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I am a 29-ish yr old married mother of 8. My family is my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. My darling husband is my very best friend and together we are raising 8 of the best kids in the world! They are Rose(12) Sarah(12) Ammon(10) Malachi(8) Gabriel(7) Hannah(5) Maggie(4) and Abbie(3) We currently own 2 dogs, 1 bird, 5 chinchillas, 1,000,000 rabbits, 1 cat, 4.5 horses, and one ferret. We just purchased a home that is definately a "fixer-upper", with land and room for the kids to roam. Our goal is to run a mostly self sustaining farm and live in peace as we grow as a strong family unit. We have seen our fair share of hardships, but we are thankful for the many blessings the Lord gives us on a regular basis!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Abbie's Blessing

Today was a great day! Abbie was blessed by John, and Jedidiah was able to stand in the circle acting in his first ordinance as a Melchizedek priesthood holder. The blessing was beautiful. She was blessed that she would have "strength of mind and of spirit" and "bare many children"(Yay, grand kids!) She was told that she will be "strong and continue with good health" and that she would have "the desire to follow the Lord and marry in the temple"...I was crying about then.

There's a little story about the gown she is wearing...I made it yesterday. Even though I've known since before she was born that I was going to have her blessed I couldn't bring myself to spend the money on material for her gown. My MIL had given me a bunch of Nana's sheets so I just used on of them to make the gown. So all that was spent was the $$$ it took to by the trim and buttons.
I know this will probably sound a little weird but there is something kind of sentimental about the fact that this gown (kind of pioneer styled) was made from one of Abbie's Great grandmother's sheets.

I am still waiting for some more pics from Jed's camera (mine is broken) with all the kids but I wanted to get these up as soon as I could.

Thanks Nana, Grandma, Aunt Missy and Johnson Family for coming for Abbie's special day!


Cathy Shields said...

Wow what a beautiful day!!! I think the gown you made is ingenius and beautiful.

Cathy Shields said...

Did you make all your kids gowns?

leschornmom said...

I didn't make my twins gowns and I can't remember if I made Ammon's suit. I did make all the others.
The truth is that I REALLY don't know how to sew. I just guess at what I supossed to do. I don't understand all those sewing terms and what not.

Stephanie H. said...

I love her bonnet!

Brad Phillips said...

Gavin and Abbie were blessed on the same day!!

leschornmom said...

Steph-I do too! It's my favorite part!

BJ- Where are your pictures?

Leisha said...

Dude, you made that from SHEETS!? Do you even know how much I spent on my daughter's blessing/sealing gown? I envy your incredible talent...(the day before!!!!?) and I agree that is a great story to pass down!

Darryl and Cindy said...

WOW!!! You are amazing!! What a special, Beautiful Day!