Sunday, October 13, 2013

A New Name

About a week after she was born, I looked at Madalyn and knew I had made a mistake naming her Madalyn Lily. It just didn't feel right. Immediately, the thought that we should have stuck with our very first plan of naming her Madalyn Marie kept coming to my mind. So, Sam and I talked about it and finally about two weeks ago we decided to go ahead and change it. Today, we blessed our sweet baby as Madalyn Marie Tappana. And it just feels so right.

It was a wonderful day today. Sam gave Madalyn such a sweet blessing. I am so grateful  that I am married to a worthy priesthood holder, who loves me and his little girls so much.

Another amazing thing was Sam's dad was able to be in the circle this time too. It was so wonderful to see him up there in the circle with everyone else.

I wish I would have taken better pictures, but I did manage to get a few good ones.
This dress was worn by my sister, me, and Abby. I told Maddi she was not to poop on it. She listened. 

Pretty baby and sis. 

Already finding it's impossible to get a good picture of the 4 of us. 

It's her big day. She'll cry if she wants to.

The three babies. They are going to be best friends. 
So funny story. The blessing dress comes with booties. Last night, I could only find one bootie. I ripped my house apart, with no luck. This morning, after I said a desperate prayer, I opened a box of Abby's 12 month clothing and lo and behold there was the other bootie. I was SO excited. I put them on, we left to church, we got there and she only had one bootie on. Darnit! Luckily when I got home, I saw it on my couch, but I just left her barefoot the rest of the day. At least I will have the booties when my brother in law takes our more professional family blessing pictures next week.


Thank you to all the friends and family that came. We missed Tim and Ashley and Brigham and Kari, but we know you would have been there had it been possible. Madalyn sure is loved already!! 


  1. So I just love the picture of Madalyn in her blessing dress. She's so gorgeous, and my favorite part that just completes the whole picture is her chunky arms and cheeks. It's all baby and so adorable.

    We thought about you guys that whole day and were there in spirit. I especially wish Brigham could have stood in the circle with his Dad too, it would have meant a lot to him.

  2. The blessing was just beautiful! I love the photos and think they turned out really cute!!! Maddi is just too cute!

  3. she is just so beautiful! i love madalyn marie- such a pretty name. i'm excited to see these professional pictures too!