Monday, December 22, 2008

finley's blessing day

on sunday, december 21st, we blessed finley jean!
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i started *and* finished her dress on saturday ... nothing like a deadline to get me moving on a project. everything turned out lovely. she looked beautiful (of course there were things i would have changed ... but overall i LOVED it.) we were surrounded by friends and family who truly care about our little family. robby gave a beautiful blessing ... overall it was a FABULOUS day.
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here is a picture of our little family.
here is our family with robby's mom, who joined us for the blessing, then headed off to her church to sing ... then joined us again for food after.
finley with my parents. pictures of finley ... i mean is *was* her special day. i sure think she looked cute!close up pictures of her outfit ... headband (all of the flowers are on hairclips ... so they are removable ... and finley can wear them when she gets older and grows more hair)diaper cover ... nicole called them "boy shorts" they looked soooo cute on her under her dress.some close-ups of her dress.and the baby shoes that i made totally completed the ensemble! i absolutely LOVED how they turned out ... and the flower clips just made them 100% cuter!

EDIT: the white fabric was some of the 90/10 cotton lycra knit that i use for my modest clothing (http://www.jocole.net/), the white netting was leftover from the curtains in my living room (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90111980), the headband was made from some nylons.

men in her circle: robby, my dad, scott, tj, my grandfather, and chad kelland ... patrick was supposed to be there, but couldn't because his wife and daughter were sick.

13 comments:

Stacey said...

Adorable! What did u make it out of?

Heidi Maloy said...

Looks like a great day, we are just sorry we couldn't be part of it. The ensemble turned out adorable! Love you guys...

Amanda said...

Beautiful dress! Beautiful baby! Beautiful family! Awesome job!!

Jess and Matt said...

Wow, good job! I love the dress, you did awesome on it!

Amanda said...

That is so cute!!!!! I really love it! Totally unique! Nice job!

Kerstin said...

Her outfit turned out adorable!!I love it! It sounds like Finley had a great blessing day.

Rachel said...

She is such a cute girl! She gets prettier and prettier every time I see her...she is growing and changing so fast. I can't believe it! PS: Her outfit looked awesome. Good job!

Heidi Broberg said...

She is SO SO CUTE! And that dress is adorable, I wish I had that for Ella when she was blessed, adorable! She is a doll!

Merry Christmas!

C and S (Mostly S) said...

I loved the dress and it looked adorable on her! Glad your day was fabulous!

We are Ben and Rebecca said...

She has the "Jodi Eyebrow"!!! How cute.

Jen said...

Very cute! You did a great job!

Kaylene and Larry said...

Amazing! I just used the dress we bought for Mira. Finley is adorable.

Gina Rochelle said...

So cute! We had a hard time finding a cress small enough for Emma, wish I had your skills and could just throw one together! That's awesome!