Today is one of those days that you hope you always remember… cause it’s one of the significant events- that you celebrate with family. We blessed Capri today. fOr those of you wondering what that means, in my faith (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints aka Mormons…), baptism happens when one turns eight years old… so as infants, we give them a special blessing at church. It’s a very special occasion for families, and usually a time that we all get together and celebrate the birth of the child. Capri will be three months this week, and I can hardly believe it. My parents flew down for the weekend, and it’s been so fun to have them here. I only wish Cam and LaRane, and Katie and Clark could be here… my 2 siblings and their families. I hate not living close to them. as I have been remembering back to the blessing days of my older children, I think that those feelings, and memories are the same as what I have been feeling today… definitely feeling the weight of my responsibility as a mother. I feel reminded of the divine calling to teach, love, and nurture these children that I have been entrusted with. And without a doubt, that overwhelming desire to protect, to be a perfect mother…and good example. Capri looked so beautiful in her little white dress. She is such a daddy’s girl. And eric loves it. (you can’t tell by this picture, can you?)
I have been debating about how I wanted to decorate Capri’s room. And I had pretty much settled on a very simple cream and khaki approach… that is until my mom gave me this darling quilt she made. my mom is an amazing quilter, and I have pretty much commissioned quilts for each child up until this point, but since we didn’t know if Capri would be a girl or a boy, and I was in no hurry to decorate etc…I hadn’t really spoken to her about it. so she made the “leap” and settled on creating a pink and black quilt. It’s SO cute. And I guess, that helped me to decide that I wanted to go the pink and black route. We got black furniture so that was perfect. eric was back at his painting perfectionist-ness. I wanted big bold stripes on one wall and the rest pink. As we had all the stripes measured and taped, I decided this was my chance to do something I have been wanting to do for 2 years… use one of my masks on the wall! Well, I am probably going to get in trouble for this…but I have new mask designs coming out at winter CHA, and I am so in love with them, and I could have used any of them… but I settled on the bird. I used it 4 times in the stripes. Dang, I love it! I put little pink jewels on the eyes. SO fun! So bold! I love it. the room isn’t finished, so I will show better photos when it gets all done. I did put up a pink tulle canopy over the crib: so princess! Anyway… I had to share.