Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lainey's Blessing

I am finally ready to post a few pictures from Lainey's Blessing. It was a beautiful blessing and made me so grateful to be a member of the LDS church. I can't imagine my life without the gospel. I am so grateful for the blessing that I have in my three perfect daughters. They are everything to me. I LOVE being their mommy. Though the laundry piles are overwhelmingly high, the dishes are only sometimes done and the "to do" list is nowhere to be found, the joy that I feel everyday from my children is overwelming. I fear that I have lost a little in the stress of things and have been reminded lately to cherish these precious, fleeting moments with my babies. It truly is a gift and one that I will no longer take for granted. I realized that this is my last year to have all of my girls home with me everyday. I will never have that again. I vow to treasure it. I need to spend more time playing with my girls, letting them help me cook dinner and clean the house. Sometimes it makes for more work, but the sense of joy that we both feel from that kind of time is worth it. I am thankful for my blessings, my family, my health, and the opportunities that I have had and have now in my life. I just needed to express my gratitude. Thanks for indulging me!









17 comments:

Anne said...

beautiful, katie! what a cute family you have.

Cassie and Mitch said...

she looked so beautiful, what a gorgeous dress!!! Aaron gave a great blessing and it was so fun to see your family!! I hope you are doing great!

Shane and Jill said...

What a cute girl! You have a very special family...great job mom and dad for all your hard work!

Whitney said...

She is a doll Katie! I needed to read your post today too. Too often I find myself getting wrapped up in the stress of being a mom and not enjoying the sweet, fleeting moments. Thanks for helping me remember.

Lisa said...

Cute pictures! Isn't it nice to have those moments of loving being a mom! I keep trying to have more and more of those moments and less of the not so fun mommy moments!

Debbi said...

I love her dark hair! I hope she keeps it, she is so precious!

Kimberli Tripp said...

She looks so sweet! I have to ask... where did you get the beautiful blessing dress? I am really hoping the answer is an internet site because I don't think I can get to Iowa to buy one... It is gorgeous (matches the baby)!

Elise said...

Katie, she is a little angel in that dress! I love these pictures. She has got a contagious little grin too. What a sweet baby.

Kamae said...

Great pictures of your family! I'm sure you are a fantastic mom!

allison said...

I never saw her dress up close, it is beautiful and she is darling. You guys are such a cute family.

Andrea said...

What a beautiful little girl Katie. I love all of that hair she has. I am glad you had such a special blessing day for her. I agree that dress is gorgeous!

Fun pics below---it was fun to catch up and see what your cute family has been up to.

lindsay said...

so cute! your whole family is so beautiful. you'll have to let me know how the adjustment to three is. :) congrats!

Jessie James and the Outlaws said...

Oh my goodness. I want her. They could do jumperoo together and be neglected together and eat cupcakes together. She is getting so big. Whe people tell you, "oh, she's so small" I feel like saying, "holy smokes, she's huge. You should have seen her three months ago! It's crazy how thye are so big to us and so small to everybody else. I love you, Jessie

Doug and Kami said...

She is so beautiful! All of your girls are darling, you two have a good thing going, keep up the good work!! You look great too, you always do! Can't wait to hold that little girl, do what you can to keep her little until we get to see her in real life!!! Kids grow up to fast she will be rolling around by the time we see her, but she will still seem like a baby to us because our baby will be three next month, its hard to believe!

Doug and Kami said...

She is so beautiful! All of your girls are darling, you two have a good thing going, keep up the good work!! You look great too, you always do! Can't wait to hold that little girl, do what you can to keep her little until we get to see her in real life!!! Kids grow up to fast she will be rolling around by the time we see her, but she will still seem like a baby to us because our baby will be three next month, its hard to believe!

Paige said...

Hey guys Lainey looks like such a sweetheart! your family is beautiful! what special times...good job getting so many photos because it goes by so fast and those pictures are worth millions! BTW we finally got our blog up and running if you want to check it out and add us to your list....... allredsinaction.blogspot.com

Leanne said...

She is so precious. I love her smile.