Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Derrick's Blessing Day

Derrick's blessing day was really nice. I was little sad about two things though. One that my dad couldn't be there since his middle name is my dad's and also that I wasn't able to hear the blessing because Aaron was trying to convince me that we needed to go back to the van and get his car for the quiet book. After church we had some two families from the ward come over for dinner. That filled our little house with lots of noisy kids and great people to talk to so if felt like a blessing day party.

The last two months with Derrick have been busy and of course required a lot of adjustments but I sat in testimony meeting feeling so grateful for him. He is such a sweet smiley baby. He still loves to snuggle up to me and go to sleep. I love the breaks in the day when I sit down and feed him. It is the first time I haven't been completely stressed breast feeding. With this fourth child I've let myself take the time each day to enjoy him even though there is so much to do. In so many ways I feel the happiest I've ever felt and I think it's because I've finally stopped worrying so much about a lot of things that really don't matter. I'm grateful to be married to a wonderful man who I will celebrate nine years of marriage with tomarrow. He is such a great blessing to me and truly loves me unconditionally. He puts up with all my funny quirks. I still love being around him and love when he gets home each night. I am so grateful that he is the father to our four children.






9 comments:

hanksj said...

Natalie,
These pictures touched my heart. They made me cry for joy!! Thanks for being a wonderful family. You are so talented as a mother and your family is blessed by you.

Nick, Heidi and kids said...

Natalie, your family is so beautiful. Yay! and I love your hair cut and color. Looks super cute!!!

The Reileys said...

You guys are all adorable! I need your current address so I can send you a Christmas card e-mail me reiley_4@yahoo.com

Meagan said...

oh. maybe i'm just over emotional (because i DO feel like i'm going crazy), but i just want to bawl my eyes out over this post. you are so sweet natalie and your kids are so lucky to have you as their mom. i looked up to you as a mother before i even had kids myself. derrick is beautiful. thanks for the post.

Dave and Mel said...

Hey there!! I didn't even know you had a baby...he is so handsome and all your kids are just so beautiful! It sounds like things are going well and it is so neat to hear how happy you are--babies really are a great blessing in the home. We'd love to see you sometime in UT if our paths cross again...keep us posted on your plans and congrats on such a darling little boy!

Hansen Family said...

Natalie I miss talking to you!! Your family is so cute. Happy Anniversary.

The Harrises said...

Your kids all have the cute Hanks look. Lovely family.

Caroline said...

ok so I guess Derrick put your work load over the top and blogging went out the window! WHich I totally understand because I haven't blogged much the past few years. But I was wondering how you're doing? Do you still have 4 kids or more now? I guess I could have emailed you, but I was checking out blogs for the first time in forever. I hope you make it back out west!

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