Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Our Sweet Little Girls' Blessing Day! September 7, 2008

Sunday was Lilly's blessing down in Arizona. Josh did such a wonderful job and bore such a sweet testimony afterward. I am so lucky to be married to such an awesome man! He is the best husband and the best dad and we have so much fun together. There isn't anyone I would rather be with in my whole wide world! Lilly looked so beautiful in her gorgeous dress that my mom made for her, and everyone had such a fun time holding her and loving all over her. We had a lunch at our house after and we all had a fun time visiting together. We love our little girl so much and can't imagine what life was like before her grand arrival. More pictures of her in this dress are to come!


Patti said...
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Patti said...

Sorry about that previous comment, it was my business login. Anyways... Lilly is BEAUTIFUL! Her dress is beautiful and it was wonderful to be with you and meet Josh, Lilly and your family. Thanks for inviting us and we enjoyed every minute of it. You are a WONDERFUL mom.

Shauna said...

Hey Natalie, congrats on blessing day! Lilly is beautiful and the dress is amazing.

PS Did you know you can add more than 5 pictures per post? After you upload the 1st 5 pictures just click on the "add photo" icon and you can add 5 more again...and again... for as many pictures as you want.

Dartay said...

Super freakin' cute! We had fun watching her tonight, she is a doll!

Unknown said...

How cute!! Your mom did an awesome job on that dress. It's gorgeous! Did you cut your hair?? Wish we could have been there.

Drew and Randi said...

oh! congrats on the blessing!! Lilly is getting so cute! she is just beautiful!! i dont know if Skyler can live up the challenge of her!!

Queen of Kings said...

Lilly is BEAUTIFUL! Your Mom is so talented her dress is georgous she is getting so big! All of her pictures are adorable!! I love her little smile you are the cuttest family!

tiare said...

gorgeous! what an awesome time for your family!!!!
so happy for the both of you!!!

Marissa said...

How beautiful! You mom is a very talented seamstress.

Nicole said...

Nat, she is such a doll!! She is beautiful! I LOVE her dress.

Monica said...

Natalie, sorry if you've read this before but I love it. It makes me cry every time I read it. It's all so true. Lilly is beautiful! Love you!


Before I was a Mom

Before I was a Mom-
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a mom - I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom-
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom-
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to
put them down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I
couldn’t stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life
so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew that I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom-
I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn’t know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so
important and happy.

Before I was a Mom-
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every
10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,
the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a

Sommer said...

She looks like an angel... sounds like it all went well!

Jess said...

She is absolutely beautiful Nat! Can I just say I am a terrible friend, I am so sorry! You left it up to me to keep in touch with you and I haven't done a good job of that! I have been thinking about you a lot lately and figured I better find a way to get in touch. I was almost in tears when I saw your baby and how happy you guys look! I am so excited I found you :)

iammommahearmeroar said...

Hey Natalie,
I think it would be really fun to get some shots of your little one. She is beautiful, by the way. Where do you live? Do you want them taken at your home or on location? Drop me an e-mail and we can chat. I'm cheri@cherimagill.com.

Tiff Hunt said...

She is such a beautiful baby!!! I love her cute dress too!!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh -- her dress is beautiful!! I'm so glad it was a good occasion for you guys!