Saturday, March 26, 2011

3 Months!

Winston last week you turned 3 months. Today you belly laughed for the first time. It is honestly the best thing I have ever heard. As much as I miss when you were a 5 pound little tiny baby I love you even more the older you get. Having you smile and laugh makes me so happy! It's my favorite thing ever. I can't even imagine how much I am going to love when you start talking. So naturally When you turned three months I had a little photo shoot session with you. The camera LOVES you.

 These pictures are of you in your dad's blessing outfit when he was a baby. When you were blessed it was still too big on you but it fit almost perfectly two weeks later. Go figure. You looked so cute in it!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Name and a Blessing

Hello Winston David Hale.
On March 13th your dad held you in his arms and gave you a name and a blessing. In the circle were your grandpas and great grandpas, as well as some of your great uncles.  You are so loved. I am so glad that you are mine. You were promised many wonderful things as long as you stay  faithful and worthy.The blessing was so beautiful I cried throughout the whole thing. I am already so proud of you.
I am so thankful that your dad is a worthy priesthood holder and that he is able to give you blessings whenever you need them. That is so powerful.
I was so scared that something would go wrong. I kept playing the worst senerios over and over in my head. Like that you would have a huge blowout in your white pants right before you were blessed or that you would have a blowout during the blessing or that you would scream the whole time. I am glad to report that none of these things happened. You were practically perfect the whole time. 
After church all the men that were in the circle came up to me and told me that during the whole blessing you were relaxing with your arms out, smiling and looking around at everyone. It really makes me so happy to know that. From the second that you were born you have loved looking at people and observing what is going on.
After the blessing was over a women in the ward came up to and handed me a piece of paper summerizing everything that was said in the prayer. I am so thankful that she was so thoughtful.
Your outfit was very special. Your dad made the vest that you were wearing and I made your booties. I think that they both turned out so cute. The blanket that you were blessed in was the one that my brothers and I were all blessed in.
Many of our friends and family came to see you blessed and afterwards, since our apartment is to small we had a lunchin at my parents house. I think that everything turned out perfectly!

Just had to post a picture of these. My mom and I spent forever making these cake pops and I feel like they deserve to be noticed.

I can not imagine my life without you. Having your sweet spirit in our home has made me happier than I knew I could be. 

Monday, March 7, 2011


Sometimes I sit back and think about my life everything just hits me and I can't believe how lucky I am. All my life I always wanted to be married in the temple to a man that loved me and I have always wanted to be a mom. It's so hard to believe that I am at this point in my life. I can't believe that I have already achieved two of the most important goals that I set for myself.
I love being a wife and mother even though at times both of those rolls can be challenging.
I have come to understand that every ones experience as a mother are so different and sometimes it's best to trust your own instincts. Since becoming a mother I have learned so much.
I have learned that NOTHING warms my heart more than when you smile.
I have learned that the older you get the more protective I become. I am starting to turn into momma bear.
I have learned that even though its hard waking up at 5 in the morning to get you, as soon as I see you and pick you up there is no where that I would rather be than there with you and just for a little while I forget how tired I am.
I have learned that when mothers say that they would do ANYTHING for their children I really believe them because I feel the same way.
I have come to realize that I was not prepared for how much I would instantly love you and I am learning that just when I think that I could not possibly love you any more some how my love for you keeps on growing and growing.
I have learned to type one handed (like I am doing this very moment) because sometimes I would rather hold you close to me than put you down.
I have learned that seeing your dad hold you and play with you makes me happier than I knew I could be.
I am having an unbelievable time with you. I am so, so happy that you have come to us. I can not wait to see the kind of person you are going to be.