Friday, June 24, 2016

Molly's blessing

Molly was blessed not quite two weeks ago, on June 12, during our ward's sacrament meeting. We were fortunate enough to have both mine and Sean's parents here, as well as some of our siblings and their families. We are so grateful to them for coming!

It turned out to be a beautiful day and I was so glad. A big storm had rolled through the day before, but Sunday morning we woke up to the sunny skies.

I love this picture of these two before church.

She looked so beautiful in her dress!

I always thought if I had a little girl, it would be really cool to make her blessing dress. Not really knowing how to do it, I called up my sister-in-law to see if she would be willing to help me sew one, and thankfully, she said yes! My mother-in-law was also in town, so I got to enlist her help also. It was a bit daunting finding just the right fabric, but I ended up finding the silk after several trips to the fabric store, and the lace came all the way from Singapore! It was such a fun weekend in Idaho Falls working on the dress together, and I am so grateful for their help. I absolutely love it. It turned out so beautiful and I love that I will be able to tell Molly her dress was made by her mom, aunt, and nana.

She looked so peaceful on my lap before the blessing. She woke up right as Sean took her up, but she stayed calm and didn't make a peep during the prayer. It was a beautiful blessing.

Getting some attention from her cousin Piper-- one of her biggest fans :)

Family picture at the church


I love how she is smiling at my mom :)

I took a million pictures of Molly in her dress. I knew once we took it off, she likely wouldn't be putting it back on, and I just wanted to make sure I had plenty of pictures to help me remember how beautiful she was. I kept her in her dress for quite awhile after church just because I couldn't bear to take it off!

Thankful for this girl and her special day.

1 comment:

Grant and Taryn Layton said...

Her dress turned out gorgeous and she is such a cutie! I am so impressed you made it and that will be a great thing to be able to tell her...who knows, maybe she'll bless a baby in it one day (we used Grant's homemade blessing outfit for our boys :) Your family is beautiful, can't wait to see you all hopefully soon!