Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Eli's blessing day

We blessed Eli on June 6 in our ward. One of the sweetest things about the day was seeing Eli be blessed in the same outfit that Jed was blessed in 27 years ago. It was in perfect condition and Eli looked so sweet in it. I am so glad Suzanne hung on to it, the outfit is a treasure to me.

I have to start out by saying that hosting a blessing at your house is a lot of work. When we blessed Ruby and Emma we were still living in the filing cabinet and it would have been impossible to accommodate everyone.

I was grateful for all of the kind cue's I was given to remind me what I was supposed to be doing as host. Suzanne kindly offered to make the BBQ beef for the sandwiches. It greatly lightened the load.

We had almost all of the family and a few friends travel the long distance to our house. I failed however to take any pictures of except of my beautiful neice Ashlyn holding Eli. Which I think makes up for all of the other pictures I failed to take. She was so sweet with him.

My SIL Mindy took all of the blessing pictures of Eli. I love them so much and am very excited to get them printed so Eli can take his proper place up on the wall with the rest of the family.

It was a wonderful day, and enjoyed seeing everyone, even though I am left with the feeling that I didn't get to spend the time I wanted to visiting with everyone. I so appreciate everyone's support.


  1. He is so handsome! That's awesome that that's the outfit Jed was blessed in--it looks like it's in perfect condition! I don't know if you got my text about how we wouldn't be able to make it, but we were sad to not be able to come to the blessing. Shaun had to teach last-minute in his quorum and we had meetings we couldn't miss etc. We were definitely thinking of you guys, and are hoping to see you soon! We're so glad that it was a good day for you all. And Eli is so going to be a heartbreaker. He's so cute! =)

  2. so adorable and precious. His outfit is precious. I love the posey pictures. It's okay to be scattered brained. I am feeling the same way. :)

  3. Eli is so cute Ashley and Jed you did a great job! He is a sweetheart!

  4. What an adorable little man! Fun times! Wish we were closer to share them.

  5. That second to last pic shows what beautifully blue eyes he has!! They're all such sweet shots. Wish we could have been there for the special day. Love you guys!

  6. Eli looks so cute in his posed pictures. Love the one where he's lying on his side just chillin'.
    Sorry about your knee. I hope it is feeling better. I was sad to hear you weren't going to be in the competition, but I am sure we will do it again sometime. :)