Sunday, June 1, 2008

Baby Shower, Birthday and Blessing

BLESSING
Today was such a special day. We had the opportunity to bless sweet Mia and Bryan gave her such a beautiful blessing. It was such a spiritual experience. It seems just like yesterday that we blessed Kate. We chose to have Mia wear the same dress as Kate, which was a little big on her, but I thought she looked adorable in it. Seeing her in it brought such a sweet reminder of that special day back in December 2006 when we blessed Kate. We tried to keep such a sense of normalcy with Kate, while still being very cautious of her health. We debated back and forth whether we should just bless Kate at home, but we chose to bless her at church and I'm so glad we did. I love having these small reminders, as it brings so much comfort. After the blessing our families came to the house for a little brunch. Here are some pictures of this special day.



BABY SHOWER
Yesterday we threw my best friend, Treo, a baby shower. It was so much fun and she got some really great stuff. She is due July 4th, but because of high blood pressure, she may be induced as early as June 20th. I am so excited for her and she is going to be such a great mommy. We had so much fun planning and putting on the shower. Here is my first attempt at making a diaper cake. I must admit that it turned out better than I thought it would :)

BIRTHDAY
Later that night, my family all got together at Buck & Kirstin's house for my Dad's birthday. We grubbed on Kirstin's fabulous ribs and dutch oven chicken & rice....Mmmmm! Happy Birthday, Dad (tomorrow)! We love you!

16 comments:

katie said...

Wow, you are one busy woman!
Mia looks so beautiful in the blessing dress that she shared with Kate. What a special experience for all of you. I am sure Kate was there in spirit at such a wonderful occasion.
Marc-everything looks absolutely perfect for the baby shower! You really know how to throw a party! By the way, love the dark brown wall with the white shelves...looks amazing!

The Leishmans... said...

Your blessing dress is beautiful. What a special day.
I'm thinking I should hire you for my next party. Your cake and treats are so cute!!

Vanessa Barben said...

Sure do wish we could have been there at the cemetery to see you (and celebrate Kate with you)! Your Mia is so darling - she looked so cute in her blessing dress!
Hey, I would still love to know how you did your blog - I LOVE IT!! If you have a sec (I know your very busy) will you E-mail it to me?
vanessabarben@yahoo.com
*Thanks Marcae - so good to keep in touch!

The Dumas Family said...

Yesterday was such a beautiful day. I'm so glad the weather was awesome. Bryan really did a nice job, as usual. Mia looked adorable in that beautiful dress. Thanks again for letting us share that with you - we really enjoyed hanging out with your nice family. The treats at the shower looked so professional - WOW! I don't think I've ever been to a fancy shower before. Talk to you soon.

Lindsay said...

What a beautiful and special day. I love that you used the same dress Kate wore - that's a special dress these two sisters will have to share. I hope you were able to feel your sweet Kate yesterday. Oh, and the diaper cake looks SO adorable! HAve a good day today.

Stacey said...

What a sweet little girl you have and a sweet angel watching over you all! I've visited your blog before and honestly can't tell you how I actually got to your blog, but I just really enjoy seeing other peoples blessings in their lives! Anyways, the pictures you showed of the baby shower were really neat and I wondered if you could offer me any advice on what you made (those little baggies of goodies and/or the diaper cake to name just a few). Please e-mail me at: csfish@roadrunner.com if you have anything to offer because I am going to be hosting my first baby shower for my sister in a couple of months and could use any and all suggestions you might have. Thanks so much, take care - Stacey
Mom to Ellie(10)Anna(7) & Ross (3)

Jen said...

I love the pictures of Mia - she's gorgeous!!! What a darling scene at sweet Kate's grave. I agree with you 100% on Fillmore cemetary, it is the best! :)

Jen Roper said...

Marcae, I am dying over how CUTE Mia is--what a dolly! I love her little smile and all th epics of her.

It was good to catch up on you guys and sounds like things are going pretty well.

SO fun that you got to to see your SUU roommates--loved the pic!

I am sorry Memorial Day was hard. We are praying for you guys and hope things will get a little easier soon.

Take care of yourself and keep enjoying your sweet girl!

Fritzsche's said...

Mia looked so beautiful for her special day. And that is so great that she was able to wear Kate's dress. I wish we could have been there. I'm sure Bryan did a great job and I would have loved to have heard your testimony.

Russ & Candace said...

Mia looks beautiful in her blessing gown. She still looks so tiny! I'm so sorry I wasn't able to make it to Treo's shower. It looks like you went above and beyond and threw a great shower.

Sweet Pickles said...

Mia looks so sweet in those pictures! Beautiful dress.
I'm jealous of your awesome shower-throwing skills! The candy jars alone make me salivate!

Jamie said...

That blessing dress is adorable! And what an amazing shower. Marcae you never cease to amaze me!

Ian and Lani Adams said...

It seems like just yesterday I was listening to your dad walking around and saying "45 and taking no Jive" Mia sure looks cute. You guys are great people. I sure have learned alot from you and your family. Anyway take care.

Kristin Perry said...

How fun. She looks beautiful. We blessed our girls in the same dress too and even though it didn't fit Afton the way it should it was a fun reminder of all the things that were similar about having the two girls and all the things that were different. She looked beautiful and seriously, can I hire you to come to McKenlie's birthday party. You really should be in the party business. It looked amazing and I love the pink and brown that you always make so cute. Congratulations on a wonderful day!!

Matt & Amber Hansen said...

oh my stars ADORABLE! She is so stinkin cute! I recognize that bow too! I'm so glad you're using them. It got me all excited! Anyway... I miss you guys like crazy! As soon as I get better we need to plan something. ttyl give Mia a kiss for me and tell Bryan hi.

Chrispy Critter said...

YOu are going to put Martha Stewart out of business with all your cute stuff!