March 22, 2009


After church today, we gathered at our house with a few friends and family for the naming and blessing of our two cute boys. We are so grateful to have such sweet boys. Some people have told us that we've been so good for the boys, but I most definately think it's the other way around--they have been so good for us!

Most people recieve their name and blessing as an infant . . . Since our boys are older, we knew they would most likely carry some memories of this day, so we tried to add to the specialness of it all. We wrapped 2 books last night and left them in the hallway for the boys to find. When they woke up in the morning they were so excited to find an unexpected, silvery gift for each of them. I heard someone wake up and went to the stairs and saw Kyler smiling and hugging his gift. He told me he thought he knew what it was--a book. To be specific, his guess was a Curious George book. Partly right he was. They both opened their books and we read and cuddled in the hallway. Kacin's book was "I Am a Child of God" and Kyler's was "Beautiful Savior" (both with artwork by Greg Olsen).

When we got home from church, Kacin asked to take a nap (a sure sign of sickness). He had a fever. We debated canceling, but decided to just go ahead and do it. (We found out later he had an ear infection).

I was a little nervous when it was time to start and Kyler started karate chopping, but he settled down. I peeked at both of their faces during their blessings--so reverent and sweet. They were beautiful blessings. Later, I asked Kacin what he thought about it and he said "I felt really happy inside."

We missed having our families with us, but were grateful to share the day with such great friends. It was a beautiful day!
Cheryl said...

I'm so sad he had an ear infection, but at least they can treat that. The boys were awesome on Sunday, and it sounds like the whole family has lots of wonderful blessings awaiting you. Congratulations!

Clint and Mari Cluff said...

What a special day for your family. I think you both needed each other, You guys are good for the boys and the boys are good for you. What a special family you have!! We are so happy for you guys!!

Bret said...

What a special day. We're so excited to see you guys for the sealing in April.

Jenna Allen said...

Thank you so much for posting this in so much detail... I can feel a bit like I was there. :)Love you guys