The Sunday after Carson's 14th birthday was his ordination to the office of Teacher in the Aaronic Priesthood. These milestone birthdays as a young man (12, 14, 16, 18) in our church are a huge deal in his progress in his testimony and in the Priesthood. I'm so grateful for a son who strives to live worthy to hold the priesthood. He's making good decisions (for the most part!) and is a good example to me!
He was also excited to move up to the next class where many of his friends are already age 14 and 15. It comes with a bit more maturity, and he was ready for that.
A big day called for a new suit since he's grown 18 inches. Ok, not 18 inches. But a lot.
Since he is just so darn tall and lean, we ended up getting him a professionally tailored suit. We left a ton of hem in the legs, arms and shoulders...so I'm really hoping he can make this suit last 2 years!
Here were just a few of the men in the cirle. (Missing Eric Radimak, Tom Hollandsworth, Josh Carver, and Bishop Dyer in the picture). Men below: Mitchell Hollandsworth, Rob Evans, Bryce Warning, Trevor, Carson, Chris Madsen, Dennis Coatney, Trevor Spague. So grateful for amazing leaders that guide and direct him on the right path. He has such fantastic examples of worth priesthood holders in our family and among our friends.
The Dalley fam took over the classroom during the ordination and Trevor gave him an awesome blessing as the priesthood office was conferred. Happy to have Charise (minus Chris) and Camille's fam (with new baby, Reed!) with us for lunch afterwards at our house.
I didn't get a group picture apparently. But we had fun doting on these 4 babies!
Gwen, Ivy, Meg, and Reed. Sweet cousins!
Proud of this kid! And so darn handsome too!