Blessings on Blessing Day

We had Avyn Mae blessed over Labor Day weekend at our new ward’s sacrament meeting. Tyler did such an incredible job. It was beautiful. She behaved so well. Didn’t even grunt 🙂

It was so wonderful to have all our family and friends come to be apart of her blessing. We had my dad come to town, Ty’s brother came back and our friends, The Ang’s, came from LA 🙂 Then of course all our awesome family from close by came.

I am being serious when I say my heart was full the whole week leading up to the blessing and continued on after. I think part of that was due to my mom coming to town to help us get our house ready for people to come in. NO LIE – if she wouldn’t have came my house would have been a chaotic mess. She is my angel. Can never thank her enough for her help. It also could be all the rest of my family & friends who offered to help and then came over after to enjoy each other’s company. I just felt Ty & I were so blessed after that weekend. I mean I knew we were but it was just so unavoidably apparent that weekend.

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We kinda like her. a lot. she is my little doll.

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Luckily we got great friends and one of ours – Victoria – brought her camera to take some pics for us. love her. look how great these turned out. glad I got to capture this little sweet girl on her blessing day.


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She is seriously a doll. everyone says we should be thanking the heavens because she is an angel child.

6 weeks and she is sleeping anywhere from 5-7 hours at night. she LOVES to stick that tongue out like a lizard. makes the funniest faces. grunts still like it’s her way of communicating {pretty sure it is}. now she likes to coo and caw at us. i love that. we have heard her giggle a few times in her sleep – i die everytime. can’t wait until she does that more. she flails her arms & legs and loves the superman pose. fascinated by light and shapes {i think}. she really likes the water too! {my baby for sure} took her swimming and loved it both times.

can’t wait to see how she continues to grow and change — but I kinda can. Time is flying.

Showering the Babe

NOPE she isn’t here yet to actually “shower”. But I had the most INCREDIBLE showers given by my family and friends.

My first shower was end of June and was held at my Aunt’s house. All my aunts, cousins and cousin in laws came to shower this little girl. I was extremely grateful for all that they gave us to help us start this new journey of parenthood. Everything from blankets, clothes, diapers to a bumbo and my diaper bag! It was excellent. Couldn’t have asked for anything more.


My next shower was put on by my sweet sister in laws, Erica & Ashley, and my friends Victoria & Haley. It was AMAZING. So cute. Decorated adorable, great food/treats and so many wonderful people came to show their love & support to us {Ty, myself and Susan — her awesome friends came!} Here are a few pics of the amazingness of it 🙂

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See I wasn’t joking. INCREDIBLE. It was so beautifully done. Loved everything about it.

OH and of course I was really tickled with all the gifts I was given…as you can tell (my expressions..oh gosh):


I was stoked about the books – especially that “I love you forever” book. I was brought up with that book.



cutest baby toms. swoon. thanks Kimmy.


baby moccs with the cutest jean dress AND the hat. I was in complete bliss. Victoria knows her stuff

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My bestest girlfriend from age 11 (Devin) got me the most adorable gift basket full of so many goodies. A cool rubber ducky that gauges if the water is OK or too HOT, onesies galore, books and a lullaby seahorse — AND more. She is a keeper. All of my girlfriends that came are so amazing. They were all so sweet to help out in any way — taking pics, setting up, pitching in and THEN showering us. Girlfriends are the best.

This little unborn child of mine was very spoiled with many new clothes, blankets, toys, her stroller and just love. We are so incredibly grateful to have all these amazing things gifted to us. I think about how Tyler’s cousins from Denmark asked what a shower even was when they were visiting…{it is apparently an American tradition}. It really is such a sweet & great idea to help a couple that is about to embark on raising their first child. I know I surely appreciate it. I think it is all so overwhelming so any little bit helps.

My favorite questions I get  these days is “So are you feeling ready??” It is so hard to answer that because I feel I am ready to hold her and I mostly feel ready to go through labor — but again how can you ever REALLY be ready for your first child? I don’t know what to expect. I don’t know what it will all entail and I am always pushing all my fears aside about what happens after she is finally in this world. [Will she be healthy? Will she be one of those rare cases of diseases that you read on blogs about? Will she be a good sleeper? Will I be able to breastfeed? How easily will I adjust to this motherhood thing? Blah blah…] Like I said — I push all those things aside because I know going into this with open eyes and ready for whatever comes is my only real option. Can’t stress about something I ultimately can’t control.

What I can control is my state of mind. I am continually trying to keep my state of mind positive and clear. And that is what I am doing.

Now with only 18 more days until this little girls due date I have PLENTY to do but far less to stress about buying before she gets here thanks to the wonderful showers. I do however have a house to sign on (once it is done) and then moving…gotta love our timing 🙂 Wish us luck!

{Here is the house’s update}





Sneak peek of maternity pics that Melissa with Moxie Photography did for us:

**more to come 🙂