Aug 31, 2012

Aug 13, 2012

Blessing Day

Doug gave our adorable Benjamin Michael his baby blessing yesterday. No last minute name-changing happened (phew). The blessing was beautiful; you're a lucky boy, Benjamin. It was wonderful that so many people came to support us and we're sorry that not everyone could come. 

A family photo:

Ben is wearing the outfit that my dad, and my two brothers were blessed in.
We managed not to get it dirty - imagine that!

Look at how big he's getting! (He's basically 2 months old now.)

I know I don't have to comment on all these pictures, but seriously, I look like I'm 14.
Though I'm sure you didn't need me to tell you that.

Yeah, these are Ben's go-to expressions, haha!

After church, the extended family got together to eat a delicious meal and pass baby around. Life has changed so much and yet it seems like Benjamin has always been a part of our lives. Catherine told me that days go by slow and weeks go by fast. How true is that! We all know the years pass quickly but it's frightening when generations do too. I treasure these moments when Ben is small and absolutely perfect. Yesterday I glimpsed eternity as I pondered all that I hope for Ben. I can't put into words the joy I feel because we are sealed together. Because of Jesus Christ, our family is forever.

Aug 8, 2012


One of the great things about late summer is picking fruit. In this case, blueberries!  Ben really didn't do much in the way of picking or eating the blueberries, but we had fun anyway.

Ben is smiling and cooing so much more now! We love all of this new attention and I'm sure he does too.

So I have lots of time these days (go figure) and spend a lot of it reading. I just finished reading Bringing up Bebe  and I. loved. it. She is such an engaging writer and the book was over way too soon (how many parenting books can you say that about? hmm?). 

PS the family is back home from their vacation and Ben and I are so glad to have perpetual company once again :). Gotta love the grandparents.