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Monday, September 29, 2008

Sealed for Time & ALL Eternity!

I know it has been a while since I've blogged. Justin and I have been SUPER busy. But we did it, we went to the temple this weekend and were able to take out our endowments and got sealed. :) What a weekend! I will now call those two days the best days of my life! What a privilege it is to have the opportunity to go to the temple and be a part of the most magnificent blessing on earth. I am so grateful that we have a temple right up the hill from our house that we can enter into and make sacred covenants with our Heavenly Father. The feelings I felt in the temple are feelings that i never ever want to forget.

I want to thank first of all, my husband. The most wonderful man for me. He worked so hard to take me to the temple. I appreciate everything that he does for me. I love him with all my heart and I am so happy that i can now live with him for time & all eternity. He is such a great blessing in my life. Thank you babe! XOXO Always & Forever!

I'd also like to thank my Mom and Dad for all of their help and support. I never could have done it without them. My dad did such an amazing job on the pictures and our announcements. He spent a lot of time on them and i really appreciate it. My mom just plain dealt with all my crap. It was a long stressful month... but when it came down to Friday and Saturday that stress was gone and everything went PERFECT! My mom heard all my complaints and helped me make so many decisions that i could not have made with out her. I also want to thank her for being my escort in the temple. She showed me what do to, where to go and even helped me get into my dress... that took a while. My mom is such a special person to me. I love her so much! My parents are such a great influence on us, their encouragement helped us out so much!!

And how could we forget Justin's parents. Gary and Cindy helped out so much. Cindy put up with the troubles we had trying to get the church reserved - she did such an awesome job! It was a stressful place to be in since 2 days before the sealing we had to give up the church due to someone passing away in the ward. Because some one passed away in their ward, they got priority over the church so we could no longer have our luncheon in the cultural hall. Cindy made so many phone calls to numerous people so we could have the luncheon we wanted to have. It worked out wonderful! It turned out to be such a beautiful day outside that we were able to have it in the Bowery. Children were able to run around on the grass and instead of parents trying to keep them quite inside the church they were able to laugh and play as much as they wanted. Gary has such a sweet spirit. He was a wonderful escort to Justin!

Last but not least - MY SISTER! She traveled all the way up here with my sweet, sweet nephew just to share this special occasion with us. My sister helped me run so many errands and helped me make TONS of decisions. I'm sure i drove her crazy with all my phone calls day and night about what she thinks i should do. She helped us save money, time and trouble by easing my mind about a lot of things. She is so SMART! She knows what she is doing and she is such a great big sister! I wish she lived closer cause i already miss her and she hasn't even gotten onto her airplane yet to go home. But i KNOW one day that they will be closer to us... I just KNOW IT!! :) (HINT HINT HINT!!!) Thank you so much Sis, i love you!

So thank you to everyone! Everyone that gave us words of encouragement, to everyone that brought something to the lunch, and for everyone that attended our special day. I can't thank you all enough! We love you!!

(P.S. I will post pictures of us after the sealing soon!)


Cody and Carly said...

You stink....I cried when I read that post. We are so proud of both of you. Cody is still bummed that he wasn't able to be there. We miss you guys too, and we WILL move back there someday! Darn school...Anyways, we are so proud of you guys for making the right decision, and you guys will be blessed more than you can imagine. Just remember to go back to the temple often! That is the best way to learn everything! I love you guys so much, and miss you. Don't even worry about hasseling me. I was happy to be there and help you out! Love always!