Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Surefire Royalty

Burke: "Mom, is Blakelyn really a princess?"
Me: "Yes."
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Family Time

Now that we are 10 hours away from the closest family rather than 15 or 39, we expect to have more visits from the ones we love. The pressure is on!
It is hard to really appreciate this photo. It was taken in the dark at the end of a really great game of sardines. Our boys beg for a good game of sardines frequently but we have discovered something interesting since we have been in this new house...we've got a bunch of Scaredy-cats! It was good to have a bunch of adults so all the boys could have a partner ( I just had to suck it up and stop being scared). Theron hid behind this plant and strangely this was one of the most difficult finds. The other thing that we have discovered playing in this house is when the lights are all is really really DARK!

Papa couldn't resist buying the pink camouflage fleece outfit for Blakelyn. We all know she has got to keep up with the brothers. She still need to grow into it a little.

Blake with Grandma Judy. Blake is our first blond baby. If she looks like her daddy, then she'll look like her grandma. This could be a foreshadowing of what she will look like when she is in her prime.
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Baby Blessing

At the beginning of December we got a visit from lots of family for a special day for Blakelyn.

In our church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) babies are blessed by their fathers or another man who has the priesthood. During this blessing Blakelyn's name was presented and blessings from Heavenly Father were given to her.
Trav's mom crocheted the booties Blake is wearing and the blanket.
We were glad that my parents and brothers were able to come. It was really neat to have my dad and two of my brothers, Solon and Simeon, standing in the blessing circle.
It was great to have Travis' parents and his brother, Rob, with us for the blessing. Randy and Rob were also able to stand in the circle for the blessing. I liked what I felt when I looked at all the priesthood brethren standing there holding my baby girl.
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Theron on being a good home owner

Driving home from the library today...

Referring to a yard with a swing set, monkey bars, and a merry-go-round, Theron said: "Wow, look at that yard!"
Isaac: "Lucky!"
Theron: "Lucky?! Look at how rundown that house is! That's like the most rundown house ever! They should get an F in the homing department."


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