Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blessing Day

Today was a special day for our family! In our church, there is a special ordinance where children receive a name and a blessing. Usually children are infants when they receive this, but Lexi and Sophi were exceptions, of course. (:

It's always a feat to get eight children ready for 9:00 church, and today was no exception, but we actually managed to show up early for once! Maybe that had to do with the fact that my parents are here and so there was lots of extra help. Taylor was so cute, asking if he could get Sophi dressed and ready-- those two have a special relationship. (: The girls looked beautiful in their white dresses. Sophi wore the same dress that Elli was blessed in four years ago, with the sleeves tucked in, of course. Lexi sat so still during the blessing, with her little hands folded in her lap, seeming to know full well the importance of what was happening. Afterward, Jeremy lifted her up for the congregation to see and she had a huge smile on her face. Sophi was also very good-- I had wondered if she would start screaming as hands were laid on her head, but she was very content. Such special, beautiful girls and such a wonderful blessing from their Father in Heaven and their father on earth. (:

I feel overwhelmed with gratitude for our Heavenly Father's plan for our family. I would never had thought that I would have this family He has blessed us with. EIGHT beautiful, cherished spirits in our home, and two waiting up above. I cannot express how much I love being their mother, and what joy each one brings to me. Lexi and Sophi are so perfect for our family, and I don't know what we ever did without them!

So grateful for such a wonderful Sabbath day!

Love you, Lexi Li! Love you, Sophi Bre!


  1. What a wonderful day it looks like you guys had. Your girls look so beautiful in white!!! You got some great pictures too!

  2. LOVE the pictures!! Wish we could've been there!!!

  3. What a blessing. They are beautiful. I know you say that you all are the lucky ones, but those are some pretty lucky girls to be in your darling family. You are always such a great example of following spiritual promptings.

  4. Priceless. Breathtaking photos of lovely, beautiful, precious girls. Thanks for sharing your special day with us.

    ::happy sigh::

  5. You and your cute family have had such an impact on me in the short time I've known you. Thank you for allowing me to peek into your lives which has enabled me to want to become a better person. The spririt that radiates from each member of your famitly is incredible! Congrats Lexi and Sophi! Missed you today Elli. Church is just not the same without you. :)

  6. Well welcome to the family of Faith! Love the pictures - love you guys!

    hugs - aus and co.

  7. Thanks for all the pictures! The girls look so darling!

  8. Wish we could have been there! Such beautiful children!!!!


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