Sunday we had Devin's blessing at our church. It was very sweet. John's prayer for his son was sincere and so positive. We had talked about what blessing we would like Devin to have. I wanted Devin to be blessed that he would be a joyful person. Several preisthood holders gather in a circle around the baby while he recieves his blessing, making it so you can't see the baby during the prayer. Afterwards several of the men involved in the blessing came up to me and told me that Devin smile the entire time. I'm glad to see he is already full of joy! The whole experience was beautiful, but happy times like these make me miss my family!
And now that everyone has recieved Devin's birth announcements, I thought I would share them here. I made two different styles. And they look much better in person. My scanner is not working properly and I still haven't gotten John to look at it for me. But you get the idea.
On Saturday John and I decided it was time to get some grass in our backyard. Unfortunately, we have the smallest backyard ever! And I was hoping a little grass would make the place look a little better. So we drove down to where I had previously seen grass for sale. We pulled up and the gates were closed. So John got on the cell phone and called the number on the gate to try to arrange a time to get some grass. While he was talking on the phone a man pulled in behind us. He told John that he knew where we could get free grass if we wanted it. Someone had ordered too much grass and he would give it to anyone that would take it away for him! So, John and I spent the next hour loading up the grass piece by piece. And then Madison helped us lay it down. This nice man saved us about $250. A true blessing for us right now. This is a reminder to us of God's favor! (the grass looks a little dead here, but it's already coming back to life)
Yesterday Madison tried out for a soccer team with a great reputation. And she made it! She is so excited. I am always amazed by what that girl can accomplish!
We were also able to score some hard to get tickets to the Hannah Montana concert. They were standing room only tickets but Maddie did not care. She was just so excited to be there. So John and Maddie fought the crowds and went to the concert. Miley Cyrus, aka Hannah Montana, also known as Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter, had the largest attending concert in the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show in history. Who would've have thought!
And to finish out the "Good News Tuesday" (I know it's just too much to take in) I had a laundry mishap. Somehow an orange crayon wrapper got into the wash. It left small orange spots all over my light colored laundry. Luckily I noticed it before I put the clothes into the dryer. So I just spent the last half hour picking off all the pieces of paper and spot treating all the spots. I am trying to wash it again to see if the color will come off. Hopefully it will! Why is this good news you ask? I'm glad it was the wrapper and not the crayon!