Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Baby Blessing!

I'm way behind on blogging
because I have so much to do
and I'm doing so much darn thinking 
(aka worrying)
that I'm having trouble accomplishing anything.

But I am forcing myself to sit down with the computer and tell you about the baby blessing!

On Sunday, August 10,
Kaylee Elizabeth Hill
was blessed.
(It's similar to a christening for those who don't know much about my religion)
“Every member of the church of Christ having children is to bring them unto the elders before the church, who are to lay their hands upon them in the name of Jesus Christ, and bless them in his name” (D&C 20:70).

She wore the same dress that Isabelle wore.
It was made by Great Grandma Janice using the fabric from my wedding dress.

Her Dad blessed her and it was very touching and sweet.
Great Grandpa Davidson, Grandpa Frank Hill, Great Grandpa from Amber's side (sorry I don't know his last name!), Uncles and Uncles-to-be were all part of the circle as well.

Afterwards, we went back to our place for a family barbecue.

It was our first family "party" since we moved here
and we were a little disorganized
but it was still fun!

We learned a few things:
We need some outdoor furniture
We need some folding chairs
Utah has WAY more flies than Massachusetts
(but less mosquitoes...)
Flies are less attracted to flypaper than to us and our food
If we barbecue under the covered porch, the house will fill with smoke and we will set off all of the smoke alarms in the house.
Not all of the smoke alarms have a silence feature.

No pictures were taken until after most of my side of the family had left.
That's just one example of my disorganization.

There was lots of food
and it is my absolute favorite thing to see my boys hanging out and chatting together.
They really seem to enjoy each others' company.

We were missing Austin!
I hope he can come for a visit sometime soon!

Kaylee, in true Kaylee fashion, slept through most of the party.
But once she woke up, she put up with our picture taking, clothes changing and carrying her around
without much of a fuss.
What a good kid!

We have since purchased 3 fly swatters.
and we are still trying to kill all of the flies that got in during the party!

1 comment:

  1. This is the stuff you miss by living far away. I hate it! I love that you were able to be there for that! I also love that those baby girls got to wear part of your wedding dress. SO cool.

    But the flies! My gosh the flies! I cleaned my car out yesterday and there must have been a hundred flies inside by the time I was done. YUCK. I hate them. There is always one or two of them in my house.