a name & a blessing

jared blessed emery on sunday, january 6. he spoke such beautiful words--blessing her physical body, encouraging strength in Christ and a testimony of Him, talking about courage and gratitude, and the blessing of making and keeping covenants. it was truly so beautiful & the first time i've seen jared get choked up. with each day that passes i wonder how my heart can grow any bigger for this tiny person and her dad.

i can't believe how far some people traveled to be with us on this special day. jared's parents and some siblings from boise, grandparents and great aunt/uncle from pocatello, brother from rexburg and my family from utah county. i promise jared's family really was there. i know if i don't take pictures of my family, then there will be none. my mother-in-law on the other hand is fantastic with her camera. janeen, i need the pictures you took of the lishes.

after her blessing we had family over for brunch. we served mini quiche, ham & cheese sliders, mini bran muffins, watermelon/pineapple skewers, pecan diamond clusters, cookies and juice. props to my mom and gina in the kitchen! heaven knows i couldn't pull off that menu on my own.

ems, we love you!


Chelsea said...

she's adorable candace. really. can't wait to meet her. if everyone's healthy let's meet soon for lunch or something. i miss you!

Matt said...

Such a beautiful sweetheart - I love her!! Gorgeous setup for the blessing and where is that dress from? Love it all.

Kim and Preston said...

She is so adorable! What a special day for your family. Thank you so much for your thoughtful card. I was so grateful I got to meet her. I hope to see you both soon! Stop by anytime you are downtown during the day :)

Jaime said...

Oh my gosh this is the best thing ever. Miss you three!