Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

WHAT A BLESSING! ...and anniversary! :)

Today marked one year of marriage for Jake and I!!! I can't believe how much we've experienced in this past year...
Move to Idaho
Move back to Utah
Have baby
Just to name a few...
In between those events- SO many adventures...
I'm so blessed to have experienced them all along side my best friend and EC/hubby. Jake is a loving husband and father and, well, words can't say how lucky Elliot and I are to have him.
Also, today Jake was able to give Elliot her name and blessing. He administered such a sweet, and touching blessing. She has great things in store, our special little girl.
We had a GREAT weekend! Nana (my mom), Papa (my dad), Hannah (my "baby" sis), and Bailey (my niece) all drove out from Cali and Abby (my lil' sis) came out from Idaho. We had such a great time with them, and are so greatful that they were able to come out to spend this special weekend with us. On Saturday we decided to head out to the SLC and visit temple square. When we left Springville, it was cold but sunny. The closer we got to Salt Lake, the snowier it got! So we parked at the conference center, bundled up the babe, and braved the weather as we all ran around like mice in a maze trying to figure out how the heck to get out of the parking lot that faces temple square! It was pretty hilarious, and the family really loved seeing and playing in all that snow. What's with there not being handycap/stroller ramps on the outside of the conference center!? Oh well, after a lovely tour of the parking lot we figured it out. :) After our tour of the visitors center we headed over to Trolley square for brinner. It was just so great to see my fam!
Sunday, Elliot was blessed by her daddy and was surrounded by uncles and grandpa's. She did so good. She just stared at her dad and was so calm and awake. With lots of help from Jill (my mother in law) we made her blessing dress from my wedding dress. She also wore pink and white chrocheted (sp?) slippers that her great grandma Ebert made for her, and beautiful beaded bracelet from her aunt Lyndsie, and a gorgeous head piece by her aunt Kaylee. She looked adorable. Her great grandma Ebert also made the blanket that you'll see in the slide show that I'll be posting.
It has been a great weekend/day/year!

Saturday, November 7, 2009