Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Gwyn Tour 2009

Three weeks ago we went to Utah to show our little bundle of joy off to all of our friends and family. From the second we touched down we were here, there and everywhere on our "Gwyn Tour." She was the star of the she should be.

While we were there we blessed Gwyn and Eli gave the most beautiful blessing. Many of you know my husband is a very "non emotional" kind of guy so when he gave Gwyn her blessing we were all touched to hear him get a little emotional about his sweet little girl. After all we have been through I think it was an emotional day for us both to be holding our little one in her perfect little white dress and know that she will be ours forever! Thank you Eli for a beautiful blessing.

In the words of my mom, "Beautiful blessing, beautiful baby, beautiful day!"

The Veenendaal Family

Brothers & Babies...yes that is Eli's brother and yes they look nothing alike! Gwyn and her cute little cousin Avery

Great Grandma Aleen & Gwyn

The 4 Dawns...from the left:

Gayla Dawn, Gwyneth Dawn, Jennifer Dawn and the original Hazel Dawn

Gwyn with her Gigi

Nan & Gwyn

Great Grandpa Glenn & Gwyn

Great Grandpa Jim & Gwyn. Just before a little meltdown :)

Great Grandpa Emery & Gwyn

Great Grandma Doreen & Gwyn

Of course I had my hair done while I was there and of course I had to have Gwyn's picture with Ramez since he is pretty much a member of our family. Gwyn's hair is almost long enough for him to style...can't wait for that!

All tuckered out after a very very busy trip, gotta love the drool! I must say though she was perfect on the plane out and back, in fact most people didn't even know there was a baby on the plane, phew! She is a fantastic little traveler and the life of the party. I am so glad we were able to make it out to see our family and friends. Thank you all for making it such a wonderful trip. See you at Christmas!


Jessica said...

oh my goodness, she has gotten so big, she is a doll. Jen you look great!!

The Cliftens said...

Love her!! And love me some Hazel..I only wish she was wearing her belly dancing outfit. :) Love you and can't wait to spend some quality time over Christmas! Did you get any pics of us girls after the blessing? Seems like you did..will you email them to me?

Gabe and Mallory Veenendaal said...

She is soo beautiful and we are so glad that we finally got to meet her in person!
We can't wait to see you all again for Christmas!
Love and miss you guys!

SSBenjamins said...

Congratulations to your sweet Family, I am glad Grandma V was able to attend the blessing. You have a darling little girl. Take care.

Tim * Krista said...

She is such a doll Jen. We will have to get together when you come back at X-Mas.

Anonymous said...

I'm kind of teary looking at these pictures because I wanted to be there so bad!!! I love you all so much and I can hardly wait to hold that little darlin'!

Hartley Family said...

She is just beautiful and I can't believe how much hair she has!!!!! Her blessing dress is gorgeous!

Chris, Erica, Avva, & Alle Kinnersley said...

Sounds like you had a great time- sorry I missed you. She is so beautiful- just like her mama.

Gretchen said...

Jen she is so beautiful and you look FABULOUS! Looks like it was a great visit.

Rochelle said...

adorable. love all those precious pictures with your granparents and the Dawn generation! Loving the mowhak! What does Babywise say about it? ;) I am reading it next I feel like I am missing out ;)Love ya!