Tuesday, September 14, 2010

blessing baby j

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:

the end.


Jill said...

I don't know if I ever congratulated you on Baby J. So, first of all, Congrats! He's a cutie.

2nd, I msut say his blessing outfit was magic. Loved the chucks with the bow tie.

Kudos and (again) congrats!

You Are My Fave said...

How cute is he in that bow tie and sneakers? Love.

Nicole said...

I was going to say what Jill said. I LOVE the bow tie and Converse! :)

Jenny said...

I love his cute little blessing outfit! So cute!

Brandon and Erica said...

That last picture is my FAVORITE. Sooo sleepy :)

Such a fun day, still sad we missed it :( Jack's outfit is awesome though. He is a mini little B.

And, yeah..I've said it once and I'll say it again: can I please look like you when my baby is 2 months old?


Megan said...

awe!! That bow tie!! What a heartbreaker he is!!

dana said...

i love the outfit. just perfect.

Tara Johnson said...

So I found your blog on Sarah on Sarah Turpin's blog. I know your sister Rachel and her husband Jesse. We were in the same ward with them in Rexburg. I wish I could've gotten to know her better but I just loved her!