Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Little White Dress


Dear Brynlee,

Today your dad gave you a name and a blessing.  You were surrounded by your uncles and grandpas - each one dressed in white and circled around you - filling the circle with their love for you.  Your dad did an awesome job.  Tears were plenty, and not just my own. 

You wore the same dress your sister wore on her blessing day.  You looked like a porcelain doll with those big deep-set eyes of yours. 

You were given the middle name of Susan.  Please remember the woman you were named after...she has left a legacy for you to follow.  Your dad and I found out you were a girl weeks after your grandma found out she had terminal cancer.  It was decided then you would have a part of her to keep here on earth with you....her first name.  She will reach heaven before you will ever get to know her.  Make Dad proud of the name you carry!  He loves his mom and sure does love you!

Thank you for joining our family, we would not be complete without you!  You are incredibly loved by us and especially your big sister.  She is so excited to have a friend.  This family has waited a long time for you to come!

Like we told your sister, thank you for choosing us to spend your earthly life with - we will make the journey worth it for you as best we can!  We love you!

Mom and Dad

All tuckered out by the end of her party and asleep in Grandma's arms (who always has the magic touch and can get her grandbabies to sleep)......

The man and little lady of the hour......
(and can I just say how handsome my husband is?)

Grandma and Grandpa Gardner....Brynlee's namesake.
And a family picture because its the first picture we have of Brynlee smiling!

I was unable to grab a Firth family picture before my Dad snuck out.  Sorry Fam!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Newborn Pictures

How can you not love these?  Every mom thinks her kids are adorable and perfect.  Just so its clear, mine are the cutest. :)

My friend in our ward took these.  She's a saint.  These took two days to finish - each session was 4 hours.  She entertained Brooklyn, somehow got incredible shots of the girls, and did it all with a smile.  If anyone wants her info, call me.  She's awesome.  Thanks Amy!

In no particular order - here they are!  (I had over 100 pictures to choose from.  Pretty sure I posted almost every one!  By the time I got these uploaded I was exhausted.  I took too long looking at each one, couldn't help myself!)

I'm in love........ :)