August 3, 2009

Butterflies and blessings...

Little Evie received her naming ceremony among the beauty of nature in Mammoth Lakes this July. It was a joyous event filled with fun, laughter and spirit. Amazing what mountain air can do for you despite the altitude.... It was a very casual event witnessed by many friends and family that were in attendance. Now, where does this butterfly story come in...
During the ceremony, around the time when Nana and Mary were discussing the long ago stories of their grandmothers, out of sky appeared a beautiful yellow butterfly. Its presence stopped moments of time as it passed over Nana's parents, and over Mary's mother, sister, nephew and aunt, and making its way over Baby Evie, Nana and Mary before venturing off into the mountain side behind them. The moment was too beautiful and serene for photos. It was as if this was a little angel casting wishes and blessings upon them. Then realizing what this moment would mean, I frankly searched through my zoom lens in search of this fluttering creature of beauty. But it was no where to be found....{for those at the ceremony noticing my subtle rapid movements in trying to get the perfect shot...this was why:) }...this was a story I could not leave untold and a story for Baby Evie to remember forever about her special day.

The Forest Chapel on Twin Lakes


Nana, Mary and Baby Evie


Remembering....



Receiving her blessings...


Mama Otieku with ceremony water...


Monty with his wonderful words.... {notice Max Parker, too!!}


The family admiration......


The keepsake boxes....not to be opened until Evie's 18th birthday...


The beauty...



and of course every celebration must have a party....wonderful food drink and natural surroundings...


moments before Baby Evie took her long and awaited nap nap....whew what a day for this little one!!! Many Blessings Baby Evie!!!
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