Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Travis' Blessing

This weekend we blessed Travis and were so lucky to have lots of family make the trip in not so great weather down here. The weekend started with the arrival of my parents Friday night. Saturday we got up finished cleaning and getting food ready for the next two days. While my mom and I were cooking and cleaning, Christian and my dad put up a clock. I have a hugely tall wall in my entry way that needed something to fill it. I had talked about finding a large clock to put there. My mom saw a huge one in a furniture store and thought of my wall. It looks SO good...I love it!! It took a few extra holes to get it just right, but they got it nonetheless.

Saturday afternoon, my grandparents arrived from Arizona and Christian's parents, Matthew and Charlene and Michael, Emily and Stetson followed that evening. We barbequed steaks and just sat around talking. We had a fun night laughing...to the point of crying...and telling stories. Sunday, we all (10 of us...1 shower) managed to get ready 30 minutes BEFORE church started with hot water to spare! I was rather amazed. We arrived at church to the sound of the tornado warning sirens going off. Come to find out, there was just a malfunction in the system. We got to church early and we warned everyone that if we got there too early, someone would be asked to give a talk. Well, everyone was safe because it was fast Sunday in our branch, but Stan did get snagged to say the closing prayer. The blessing was so good. Christian did a wonderful job. I'm so greatful for a husband that holds and honors the priesthood. Most everyone was leaving pretty early due to bad roads and long trips, so we left after Sacrament so we could eat before everyone had to leave. Everyone but my parents left around 1. It was so much fun to have everyone here. We are so blessed to have such wonderful famililes and are so glad that they got to come!
The ever talented Matthew...can you believe that!

The Asay grandsons

Eating dinner

Travis on his blessing day

Our little family

My dad, Travis and I

My parents

Carson and Travis resting on the couch

The boys in the tub. This was Travis' first bath in the big tub

Reading books


Bob & Dani said...

How fun! I'm glad that so many people were able to be there for Travis' blessing.

Teri said...

I love the big clock! I am a huge fan of big clocks. :) That is wonderful that you got to have so much family share in Travis's blessing. He is such a cute boy...just like his big brother.

Kathryn said...

Congrats you guys! What a blessing to have everyone there. Travis looked very smart in his outfit too!

Stacey said...

Hi Jill, this is Stacey Mullins. I don't know if you remember me, you and Christian stayed with Tony and I in Casper shortly after you were married. Christian was always a favorite of Tony's and mine. I found you off of Teri and Justin's blog. Congrats on your 2 boys! You have a beautiful little family. We have a family blog as well, it is private, so send me an email at mama_3bz@yahoo.com and I will send you an invite. I cannot wait to show Tony your boys. Please tell Christian hi from us. Look forward to hearing from you!

Matthew & Charlene said...

It was so fun that we all got to get together for Travis's blessing. Thanks for a great weekend, and amazing food.

Ranee` said...

I loved the picture in the bath. A.J. and Jax took one together Sunday morning and we took a picture, but I didn't think of the wash cloth idea and so we just got their heads! ;)

Emily Asay said...

I love the wash clothes over the "privates" in the tub. So funny. Thanks again for a fun weekend.

Brenda said...

It sounds like a great weekend! The clock looks great!