Friday, May 11, 2012

Ashlyn's blessing day!

I have been so busy, mainly with our yard the past 3 weeks trying to get things ready for Ashlyn's blessing day. I haven't had a chance to blog. 

We had her blessed by her Daddy this past Sunday. Kurt gave a wonderful blessing! It was beautiful!

We had a lot of family and friends come to the church and then we had a luncheon at our house afterwards. Everything turned out so perfect! We had such a great time and we felt so loved!

My sister, Marion got Ashlyn into her blessing gown that morning!

My friend, Katie had made her beautiful gown!

Such a pretty girl!
I am going to get better pictures of the gown later. These pictures don't do it justice!

Here is Ayla all ready for church that morning!
I can't believe how big my little girl is getting!

Now onto the luncheon!
We had a really good turnout!
Here is my friend, DeeDee holding Ashlyn for the first time!

My friend, Amy and her husband, John!
I got to have Amy as my nurse at the hospital when I had Ashlyn. It was so nice to have a friend take such good care of me and my baby!

Aaron and Melissa!

This is Cori with me in this picture!
It was so good to see her! It had been a while!

Of course my nephew, Lane was there!

My Daddy and me!

Here is a picture of all the sweets!
The girl in this picture is named Emma. She was baptized the day before! That is why she is in her beautiful white baptism dress!

We had regular food too!

I was glad to see Ayla's picnic table being used!

The Gailey's!

Cory and Millie!

I loved to find some of my friends camped out in Ayla's room!

Here is my dear friend, Ann holding Ashlyn!
I think this is the best picture of the dress that I got that day!

Here is Katie! She is the one who made the dress! Thanks Katie!

This is my great aunt, Zora and me! I loved that my Mom snuck into the picture!

My sister-in-law, Suz and my mother-in-law, Carol Anne!

Me with Lauree!

Me and Amy!

One with Suzanne!

Aunt Zora again with her husband, Montie!

One with Spencer! 
I love this boy and his brother! I love to take them to the zoo! They are DeeDee and Cory's boys. I sometimes had claimed the boys to be mine.

One with Lane!

Lane with his dad, my brother, Robert!

This is Joe, my other friend Amy's (she is the one in the picture with me a few pictures before this one) husband holding their youngest, Millie!

One of me and my parents!
Again, I love how my Mom snuck in the picture! I love that my Dad is in the middle of eating a cookie!

Lane, Robert and Dad!

This is Emily with Ayla!
Emily is Joe's and Amy's other little girl. Ayla and her are the best of friends!

Lane, uncle, Ernie and my sister, Marion!

Chris, Suz and my husband, Kurt!
Suz is Kurt's sister and Chris is her husband.

I love this picture of Amy holding Ashlyn and John looking at her!

One of Marion, Ayla and me!

Such a great picture of Amy!

One of me holding Ashlyn! Oh, how I LOVE my girls!

Cori holding Ashlyn!

My Mom was being a stinker and wouldn't look at the camera so my sister grabbed her face! LOL!!!

Great picture!

And the last picture is of my dear friend, Melissa holding Ashlyn after she was taken out of her gown!

We had such a wonderful day with family and friends! We felt so loved!

Thanks to everyone who came that supported us and that includes those that came to the church but couldn't come to the luncheon!

And a special thanks to Amy, DeeDee, and Amber who helped my sister, Marion get out the food!
Thanks to my Mom and Marion for cleaning up the mess afterwards for me!
Thanks Katie for making such a perfect beautiful dress for my beautiful baby!


The Wonderful World of Wampler said...

What a wonderful celebration! I LOVE all of the pictures. I totally got busy enjoying our company I didn't take any pictures of Liam's blessing :(


Ann Marie said...

Loved all of the photos.. except the ones of me. ( as always. )

She is a beauty.. and her day was special! Thanks for the sugar cookies and cupcakes.

Worth every calorie! ♥
Love ya!!

Nancy Face said...

Ashlyn is precious!

I just love little white blessing and baptism dresses!

Poor Lauren and Ted have a dilemma - her brother's baby and his sister's baby are both being blessed on the same day at the exact same church time, but on opposite sides of town. Not a win-win situation, is it? :(

Garden of Egan said...

What a great day!!!
Everything looks like it turned out wonderful.
So cool that Ann was there! What a great friend.

Great pictures of all your family and friends. They are a priceless treasure for sure.

Tyler 'n Jen Eborn said...

Holy moly! Ashlyn's dress is BEAUTIFUL! I love it. What a great day for you and your family. You are right when you say Ayla is growing up too fast...she is a doll.