Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kalia's Blessing day

The long awaited post has finally arrived. I'm sorry I really don't have very many photos of our house. But I will post a picture of the front... from google earth hahaha. 

No, this post will mostly be about my beautiful little girl

And the name she will be known by through out this life and on the Church records will be 
Anna Kalia McRae

Where did we get this  name from? Anna has been a favorite of Bren and mine for a long time, (Bren got it out of the Children of the Promise book series.) And Kalia we got on line, shortly after we found out we were having a little girl. We truly almost didn't go with the name Anna because we have a beautiful little niece named Annie that is only 3 months older than Kalia, but it just felt right. One of the reasons I feel we were prompted to name our little one Anna, is because the day our beautiful baby girl entered into this world, Bren's Great Aunt Ann slipped out of this world.

Now I know what you're thinking: If her name is Anna, why do you call her by her middle name? Why didn't you just name her Kalia as her first name? Well you see, I got the final say on what we would call her, I decided on Kalia, it's different, its beautiful (like my little girl) and it means beloved in Hawaiian 
(which she truly is).

On to the blessing, I have NEVER heard a more beautiful blessing in my life as the one Bren gave our little princess. Needless to say I was pretty much bawling (its ok, Bren cried too awwwwwe!!) I felt so full of love and so proud at that moment. It truly was a special blessing and I am so thankful my husband is a worthy priesthood holder and was able to bless our little one.

The dress was the most beautiful blessing gown I have EVER seen, my wonderful mother made it (no surprises there she is amazing). My mom has had the pattern for YEARS and has just been waiting and waiting for a little granddaughter to make it for. It was long and gorgeous and perfect!
Oma making final adjustments for pictures

Our sweet little girl looked just like a porcelain doll in her beautiful dress 

One of the most special parts of the blessing was the fact that my grandpa was able to be a part of the priesthood circle for the blessing. He was soo excited and had been asking his CNA the entire day before if "he was gonna be able to help bless that baby." It was very special! 

The day was perfect and we had a huge turnout. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it. And to those who couldn't we wish you could have made it but we understand and love you all.
A special thanks goes to our parents, without whom the day would have been a disaster. We couldn't have done it without you! 

Grandma and Grandpa McRae
Grandma and Grandpa Johnson
Oma and Grandpa French

Cute pictures of my sweet little princess on her very special day

As you can see, this little girl is loved by so many, Kalia (beloved) she truly is! 

We ended up taking Kalia out of her dress shortly after we finished taking pictures of her with her grandparents and great grandparents. She simply hated being in that dress. After everyone but my dad and Jolene (my beautiful second mom) had left I realized, OH MY! We never got a family picture of just Bren, Kalia, and myself!
Whatever will we do!
Luckily Jolene was our wonderful photographer. 

So back in the dress Kalia went (and she was none too happy about it)

But it was all worth it

 If you made it all the way through this post, you rock! 
Thanks for bearing with me, and sorry about the wait!