Oh, the saga of the blessing. Mal will be 5 months on Tuesday & we just barely blessed her on the 17th of October. She was born in June, but we were on vacation in July. In August, we just couldn't get all our projects done in time. September was Labor Day & half the family was out of town. So, October it was. We got announcements out & I cleaned every nook & cranny in my house. The Friday before the blessing comes & we all get really sick. Thankfully, our sweet bishop let us do it the very next week since my cute niece is being blessed in November. I ended up with food poisoning a few days before the 17th, but thankfully I was better by the actual blessing. Sheesh. It was a difficult road getting there, but all worth it in the end. The minute Sam started walking up to the front of the chapel, I started crying. The blessing was so beautiful. He blessed her that she would come to know the Savior & that He would be an important part of her life. I just felt the spirit so strongly & was overcome with gratitude for all that my Heavenly Father has blessed me with. I know that He is constantly watching over my little family & I am so grateful that we can be together forever. Before Mal was born, I'd had a prompting about what a joy she would be to me. And she has been. Pure joy.