Wednesday, June 11, 2008

4th Anniversary

Today marks the day that we became an eternal family 4 years ago. It seems like it has been longer. I asked Alexa the other day if she remembered life before Spanish Fork and she said a little. I am sure Alex probably doesn't remember much. Rich and I decided that it isn't only our anniversary that it is really all of ours. We went out to eat at IHOP for dinner and I got the kids a little anniversary gift. Rich and I are going to celebrate together this weekend. He has something planned that he won't tell me (even though I really hate surprises...yeah I know I am NO fun, but I have always hated them. Now If I don't know they are coming then I love it but it has to be totally out of the blue).
Anyway I wanted to post these pictures of the day we were sealed together as a family in the temple. I am sad to say but I don't really remember too many of the details because it was my wedding day and I was nervous and excited etc. I do remember the wedding ceremony it was way short and not at all what I was expecting. Rich's Grandpa Cope was the sealer and he was pretty old and having a hard time remembering things so that made it interesting. I do remember when the temple workers brought in the kids and Amy and Melanie were just bawling. Then Grandpa Cope really struggled with Alexa's name and had to try several times to get it right (I am not sure he ever got it exactly right but close enough). I know that it was really important to Rich that his Grandpa performed the ordinances.
Then we went outside to get some pictures and I just remember feeling really happy and peaceful and grateful knowing that my kids would now be able to receive the blessings of the Temple and that we were now an Eternal Family.
I am so grateful for Rich and for all that he has put up with adding 3 new people to his family all in one day. He is such a loving, hard-working, understanding husband and I will always be grateful to him for honoring his Priesthood and having such a strong testimony of the Gospel. I love my kids too and I kinda feel bad that Max wasn't able to be with us at the temple but I guess he was up in Heaven thinking "pretty soon I will get to come to earth and be a part of that eternal family, I can't wait."




10 comments:

Amy said...

And here I am at work, crying again! Seriously! It's just too much for me I guess. We are going to have rocking good time up in Heaven!

angela said...

Am I allowed to comment on my own blog??? Yes Amy we really are, WOW how 4 years goes by and look how little alex is...It looks like we have aged Rich a little (and he needed it, he got asked where he was going on his mission the day we were getting married and he was 31 yrs old)!!! Love ya Rich

Janean said...

That was such a special day. I remember it really well. I am so glad to have you, Alexa, & Alex a part of our family. We could not have asked for a better addition than you guys! Alexa looks so little in these pictures. You look so pretty too.

Maria said...

Wow that is so special... you have such a beautiful family!

Kellye and Jon said...

Those pictures are so stinking cute. How tiny your kids look. Cute pictures. I love them. Man 4 years goes fast doesn't it?

chrisandtandy@blogspot.com said...

I love these pictures! So glad you posted them and I can't believe how little your kids are.

Melissa said...

I can't believe it's been four years! Alexa and Alex look so little. I wish I could have been there when they got sealed to you guys, your post gave me a little taste of what it was like. I am very happy that they are sealed to you now, because eternity just wouldn't be the same without them! I love you guys!

Tiesha said...

What a fun anniversary! You look so beautiful! I love your wedding pictures!

Jennifer said...

Rich couldn't have found a better wife and 2 amazing kids to be sealed to if he had tried (and trust me he tried for many years). You definately complete him, and you guys make him so happy! I am so glad that you and your kids will be a part of our family for all eternities!

corrychronicles said...

those are great pictures, I can't believe how young your kids look. Amazing what a few years does to someone. Yikes, look out.