Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Blessing Ring, and Two Girls-Same Dress

On Saturday I went to a baby shower for a girl from The Ridge.  Her and her husband are expecting their first baby at the end of April, a girl named, Zoe Grace.  I know how the whole first baby thing goes, and especially with it being a girl, she will be spoiled!  Which is totally fine!  But I wanted to do or make something meaningful for them.  So I remembered what my mom and Molly made for me when I had Lucy, a blessing ring.  I had never heard of one before until my mom told and showed me.  And now I think I am hooked!  Plus, blessing rings don't just have to be for new babies, they can be used at Christmas time when you get a ton of cards and never have any idea what to do with them.  Punch a whole in them, put them on the blessing ring and pray for that family.  Or for every year of your child's life, or your marriage, make a blessing ring!  So here is my blessing ring I made.  I was in a crazy rush, so there are only a few pics, and nothing step by step, but you all will get it...


 Inside the card I explained what a blessing ring is...
some people type this out on fancy paper, I wrote it out...
 On each tag I wrote either a Bible verse, quote about kids, or her name...
 I used a metal jewelry necklace from Michael's to hang it all on...
 I added some matching ribbon and voila!  A Blessing Ring!

On Sunday Lucy wore a dress that was Molly's...I dressed them alike, even same tights and shoes...I wanted to get a picture of Lucy to compare to Molly because everyone tells me they look alike and they both look like Eric.  I am not all fancy or anything, so no side by side comparison, but take a look and see what you think...Lucy should be wearing her tights and shoes, but she fell asleep in her car seat after church and was a sweaty mess when she woke up, plus her shoes were cutting circulation off to her kankles, so we went without them!  
Lucy


 Clearly, the spitting up was a cue to end the photo shoot!

Molly

Molly is older in her photos by a couple weeks, and I know she looks heavier, but I think Lucy is bigger.  I tried to get them in the same position, but Lucy is pretty much sitting up on her own, with the help of her Buddha belly, so she kept leaning forward the whole time.  But I don't see it...I think they look nothing alike!  Molly has a bigger head and different hairline.  So there are my girls!

10 comments:

Poppie Lane said...

they look SO much alike!! wow!

The blessing ring idea is so sweet! How special!

Kristin said...

LOL!!! That totally made me laugh out loud about Lucy's sweet little kankles. :D Tell Lucy I can relate....I was not blessed with thin ankles :( Ha! I love the blessing ring.....that is such a beautiful idea!! I think the girls definitely have their own faces and look. They are both too cute!

Holly said...

Is the blessing ring kinda like a scrapbook where you save stuff or do you replace stuff you put on it?

I think your girls look alike but I can see differences in them too.

Alison said...

They are so cute!!! Started "Made to Crave" today...love it already!!!

Molly's Grandma said...

I'm pretty sure Lucy will be your red-head (like her dad) and yes, she does resemble Molly (they are sisters afetr all :)however, Lucy looks a lot like you when you were her age, Molly (in those pics) looks so much like her dad. It will be fun to compare as they get older.

Jenny said...

Blessing rings sound much less time consuming than scrapbooking. What a thoughtful gift idea!

Fred::Erin::Eliana said...

Maybe I'm crazy, but I think Molly looks more like you. I think Lucy is looking like Eric. I see a difference in them for sure. They do have some resemblance to each other like sisters, but I see each individually.

Veronica said...

You totally crack me up! I think the girls look different but similar at the same time!

Love, love how the blessing ring came out and esp loved seeing your handwriting! So neat and perfect!

Becca said...

The blessing ring is such an unique idea! I've been keep up with everyone's blogs on my google reader on my phone. When I read this, I meant to hop on the computer and comment but I forgot!

Anyway, I thought they looked just alike at first but after seeing those pictures I no longer think that. They definitely resemble each other, they can't deny that they are sisters! AND MOLLY looks sooooo much more like Eric!

Julie said...

I've never heard of a blessing ring. What a neat idea!

I can definitely see a resemblance between the two!