Wednesday, September 1

{Crew's Blessing}

We blessed Crew this last Sunday. He wore the same little blessing outfit his daddy wore almost 25 years ago. Grandma Merrell crocheted the beautiful white afghan for him.

It has been on our minds all week what kinds of things we want and hope for our sweet little boy. As a parent, you of course dream of the wonderful things your child will do and the man he will someday become. It's a little intimidating to think that the responsibility of teaching him everything he needs to know rests on our shoulders. It is reassuring to know we have a loving Father in Heaven who loves us the same sort of way and only wants what's best for us. 

Lance gave a beautiful blessing. Afterward, we headed to our place for visiting and a BBQ. It was quite the event and such a lovely day. It was the largest party I've ever hosted and I was a little nervous but it ended up being great with about 65 people here!

My beautiful Trishy!

YUM! The dessert table.

Crew with his uncle Jake.

Avonlea loves her cousin Crew and is constantly giving him kisses and loves.

Even Mark and Tiff made it up from Cedar City. Thank you to all our friends and family who traveled to be there!

Sleepy little one in Mitch's arms. Yes, that is a heart binky (much to Lance's dismay).

Aunt Chris and cousin Andy

We got a group shot at the very end after almost half of everyone had gone home.
Thanks for taking pictures Tori :)

What a wonderful blessing day for our sweet little Crew. 


Courtney said...

I love these pictures! They are wonderful! I love the one of Mad eating his hamburger! haha!

Your mom is such an inspiration. I really enjoyed sitting down and talking with her AND YOU the other day :) Love ya.

Jenna Transtrum said...

oh my gosh! chrissy! i havent even seen pics of the baby til now! where have i been?! geesh! wow crew is adorable! such a precious baby... congrats! and i read about your mom on the head shaving post. she seems like an amazing woman! i'm sending my love to your fam <3

Shannon said...

I love the pics. What a cute little family! Love your dress too. I can't believe how big he is getting. I need to come see him sometime soon! Ha ha and the heart binky.... Stacia has the same one. Its a life saver. Mams and avent are the only ones Stacia would take. Love ya Chrissy!