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It’s been a very busy couple of days. I have a lot of good posts coming up (birth story! Butterfly’s 3 year old stats! 6 week doctor visit for me!). But let’s start with the blessing.

Since there were so many of us pregnant in my ward, the boys and our good friends’ baby Brooklyn were blessed on Sunday. We had a lot of family come from Virginia and the grandparents from Utah came too. Also, we have Flower (our niece) who has come to stay with us for a month and help out with Butterfly. She is 14 and a huge help!

Anyway, the blessing. Our friends were able to join us too and it was great to see everyone. The blessings went really well. They weren’t very different, which is interesting. I thought they might be. Pirate’s blessing commented on his patience and Professor’s blessing commented on his loudness. Because he is loud. But he didn’t cry through the blessing and I was sure he would. A nice meeting.

We all went home (except for Butterfly…she had to go to her class! And then to the party! Okay? Okay.) and had some sandwiches and salads in the park behind our house. It was really nice and everyone was having a great time.

Everyone was winding down and I was sitting by my parents. We thought maybe we should start gathering the food up because it looked a little cloudy and they were calling for showers in the afternoon. My dad said he felt a drop so the 3 of us stood up to go start moving food inside. And that’s when the heavens opened. It poured. People ran for the food, ran for the babies, and ran for cover. We got everything inside without being too wet and everyone kind of stood around on our deck and under trees for about 20 minutes. And then we kind of migrated inside.

It was great to have everyone in my house, but it was hot and kind of in disarray. I had not anticipated people being inside that much so the food and everything was craziness. But that’s okay. The boys had a great time being held by everyone, and I think it was a good time.

The only thing that I’m sad about (a little) is that in all the commotion, I wasn’t able to get pictures of the boys in their blessing outfits. Maybe one of the grandpas got it. Still, I think tomorrow we will put them back in their outfits and get a picture done.


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