Friday, January 11, 2008

Hali's Special Blessing Day

Hali Joan Hoopes
Our happy family!
Grandpa and Grandma Barney
Grandpa and Grandma Hoopes
Our little angel!
Exhausted from her big day!

On Sunday we blessed our beautiful baby Hali! It was such a special day for our little family. I am so excited we can finally share her full name with everyone, Hali Joan Hoopes. We have kept her middle name a secret from mostly the Hoopes side of the family for a very long time. Even before I was pregnant we knew we wanted middle names for our children, so we decided that if we had a little girl her name would be Hali Joan. Joan comes from Travis' grandma (Dan's mom) who past away several years ago - so I never met her. However, both Travis and I have had some very neat spiritual experiences where we just knew she was with us. When we found out we were going to be having a baby girl we just knew without question that her name would be Hali Joan. It was fun to see how surprised everybody was to hear her full name. In fact some people thought Travis just did it without me knowing. They were quite surprised to find out her birth certificate had Hali Joan Hoopes on it!

Travis gave Hali such a beautiful blessing! I was so worried Hali would scream during her blessing so I had a few pacifiers throughout the priesthood circle, however, we didn't even need one of them. My brother said she was awake just looking around as the blessing was being given. We had so many friends and family to share our special day with us. Thank you to all of you who were able to come!

We had a wonderful dinner at the Hoopes house with all different kinds of soups, it was delicious! During the dinner Hali had a total blowout all over her clean white dress! I swear every time I have her all dressed up she loves to leave a her mark on the outfit. With the help of my mom, and some friends we got it all cleaned up so we could get some pictures. Overall, the day couldn't have been any better. I will never forget this day and the special feelings I felt.


Josh, Lindsie, and Ava said...

Congratulations. She looks so beautiful in her blessing dress. Hope you made it okay through the weekend. I remember how I couldn't even enjoy the weekend because I knew I would be an emotional wreck come Sunday. Of course, everything was wonderful and it was the greatest day for us too. She will be in that second white dress before you know it.

Anonymous said...

What a fun surprise for everyone! I bet it brought tears to Dan and LeAnn's eyes. Her name will mean a lot to her throughout her whole life. I'm so happy for you guys!

Weston & Jennie said...

That is a fun story about her middle name. We gave Macey one, but we wish, or at least I do, that we had given Sydney one. I still contemplate going back and having it changed.

Talia Vaughn said...

Hey Lindsey
Way cute baby! You look so good and happy. We need to hang out! How is life without teaching. It rocks haha!

Staci said...

Hey thats awesome I love her dress your mom did a great job well my blog spot is feel free to check us out Hali is a cutie