We finally blessed Hallie on Sunday. There were three other sweet little girls blessed on the same day. (Anne Marie's was the cutest, besides Hallie of course). Hallie was by far the biggest. More than one person made the coment to us that Hallie was so much bigger than the other babies. I think all the other babies were 5 or 6 weeks old, and our Hallie was ginormous at 4 months old.
Hallie was very lucky to be blessed in such a special dress. A while back my mom mentioned that maybe she would cut up her wedding dress to make blessing dresses for her grandaughters. I wasn't even pregnant at the time and so honestly didn't think much about it.
Then Hallie was born. I knew she needed a blessing dress, but had not remembered that my mom had mentioned making one. Then I was out one day and saw the most beautiful blessing dress. Well I was in love, and decided that was the dress I wanted for Hallie. (The only problem was, I saw it from the window because the store was closed). I thought I would just go back the next day. Then I remebered that my mom had mentioned making one out of her wedding dress. Well, I wasn't so sure that was what I wanted. I mean, my mom's dress was old and yellowing, and what if it didn't turn out, or I couldn't find a patterned I liked, yadayadayada. So I thought, well, she hasn't brought it up again, so I will just act like I forgot, and buy the one I saw. That night I couldn't stop thinking about my mom offering to make her dress, and I didn't want to hurt her feelings, so I finally decided I would call my mom and see if she still wanted to cut up her dress, and make Hallie's dress. (I was kind of hoping she would change her mind). Luckily, she still wanted to do it, and to make a long story short, kinda, Hallie was blessed in a beautiful dress made out of her grandma's wedding dress, and made by her grandma. Some stitching was even hand sewn by her great grandma.
I think her dress turned out absoluteely beautiful. I am glad that I chose to have her blessed in a dress that has major sentimental value, instead of just buying one off a rack.
Her great grandma(the same one that helped with the dress), also crocheted her a beautiful blanket that was so elegant, and looked perfect with her dress. I love both the dress and the blanket so much.
We are so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. We are so thankful for everyone that came and supported us.