I realize that I have not been blogging here as often as I used to. But I've been busy. Usually, when I'm busy it's from a whole huge list of things, but this time it is just one thing: family.
A week ago, we had our sweet baby blessed. In the LDS faith, we believe that children under the age of eight have no need to be baptized, because they are already free from sin and do not fully understand the promise they will be making in the baptismal covenant quite yet. So instead of being baptized, they are given a blessing from those holding the proper authority to do so. I am lucky enough to be married to a man who is worthy to hold this authority and received revelation to bless our daughter. She's going to do some amazing things.
To celebrate her blessing, my family came into town from Boise and family from all over Utah came too. My family decided that they would plan a summer vacation around the event and ended up at our apartment for 5 nights. It was so great spending time with them! We went shopping, toured around Temple Square, spent time with some cousins, and they got to go to Lagoon and hit the rides. Later that week, my cousin (who I had not seen in TEN years) came into town and stayed at our place. I feel like we had no need to "reintroduce" ourselves. We picked up right where our little teenage selves left off.
We also all went to the Springville, Utah museum. That might sound pretty random, but it's special to us because our family helped to settle Springville. Which means my Great-Great-Grandfather's wedding suit is there. And my Great-Great-Great-Grandmother's rocking chair. And in doing some research while there, we find out that my Great-Grandma Georgia (who are daughter is named after) had a baby that died at birth. Her name was Georgia.
Then, this last weekend, we drove up to Logan to hang out with my aunt and uncle and their family. Last night, we had dinner at Scott's parents house.
NOW, we are heading to Moab where my aunt and uncle from Virginia are having a family vacation. I wouldn't normally crash someone's vacation, but I found out they had trekked my Grandma Kitchens here. I have been trying to figure out a way to get to Virginia just to see HER! It's a miracle that she is only a few hours drive away! Luckily, my aunt and uncle don't care that we come and I am beyond excited to introduce my Grandma to her great-granddaughter.
I guess, in the end, I have been a little MIA because I feel like I have been focused on what matters most to me. And that is my family.
Happy Sunday, everyone.