so i've decided i REALLY need to start blogging more. Lae is almost EIGHT... count them... EIGHT months old, and i have hardly captured her first year of life so far. it's really hard being a working mom, especially now that she notices that i'm gone. when i'm home she refuses to nap and wants to be with me ALL the time, so i basically can't get anything done from when i get home until when she goes to bed. then, when she goes to bed i usually have to get some work done before i go to bed... plus she is usually up a couple hours after i put her down anyways.
long story short... mama is exhausted.
anyways, all that being said, i wouldn't change it for the world. she is seriously the best thing that has every happened to me. she is teaching me a lot about myself, showing me my strengths and weaknesses, and opening my heart to loving in a way i never knew was possible.
this is a picture of Laela Carolina on her blessing day. My parents had flown in from South Carolina, my sisters and bro-in-law drove down from Utah, and JJ's best friend and wife had driven across the valley to share our special day with us. She was only a week and a half old, but we wanted to make sure that we were able to bless her with everyone in town.
i was kind of a mess still because i was only 12 days post partum, and it was a very emotional time. i don't remember anything about that day (except that JJ almost dropped her after her blessing!) so i am so glad my family was there, as krista had taken notes for me. She emailed them to me a short while ago, and this is what was said...