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May 24, 2010

Baby blessing, 3 April 2010

Filed under: Family, Personal — Tags: , , , — llcall @ 6:00 pm

In the LDS Church, a new baby is given a name and a blessing through the power of the priesthood, usually at 2 or 3 months old.  It was no small feat to get most of our families together for Addison’s blessing, considering Neal’s parents were coming from Alabama and Baby Evie was set to arrive in April.  But the stars aligned for a wonderful evening!

Probably the most memorable part for us was some alone time that Neal and I took to pray and ponder together beforehand.  Thanks to Neal’s Aunt Karen for keeping Addison calm and comfortable so we could have those special moments!

Neal gave Addison a beautiful blessing, particularly referencing the meaning of her name (which I plan to write more about next week).  He looked quite dapper doing it, no?

Joining him in the circle was his brother Skylar, dad Kevin, our bishopric member and cousin Andrew, my dad Steve, and my brother Chris:

We had representatives from all four of Addison’s family branches to welcome her.

The Calls:

The Skidmores (Neal’s mom):

The Larsons:

The Hortons (my mom):

We were grateful that we could get most of Neal’s immediate family and all of mine together for the event.

Although it is customary for the little one to be dressed in white, we decided to go with this adorable brown-and-pink ensemble Rachel gave her, partly because we didn’t have a white dress and partly because I’m obsessed with the little matching shoes.  [I realize now that these pictures don’t do the outfit justice; I will have to remedy that soon with a photo shoot!]

We’re grateful for everyone that made the trek out here for the blessing, and for those who were there in spirit.

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4 Comments »

  1. We did off-white for Katie’s blessing (I liked the dress and got it for $3 on clearance—worked for me!), so I’m cool with the color change, especially for that outfit! We had the same dress for Katie, so it’s so fun to see Addison in it! Katie didn’t have the killer shoes to go with though!

    Comment by Vickie Blanchard — May 24, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

  2. Imagine a white, snowy Easter in UT, & a wondrous time to meet w/ family members! Skylar, Kevin, & I hurried back from the 2pm Sat. session in the SLC Conf Center–what a treat for us!–to find Karen happily cuddling baby Addison Sage. A slice of your homemade wheat bread, Riley, helped stave off hunger–thank you. Thanks to G.grandmother Horton’s hospitality, too.

    W/ so many cooing over the star of the occasion, I was able to greet Skidmores, Calls, Hortons, & Larsons (I somehow missed the two in front of Sharon & Steve Larson. So sorry: an intro is requested, SVP). We missed those of you who couldn’t attend, especially Robin-Elise & Tristan, but send a very dear thanks to all of you, incl. those there on such a busy, chaotic wkend. We love you all: Hortons, Larsons, Skidmores, and Calls…

    Thanks is due Will for the Sunday 2pm session tickets–how Kev & I loved being there! Brigham, I know you were thrilled abt the Sun morning tickets you could use. What a great heart-to-heart night talk we shared! Good to meet & know you.

    Being older, adrenaline pushed us through, but w/ travel fr AL & mtgs, we knew how unsettled, then sleepy, baby ASC must have felt (I love how her initials conjure up “ask”). Ah, she is a baby doll who we are joyful to welcome into the family. Linds & Neal, you are the beautifully tender, perfect parents for this precious person we are eager to know & love. Hugs, LSC & KLC

    Comment by Lorie — May 26, 2010 @ 9:22 am

    • …she is a baby doll whom we are joyful to welcome…

      Comment by Lorie — May 26, 2010 @ 9:54 am

  3. …she is a baby doll who we joyfully welcome…

    Getting better as sleep deprivation recedes?

    Comment by Lorie — May 27, 2010 @ 6:45 pm


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