Monday, September 22, 2008

And HER name shall be . . .

After we found out we were having a little girl we then got the fun time of deciding a name for her. You may be asking yourself where did they get Molly Frances from - well a little from the internet and a little from family. Jon and I looked names up online for a day or two and it was a tad bit overwhelming to say the least!!! But each time we kept going to names that started with M - like Meagan, Mackenzie, Madison, Molly, etc. One night we put our top names down and after trying them out a few times - you know the I love you style, the get over here now style and the plain old everyday style we really liked how Molly McPherson sounded in each category. Now Frances on the other hand was one of the we decided once we knew we were having a girl we would like to work it into the name somehow so we needed a first name that would go with Frances. Jon and I both have grandmothers whose middle name is Frances and we both liked the idea of somehow incorporating a family name it into our little girl's. All of our grandmothers are wonderful women and we hope that Molly gets a little of each of them in her but Frances was by far the easiest to use trust me - we had Donnie Mae, Hattie Frances, Mary Frances and Jean. So after 3 nights of testing it out we decided that we are going to name our little girl Molly Frances McPherson!!
You might say that she is already a bit spoiled and she hasn't even come yet. For my birthday both my mom and Jon's mom sent me a present along with Molly. I got some great scrap booking supplies from the McP's which is how I got to make Molly's first sign and we have already hung the gender neutral outfits both mom's gave us before they knew that they got to be grandmothers to a little girl. The picture to the right is one of Molly's first girly outfit that Jon and I both love(!!!) my aunt Terry brought it to me right before I fly back to Alaska from Tennessee. While I have never been a fan of pink on myself I will be dressing Molly in the occasional pink outfit for those wondering- I don't want people to think she is a boy - however her entire wardrobe will NOT be pink (I am all for diversity of color).
We have a little over 5 months to go now until Molly will make her appearance (YEAH) but that also means that Jon will be leaving in a little over 5 months (BOO).
Life is Alaska is getting settled now - the mountains now have snow on the top of them working its way down to us! The temp stays around 50 degrees and it rains on and off all week long.

9 comments:

kjsonntag said...

I LOVE THIS NAME! Not that it matters one stinkin bit what I think, but I do love it.

I have been praying for "it" and now I can pray for her and by name! That she would know Jesus at the earliest age possible! That Mom would know just how to mother her esp when Jon is away! That she would be a woman who follows Jesus all of her days!

I am going to be praying for a specific verse for this little one and I will pass it on ... love to you three. Man, I wish I could come there in 5 months and hold her!

Sarah said...

Sweet! Congrats guys. I can't wait to see how both of you come out in this kiddo. See you soon.

Stephanie, Dave, and Abby said...

I love it! Little Molly McP...I think you guys did an excellent job with your first BIG parental decision. And don't think about Jon leaving just yet. Concentrate on all the good things that are just waiting...first movements, a beautiful big pregnant belly, meeting your daughter for the first time....yeah! Love you both, give Miss Molly a kiss from her Aunt Steph!

Tressa said...

Im SOOOOO excited!! A sweet little girl to melt your hearts away! And I have to say, I really do like the sound of Molly McPherson too. ADORABLE!
So, where's my belly picture?

Bert Burt said...

Ashley
Loved the blog especially the details on how you arrived at Molly Frances as the baby's name. The outfit was very cute and I know Terry will be thrilled you chose to put the picture of the dress she gave you on the blog even though it has a lot of pink.
Hope all goes well in the next few months as Molly and you continue to grow - at least you will not have to worry about being too hot while carrying the baby - I hear it can get cool in Alaska in Mar.
Enjoy these next week months and try to get a lot of extra sleep - that may be hard to come by after Molly arrives.

Tressa said...

way To go guys!!!

i bet you will be the best parents alaska has ever seen! keep us updated!

-joel

Mandy said...

Congrats on a girl and a name!

HappyNomads said...

Yeah Ash! We are so excited for you. Little girls are wonderful:) and I love the name Molly. Don't worry, even I get sick of pink and purple - truthfully Olivia looks best in blue and green!!

N.Ward.Designs said...

awh... thats so sweet