Skip to main content

Special Stuff

This weekend will go down as one of the most meaningful and monumental times for our little family.

Kate was baptized on Saturday.  She radiated joy!  Kate is the rock of our family.  She is always wanting to do what's right.  Later that night, my parents took some grandkids to McDonalds.  Davey was playing in the area sectioned off for kids three and under.  This concerned Kate because Davey is four, and she did not feel good about crossing the invisible line to help with Davey.  Her desire to follow Christ's example with exactness makes me want to do better...and roll my eyes at times.  

Maggie was blessed on Sunday.  She cried the whole time.  Matt said many wonderful things.  Here are a few phrases my cousin wrote down afterward, "Your birth and arrival was made possible because of the love and care of many, both on this side of the veil and the other side."  Also summarizing, "You've been given the gift of charity...the desire to serve others as you've been served.  You've been given the beautiful gift of a mortal and imperfect body.  Your body is a gift from God and is a temple.  It is a blessing.  You are blessed with a happy heart...be quick to laugh and slow to anger."

These two ordinances need no fancy luncheons and dresses to make them special.  But sharing them with friends and family added to the joy.  

Kate with her great grandmas.



 Uncle Kelly, all the way from Houston, was able to make it for the baptism.  What a treat!





Nana and Pa wanted get Maggie her blessing dress.  I wanted it to be short, simple and ivory.  Tough find.  My cousin makes dresses, so I  sent her a few pictures of what I like, and she went to work.   Love it! Thanks Nana, Pa, and Savannah for outfitting Little Mags.




This is Josie during our family picture on Saturday.  The picture turned out blurry, but I just had to include this close-up.  It's so hard when the other sisters are getting so much attention!  Love that girl.










Comments

  1. What a beautiful and special time for your family. I was baptized the same weekend that my baby sister was blessed as well (you and me Kate!!). It is such a special thing to share! Matt's blessing brought me to tears. I sure love the gospel and all the comfort, peace and hope it brings. I love all of these pictures (Millie, you are gorgeous!) and am so glad you were able to spend this time with so many members of your family. Sure love you guys!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love those events and those kids! I love notes from baby blessings, too. They can be great guides. Hugs from Texas!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Can you believe our babies are baptized? Quinn was baptized last month, and it was so amazing. I can't believe how big they have gotten. I feel like it was just yesterday that they were crawling around the floor during Relief Society. Congrats to you and your family on such a special week!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a great weekend! The pictures are awesome! Congrats on both special events, please give the kids hugs from their AZ family. xoxox

    ReplyDelete
  5. Special day for an amazing family!
    We love you guys!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congratulations!! What a special weekend!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Building a Utah Valley Parade of Home

Our home is complete (mostly), and we are thrilled!  It makes my heart flutter every time we pull up. This home is the fulfillment of a dream, full of beauty and accommodation.  Davey zooms up and down the ramps with freedom.  We all have our "favorite parts" of the home, and I can't narrow mine down to one.

The Parade of Homes is happening now, and every day I get questions from friends, family and strangers asking about the parade process and where we purchased things.  I'll answer some of them on the blog.  Keep in mind, this is just our experience.  I'm sure it is different for everyone.

Why did we build a parade home? ·Some of the subcontractors offered a discount price because their products or work would be featured.  It doesn’t necessarily mean it is cheaper to build a parade home, but it is possible to get more for your money.  For example, appliances.  We wouldn’t normally buy Bosch appliances, but with parade discounts the fancier appliances were the …

Surgery and Nursery

Can't sleep.  Spina bifida does that sometimes!  On Tuesday Davey will have surgery at Shriners Hospital.  Some call the surgery a bilateral tibial rotational osteotomy.   I refer to it as fixing the feet forward.  Here's how he walks now.  See how he trips on his feet because they turn inward.  That's a result of being born with clubbed feet.  Hopefully in two months after his casts have been removed, his feet will face forward.   This is Davey's 8th surgery (I think).  It's difficult to know how he processes the thoughts of surgery.   He is most excited to have a slumber party with his dad at the hospital, and for his Papa from Texas to come and sword fight with him.  It's been a long time since Matt and I had one of our kiddos in an operating room...over a year.  I've appreciated the break and pray the doctors will have skill, wisdom, compassion and clarity as they care for my little boy.  
My heart is really heavy concerning Maggie.  Spina bifida does …

Cross-eyed Cuteness

Written by Matt.

We've had lots of appointments this week.

Thursday:  Millie and Maggie went to the Primary Children's in Riverton for an ultrasound on the kidneys and brain for Maggie.  Everything looked good. 
Friday:  Maggie's first follow up since her shunt surgery.  To us, she seems to be doing quite well except for her eyes crossing.  But as soon as the neurosurgeons saw Maggie, they said she needed to get an MRI.  He felt that it was urgent enough to do the scan that same day, but Millie was too sick to stay at the hospital and was lucky to drive home without crashing.  If you’ve never heard Millie crow up,  you’re missing out (it’s a mix between coughing and throwing up).  And we did an ultrasound on Davey's kidneys that day.  
Saturday:  The MRI.  Millie was still too sick to go to the hospital, so just Maggie and I went.  Maggie was charming as usual even on the required empty stomach and made instant friends with all the nurses and technicians.  I stayed wi…