Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Blessing From Heaven

Robbie blessed Nathan on Sunday and gave him a beautiful blessing. I am so grateful for my husband and for the wonderful father he is to our boys. I am grateful that he is a worthy priesthood holder who is able to bless our family. We had a family get together that evening for family members that couldn't attend the blessing to meet our little Nathan. Nathan was fabulous all day. He slept right through his blessing, and let everyone and anyone hold him. Enjoy the pictures!

Our first picture as a family now that Nathan has joined our family. We couldn't get one in the hospital because Nathan was in the NICU and the boys weren't allowed in there.
Aunt Aimee and Nathan
Meri's Aunt Kathleen and Nathan
Thanks for bringing such a yummy salad!
Great Grandma Summers and Nathan
Meri's siblings Brett and Rebecca with Nathan. My sister Melanie came to the blessing too, but got stuck feeding people at BYU's Canon Center and missed the party. We missed you Mel!
Grandpa and Grandma Haertel
Great Grandpa and Grandma Haertel
Meri's brother Brett, Alex, Robbie, Jared, Meri's sister Rebecca, and Vance's friend Mark
Robbie's siblings Josh, Aimee, brother-in-law Vance, niece Mylah, and Jennie
The Pattison's (Robbie's cousins and Aunt and Uncle)
Thanks Jolene for the yummy salad you brought!
We would also like to thank Robbie's parents' for hosting the party and for preparing most of the food. I really appreciate it since I am averaging 4-5 hours of sleep a night, and there is no way I would have been able to throw something like this together. So thank you, thank you, thank you! We enjoyed seeing everyone and celebrating Nathan's arrival!


Rachel said...

Wow! Two posts in one month, impressive. I like his blessing outfit. It looks familiar :) Sorry we couldn't make it.

sherrie bebe said...

So sad we couldn't be there! I hope you guys are coming on the vacation so we can meet him before he's all grown up! Love you guys!

Aimee said...

He's so cute and the pictures are great. Jared and Alex him love him so much already!

My favorite picture is the one with Mark in it. I laughed way hard.

Emily said...

What a cute little boy! Looks like a wonderful gathering of family! I'm glad they could all be there for a wonderful event!

Jen said...

It was so nice to see pictures. He is growing so fast. I hope that you are surviving well with three and all the other stuff you have to do.

Lee-Ruth-Clark-Cal-Shanna-Haley-Elden said...

I am glad you could have so much family around for Nathan's blessing! I don't know if any of our family will be around for Elden's. And I have no idea when we will bless him either. Why couldn't your kids go into the NICU? I love the family picture!

Hannah said...

Meri, you look beautiful with all your boys around you! Congratulations and I'm glad Nathan can be home!

Nicole said...

3 boys - so fun! Congratulations again!, he is darling!

Anna said...

He's so cute, Meri! Fun to see some updated pictures of your cute Nathan :) Congratulations again!

Emily Gibbons said...

He's adorable! Thanks for taking a picture in his blessing outfit (and I love his name, by the way!). Let me know when you're up to getting together again! Oh, and I have a blog too, in case I forgot to tell you. Send me an email if you don't have an invite (byugibbons (at) yahoo.com) and I'll get you one!

Coach Ann said...

What a great day!