament, while getting ready for church, he came to me with his church clothes on and his (black) bathrobe on over them. He said, "I'm ready!" I asked him why he had his bathrobe on, and he said it was because all the other guys had black suit coats and he wanted one too. Well, not all of them wear them every week but the majority do. So I told him I'd buy him a suit coat for the next week.
In case you are wondering.... no, he did not wear his bathrobe to church. But I did get him a suit for the next week. He wore it and looks so handsome and grown up in it. I'll have to take a picture and post it!