her name and her blessing

Hazel Anne Hyde

My mother labored long and hard over this beautiful dress. Hazel looked adorable.

Two years ago we hopped on a plane for the first time with our brand new baby Goldie. It was a successful trip. Our little fussy Goldie was somehow a dream baby on the flight and the whole way to her Grammy and Grandpa's. On Christmas night we held a little devotional in Mark and Anne's beautiful new home. During this lovely gathering John was joined by his father and his older brothers in giving a perfect blessing of good health and spiritual strength to our little Goldie Hart Hyde.  Our meeting was closed with our family kneeling in prayer in which Mark blessed and dedicated their new home. Since that time we have had many meaningful devotionals, prayers, and scripture studies in their home.  We have enjoyed many delicious and beautiful meals... we've played many games and watched our children run and play together in their home. Our Family has become stronger and closer together in their home. On Christmas night of this year  I watched and listened as my wonderful husband, joined by his grand father, father and brothers, gave my pretty little baby, Hazel Anne Hyde, a beautiful blessing. Hazel  was blessed with a faithful, healthy, full life. It was a comforting thing to know that there I was, watching my worthy husband give, once again, a perfect blessing to our second little one. I'm thankful for Mark and Anne's home and the spirit that is maintained there.

I am so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the surest thing...the clue we have that makes sense of this life. Life is so good knowing that I can be with my family forever.  I am so grateful for the plan that our Father has for us and for the essential part the Savior has in it.  What better time in the whole year to bless my tiny babes than the time we celebrate the birth of our Savior.

can you tell these girls are sisters?


  1. gasp! the dress? your mom is awesome. the bonnet i amazing and you guys look great - hazel looks like a porcelain doll.

    great post shelly.
    nice beard john.

  2. what a beautiful post! I was really touched by your sweet testimony. thank you.

    Your Mother is talented! and the crying pictures of the girls is just priceless!! YES you can tell they're sisters!

  3. You a good one sis!! Now we need the girls together!

  4. Go Grandma Munns! That post was timeless and beautiful.
    Funny crying girls!
    Wish we could have been there! Sorry we missed that important event!!!

  5. SUch a perfect post! I am loving the pics of the girls crying! Hazel's dress is to die for!


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