Tuesday, June 15, 2010

violet's blessing

violet was given a name and a blessing in may and it was quite the event...

when i was blessed, my mom spent many-an-hour sewing my little dress for the special occasion. i have always loved it. my sister and i shared a room growing up and on special hooks on each side of the room hung our blessing dresses. it was fun to see the tiny dresses while i got older but years of hanging on the wall had left dust and yellowing behind. when my mom found out i was having a little girl, she pulled the dress out and began restoring it. i am so thankful- she did a fabulous job. violet looked so cute and i thoroughly enjoyed passing on this little heirloom.
i had to take a few without her bonnet to show off her luscious locks.

when vi was born, it was a freezing february outside which turned into a freezing march which turned into a mild april. so, naturally, we thought that if we blessed her in may the weather would be nice and the kids would have the yard to go nuts in. well... the mild april turned into a freezing may but we went ahead with the blessing regardless. the kids still braved the cold backyard but they were sure to stay bundled.

vi LOVED all the attention she was getting and freely handed out smiles... just not to the camera.
there may not have been much seating....
but we are so thankful to all the friends and family who supported our little family.


i love little violet and all the fun she brings. she is growing up so fast! now that she is feeling better, she is quite the chatterbox. she loves to hear her own voice and she sings all day long. lately, she has discovered a growling noise too. it is also so fun to see cade as a daddy. he is so loving and cute with vi. she lights up when her daddy is there to play. time is flying by!

4 comments:

Kristen said...

Ash, Vi looks so beautiful! I love that you passed down your dress. So precious. Hope you are doing well!

LAINA said...

Sorry we couldn't make it. It sounds like it was a party. And Vi looks so cute in your dress.

Austin and Leslie said...

You guys are seriously such a cute family!!! Vi is adorable and gorgeous. :) Glad to hear she is feeling better.

holtkamp said...

i love the dress! what a lovely little family. -jen