Saturday, May 2, 2009
A Blessing and Lots of Birthdays
Reese did not enjoy having her picture taken before church that morning. She looked so sweet in her special blessing dress. Rebecca, Melissa, Paige and Claire all wore the same dress.Reese was only 5 days old, but it worked out just right that fast Sunday fell on April 26 due to stake conference on May 3. Since Mark would be in the process of moving in Idaho that day, it worked out perfect. We were able to turn it into a fun family party. Mark gave Reese a sweet blessing and Rebecca was amazing having everyone ready for church with a 5 day old. Plus, she looked great! Motherhood becomes her and she just gets prettier all the time.
April is birthday central in our family. In addition to newborn Reese on the 21st, we have Melissa on the 8th, Luke on the 11th, my niece Sarah Burningham on the 17th, Mark on the 23rd, Grama Great on the 24th and Ben on the 25th. We decided to include my sister Suzy, from San Diego, since her birthday is May 1st. It was fun to celebrate Reese's blessing with so much family. The only sad thing is that we always miss those Utah kids in Provo when everyone else is here. I am longing for the brilliant days of having a family farm or plot of land with everyone living nearby! What ever happened to that? Someone knew what they were doing with that one.
The lucky recepients of cards from Nick & Renee. They always find the good ones.
DISCAIMER: HERE ARE A BUNCH OF PICTURES WE TOOK THAT DAY. SORRY, I'M TOO LAZY TO DO A SLIDE SHOW, AND THERE ARE TONS OF PICTURES BUT THEY ARE TOO CUTE NOT TO INCLUDE, EVEN IF THEY ARE OUT OF ORDER.
Luke and Paige are such sweet little pals. Ever since Luke was 4 or 5 months old he just lights up whenever he sees his cousin, Paige.
Uncle Josh took this cute picture of Paige posing.
My sister Suzy was here for the day with her three kids, Jonathan, Sarah and Trevor. It always makes it special to have them here with us from San Diego. We never get to spend enough time together.
The peanut gallery watching one of NBA playoff games. I'm still not ready to talk about basketball. . .
The darling Gargalis family.
Grama's sweet boys. Dylan is 21 months old and Luke is 3.
Claire looks so darling when Rebecca curls her hair with the curling iron and puts in a barette. It doesn't last long! It was especially cute that morning while she tap danced with her little white shoes.