Monday, December 28, 2009

Catching Up

I am doing some catching up . . . mainly so our families can look at the pictures we've been taking of the girls. But, I am also doing some catch up so this blog can be more like a little journal of the crazy things my girls do on a day to day basis. I will still highlight the big, fun, and exciting times in our lives, but I think this space will serve me better if it is more of a day to day fun thing to post on than a chore! So, bear with me. Next week we will have a whole new blog :)

Maejae's Blessing

Maejae received a name and blessing from her Daddy in August. She was able to wear the same blessing dress that Natalie wore. It was a little big for her, but still looked adorable. We got this dress from Grandma Larson, and I still think it is one of the prettiest blessing dresses I've seen.

Maejae was blessed with health and strength to go throughout her life in happiness. She was blessed with the wisdom and strength necessary to withstand the adversary, and to come out as an example to others. She was also blessed with a desire to learn, to seek new knowledge, and to remember what is truly her purpose on Earth while studying. She was also blessed, as Natalie was, to live in the Gospel, and someday marry a worthy Priesthood holder. If they use their Daddy as an example, I'm sure they won't go astray on who they choose to be with.

My Mom was able to be here for the blessing, but we didn't have any other family here to participate in the blessing itself. So, we were grateful to all of our friends from school and our neighborhood that were able to share this special day with us. We love you all!

Grandma's Visit Continued . . .

When Grandma came to visit for Maejae's Blessing, we decided to take a trip to the Phoenix Zoo to see some animals. However, when we got there, most of the animals were inside, and we didn't see anything but the elephants up close. It was kind of disappointment, but who can blame the animals? When it's over 100 degrees out, who wants to bake in the sun while other gawk at you?

Luckily, Natalie enjoyed the carousel so much that she had to ride it twice. She got to ride the Tiger and the Lion with her Grammies and her Daddy. She even got Grandma to ride on the dog. Oh, and look at her face! It is so sun-burnt after walking around the zoo, but she sure had fun!

2 Weeks Old

Maejae's 2 Week Photos

* I know these are really late, but she is just so adorable in her photos that I had to share them.