Monday, August 29, 2011

Blessing Weekend

A month to the day we decided to bless Jackman. We also decided to do it up in Franklin, and we got to do it the same time as Robert and Kortney blessed Emma (okay, so that was totally planned, but pretty neat right?). Now those cousins can always say that they were blessed together! Mom Grazulis came out with my Grandma Kitty from Colorado. It was so wonderful to have them both come. We had a great time up on the farm on Saturday night, because I knew that there was no way we'd make it in time in the morning. Kirstin came as well on Saturday night. Mike, Ann, Kira, and Tanner came on Sunday, too. And that was just on my side! Karissa and Cory and Jason and Nicole made it as well as Mom and Dad Manwaring. It was so neat to have so much family around for the blessing. Grandpa and Grandma Haworth were there, but had to leave right after the blessing to go to William Kezele's mission report in Twin Falls. It was so hospitable of them to open their home for us and to let us stay even when they had to leave! The Porters were also there since we did the blessing in Doug and Debbie's ward, and all of their kids were their since it was their family's reunion that weekend. It was great seeing all of them too. And it made me laugh when some one said that our family tree is growing, and Karissa said our tree is more like a family reef. Haha.
After church we had a turkey dinner, and it was great. Mom Manwaring even remembered that I like the store bought cranberry sauce, the kind from the can with the ridges around it. I know, I'm weird, but we had it. We all got to explore the farm, see the barns with cows, and...owls? Yep, there are two great horned owls that make their home in Grandpa's barn. I was really glad that I got to take Nicole, then my Grandma Kitty, then my Mom and James on a ride around and show them the farm. It was a beautiful day. We are thankful for everyone that could make it, and missed everyone who couldn't. Love to all of our family and friends!!

Now a family of four

Double Blessing!!

Jack, James, Ryan, Kaylee, Emma


Immediate family that was there

Cute Manwaring cousins

James and Jackman

Cousins Tanner with James and Kira with Jack

Kutterer Clan :)

Grandma Kitty with Jackman

Grammies, James, and Mommy explore the farm

Found these guys in the barn

Taking Grams on her first four-wheel ride


James with Grandma, Mommy with Jack, Daddy and Papa

Good looking family!

Four Generations!!

4 comments:

Angela said...

What a fun day to share with so many family members! That's so wonderful that so many people were there. Wish we could have been there too. :) I'm sure you're busy now that you have two little guys, but sometime when you get the chance, you'll have to do a post on Jackman's birth story. :)

Ryan and Michelle said...

You have such a beautiful family. we miss you guys and wish we could have been there. Hope all is well!

Nikki said...

Your kids are adorable! It looks like the blessing weekend was a fun family celebration!

Kendra said...

Haha, Angela, I'm working on one right now! It's a pretty good story, it'll be up soon :)