four generations 

On August 31st, Adam gave our baby girl a name and blessing in our church. 
We were so grateful to have our family with us and for their love & support of our newest little babe. 
(unfortunately we weren't able to get pictures of everyone in attendance)

My mom stayed up late/got up early to finish Anneli's gorgeous blessing dress! 
I told her what I envisioned, we looked at patterns and fabrics, and she brought my vision to life.  

Hearing my husband bless my babies is one of the sweetest, most loving moments of our marriage. 
Adam gave an absolutely beautiful blessing and I was so proud and inspired. 
He has a beautiful way with his words and I can feel the Spirit so strongly. 

With both Elijah & Anneli, I had a hard time getting used to their names and would second guess our decision all the time. 
But both times, when I would hear Adam's sweet blessing, I felt like I knew who my children were and I knew that we chose the perfect names for them. 
It's hard to explain I guess. 
But to me it testifies that the Spirit will be there guiding me all throughout motherhood. 

I'm so grateful for my little family!
I have never felt more happiness, more joy, more love, than being with my family all together. 
I'm so grateful for the blessing of eternal families and for the priesthood. 
There is no place I'd rather be than here with my babies :) 

How We Wore It: Fashion Collaboration

Today, I'm joining up with other awesome bloggers to do a fun "How We Wore It" post. 
We were given a picture for inspiration and had to come up with an outfit based on it. 
This is the outfit we were given for inspiration:

I must admit, when I first saw this picture I was kind of in a bit of shock. 
It's a super cute outfit but one I was pretty sure I could not pull off or replicate in any way. 
I don't have any hats or fur or cute bags or a plaid shirt... 

But this is what I came up with:
[Sorry for the bad pictures... it was already dark by the time Adam came home]

undershirt: Shade // crochet top: Forever 21 // vest: thrifted // pants: Forever 21 // shoes: Target // necklace:

I decided to base my outfit off the colors of the original outfit and put some of the small details elsewhere. 
So the maroon hat translated to my maroon booties. 
The plaid shirt was shown in the plaid vest. 
The color of the fur vest inspired my crocheted top. 
And the stack of gold bracelets was represented by the gold necklace stack.
And the leather pants were just kind of fun because I love them :) 
(Or you could say they were inspired by the handbag?)

This was a really fun collaboration to do! 
I love being able to stretch my fashion creativity and try new things. 
I probably never would have originally thought to put these different items together originally.
It definitely help get me out of my postpartum fashion {and blog!} funk!

Be sure to check out the other ladies' outfits too! 
I loved looking at their looks and seeing how we all interpreted it. 

Brooke at Silver Lining // Kaycie at Redhead Memories
Meghan at King and Ford // Krystle at Krystle, Darling
Sierra at Sierra's View // Alexa at He and I
Deidre at Deidre Emme // Danica at Danican Skywalker
Kyla at Fordology // Bri at Breezy Days