last sunday was baby jack's blessing day. [in the mormon church, this is basically a naming ceremony so the baby can be put on church records...also, it's usually the dad who does it, and he gives a priesthood blessing along with it that includes guidance and commitments especially for the baby.]
the whole fam came down -- my parents came to town for the weekend, my sister & bro in law drove in from idaho just for the day, and we had grandparents / in laws / cousins from both sides there. b did a wonderful job and it was just so great. afterward, i hosted my first-ever family party and it went well [insert sigh of relief here].
here's our fam [minus granty-pants, who is away in mexico...he won't get to meet j till jack is almost 2 :( ]:
speaking of grant, here's a funny story. his on-again off-again girlfriend of three years, jenna, lives here in orem; they write to each other every week which is a sign of a serious relationship if you're a mormon missionary. wink wink. anyway, she's cool. she comes over and watches project runway with me & j sometimes. my mom looooves her and invited her to the blessing. and she came and took this picture with me & my dad. doesn't she look like she could fit right in? i'm just sayin....
proud grandparents [i know j looks dead, but he's alive...just really sleepy]:
cute rach & jesse. jack loves rachel. she can get him to smile bigger than anyone else.
our little family:
poor baby j conked out after [during] his party. it's tough being the center of attention all the time. he spent the rest of the afternoon like this: