Kate was blessed on New Years Day. It was such a great day with family and friends. We were blessed that Scott's parents were here, as was my sister from out of town, and then a couple of my cousins who live close, and then lots of friends who came to join us! Such a wonderful reminder of the great people we have in our lives! Scott gave Kate a beautiful blessing, which brought tears to my eyes as I listened. I have had such a feeling of peace since Sunday. I was talking to a good friend yesterday, whose husband stood in the circle, and she mentioned that when her husband came and sat down next to her after the blessing she noticed he had tears in his eyes. He leaned over and told her, that while he was standing in the circle, he had an overwhelming feeling of love for our family, and understood the Heavenly Father was pleased that Kate had joined our family, and what a special spirit she is. Scott's dad had a similar experience. It was a special blessing!
I wish we had taken pictures with our friends that joined us, but this is what we did get.
Scott and I with Kate.
Brothers and a sister
Jackson really wanted to hold Kate.
Mom and daughter
Kate in her blessing dress.
Kate's dress is special because it is partly my blessing dress. The top dress is the dress that I was blessed in. I was a spring time baby, so it was warm when I was blessed. It's not so warm in Washington in January, so a friend in our ward made the long slip that went under the dress for Kate to wear. Here is a picture of the dress that I wore.
And three generations - me, my mom and my daughter.
Kate getting a kiss from my mom, who she is named after.
Beautiful little girl!
I am so blessed with three wonderful children! I look back 10 years ago or even 8 years ago when we thought we would never have children, and now, I have two great boys and a beautiful daughter. I thank my Heavenly Father every day for these three wonderful blessings!