Have you ever felt the feeling when something is so emotionally strong you want to cry?
For example, if you see a sad movie where the two soulmates end up apart?
Or when you see an argument, which means you and somebody you love must be separated?
That is what happens to me sometimes.
When I looked at the “41 days of Jane video” in February 10th 2011, I started crying because I remembered Jack. He only was alive for 41 days. I missed him a lot. Same thing happens when mom watches certain Mormon messages.
It is OK to be sad and cry emotional tears.
It is OK to be sad about the soulmates.
It is OK to be sad about the argument or the death of a loved one or a sad message such as The Mailbox.
It is OK to shed tears.
Our sweet sweet Little Lottie was given a name and a blessing by her father on my birthday, August 2nd 2015.
“Charlotte, you will know sorrow in your life, but though this blessing we give unto you and through our Savior Jesus Christ, and through the gift of the Holy Ghost, may you have peace through your trials. We bless you that you will emanate that peace, such that it is known among your friends or your family members. It will be a great blessing to all those who know you and who have association with you.”
Charlotte has brought a peaceful and calm spirit into our home from day one. Her daddy was certainly inspired by her own personality and spirit when he blessed her. She continues to bring such joy and sweetness into our family.
We are so grateful to all those who traveled from near and far to attend her blessing. We are especially grateful to the men who stood in her circle who are worthy and righteous bearers of the priesthood (cousin Eric was also in the circle. He had to take off before pictures.)
We are so in love with our little family. All of my children are such sweethearts. I am so grateful to be a mom and feel so lucky that these spirits have been sent our way.
After Charlotte’s blessing my family threw a little birthday party for me before we headed back to Utah. Thanks to all who made my day so special!
Happy blessing day to Charlotte and a happy birthday to me indeed!
We decided to have Charlotte’s baby blessing in Las Vegas. The children and I headed down a week early for a much needed Summer vacation. Adam had to teach all week so he flew in later.
The children were so GOOD on the drive down. I was a little nervous about going by myself with the 4 kids including a newborn, but the drive down could not have gone smoother! Charlotte didn’t cry even ONCE. Not ONE time! She doesn’t normally take a pacifier but I brought one along and she used it the entire drive! She slept on and off and we only had to stop once for lunch and to feed her. It was such a blessing! Prayers are answered folks!
We spent the entire week just being lazy and swimming a lot. Sarah and Sonya helped me with the kids at the pool, and Charlotte and I spent much of our time lounging poolside.
At one point, Alec flared up with a yucky rash. I am pretty sure it was a reaction to the amoxicillin he was on for an ear infection (Megan is also allergic to amoxicillin.) He didn’t act like it bothered him or anything, but it sure was ugly.
We also spent time at Grandma and Grandpa Johanson’s. We had a yummy barbeque there to celebrate Charlie’s blessing. The children also swam and many family and cousins got to meet the new baby for the first time.
We ended the week with my birthday and Charlotte’s blessing (which will get its own post.) It was such a great vacation after spending much of the summer indoors with our new baby.
Megan and Adam participated in the third annual Temple to Temple 5K on July 24th. The race goes from the old Provo City Temple to the new Provo City Center Temple. We have participated every year since they began doing this. Megan especially loves it.
I sat out this year with the babies, but hopefully next year we can all participate.
After the 5k, we headed up to Bridal Veil Falls. It was our first time going there. We will likely go again in the future and attempt to hike to the top.
We ended our day with some ginormous snow cones. It was great having the day off to spend together as a family and do some fun activities.
My sweet little nephew Marshall was baptized by his daddy on July 11th up in Centerville, Utah. We were happy to able to attend with our little family.
The Vidal family came from Las Vegas for the event and of course to meet baby Charlotte.
I also got to meet my darling nephew Micah. He is perfection.
Charlotte and Micah. Just over 2 months apart.
Although I have already met Jude before, I was happy to cuddle and love up on his cute little self as well.
And of course Grandma Marshall wanted to love up on every baby at the same time.
Pretty much everyone had baby fever.
We got our first family photo (other than the ones from the hospital…)
And the cousins had SO.MUCH.FUN. playing together all weekend.
All the cousins were so proud of their cousin Marshall. He really is a sweetheart. Thank you for inviting us to be part of your special weekend!