Sunday, April 17, 2011

Families are Forever

On Saturday, April 16th, our family had the opportunity to go to the temple and be sealed together for time and all eternity. The temple was beautiful and it was such a perfect day.


We had a few bumps in the road getting there, but we made it! Last week we went to go get our stuff to go through when we realized Brian's recommend was not signed by the Stake President. I am glad we noticed before we got to the temple. We also found out the there were no shoes for me in the entire state! They were sold out everywhere! I finally ended up getting some Friday night. My sweet friend Megan found them for me. She grabbed me the last pair! So glad she was looking out for me! The last thing that happened was Averie's dress. I bought her dress a couple of months ago online. I finally decided to try it on her Thursday night. It was HUGE. It looked ridiculous. I was in no mood to try to alter it either. I got this idea to try her blessing dress on her, and surprisingly, it FIT!Isn't that amazing?! I was so happy that she was going to be able to wear the same dress that she was blessed in. It is such a special dress!

We were supposed to go through the temple on Friday for the first time, well Brian's work had other plans. They decided to send him to California for the week instead. It was so much fun to deal with all the drama while he was gone let me tell you! I am just grateful he made it home safely.

The day of the sealing went perfectly. The weather was wonderful and everything flowed so well. We decided to get a few pictures before we went in.
Our Eternal Family.
Andy and AmyLyn. Luckily, AmyLyn did not go into labor in the temple. She did say that she was having contractions though. Hopefully, Easton will wait until next week to come. She is just finishing up with the semester.
My parents and me.Brian's parent's and us.
My hot hubby and me.
"Pa pa" and Ave.
The sealing was so amazing. I can't describe the joy that I felt that day. It was like everything was the way it should be. When my mom carried Averie in it was so sweet. She was completely fast asleep. Not what I expected. I expected her to cry or to be really talkative and loud, but not asleep. It was precious. She slept until it was over. When she woke up she was looking up at the chandelier and she looked like a princess. Now I know that she will forever be mine. Brian will forever be mine. We will always be together and that sounds really really good!

I just want to thank everyone for their love and support. Forgive me for my faults during the past few months. This has been such a crazy time for me and I really appreciate everyone's patience and help. I couldn't have done it without you!

14 comments:

Stephanie Salmon said...

Oh my gosh, that blessing dress is perfect! She is adorable. I am so happy for you guys. Make sure you return to the temple often. It's not easy to do, but so worth it!

Jobi Niu said...

Kellie!!! I'm sooooo happy for your beautiful family. You look gorgeous as always. Averie looks ADORABLE! That's so great her blessing dress fit. Isn't it crazy how Satan works sooo hard on ya when you're trying to get to the Temple? I remember my sealing, I get choked up just thinking about it, such a special experience! Love the pictures.

Megan said...

I think it is a stressful time for anyone going through the temple for the first time. I know it was for me. Every little thing seemed to go wrong. I am so glad you made it though. What an exciting day for you and your family. I can't believe how well Averie's dress fit. She looks perfect. Congratulations on your eternal family!

jayni & ben said...

I am so happy for you. I couldn't help but get tears of joy in my eyes reading this post. Your baby looked beautiful!!! And so did you. Also what a pretty day. So happy for you and your eternal family:)

Suzanne said...

Congrats you guys!!! What an amazing day, and a HUGE step. I am sooooo happy for you! I got all teary reading this, we are so lucky to have the gospel in our lives and to have such wonderful blessings. You are incredible! Thanks for sharing this.

J Fo said...

CONGRATS! What a beautiful day for you and your little family. Being a mom really makes you realize the blessing of eternal families even more. Now try and make it through the song "Families can be Together Forever" without crying. I dare ya. ;)

BSF said...

There is not a place in this world that I would rather be than at the temple. Especially with my husband. It seems to make all the other problems in the world so minor. We only get to the temple 2or 3 times a year though. I am so excited that you could enjoy this wonderful experience. We love you.

Amie said...

Congratulations! Your family is beautiful and Averie is a doll! The temple really is amazing and beautiful.

Shari and Trent said...

Congrats Kellie! That is so exciting for you and your little family! Averie looks so cute in that little white dress!

Chelsey said...

You are amazing. You will notice a difference in you family. I am so happy for you.

The Payne Family said...

Seriously Kellie, we couldn't be more happy for you and your sweet family. It was such a special day and everything worked out perfectly. I know it was a little rough with all the craziness leading up until the big day but I'm so glad everything went well. Averie looked so sweet during the sealing... it was such a special event. I'm so happy for you and Aves is so lucky to have you and Brian as her examples. Congrats again on your eternal family. So happy!!

Mark and Mandi said...

Kellie-Congrats on making it to the temple! You and your family looked so beautiful and happy! CONGRATS!!

Mark and Mandi said...

Congrats Kellie!! You and your family look so beautiful and happy!! CONGRATS!!

Kendall said...

So so so cool! Congratulations on your forever family! Oquirrh Mt. is the best temple! (In my opinion :) ). I'm so happy for your amazing family!