Monday, June 8, 2009

Our Anniversary and a Day of Temples

Last Saturday, June 6th, was mine and Todd's sixth wedding anniversary!!  It's been quite the year for us so we were especially excited to be celebrating this one!  It was pretty special since it ended up being a day of temples!  We started by going with our friends, Gerald and Lori Brady (and company), to the openhouse for the new Oquirrh Mountain Temple.  It is so beautiful!  I love that our church is able to have the funds to spare no expense to make these houses incredible without going into debt!  We got to take our kiddos with us which was extra special since we are going to the Salt Lake Temple June 20th to get sealed for all eternity!  This was a unique experience to be able to take the kids inside the temple to show them a room like the one we'll be sealed in and teach them what we'll do and how to act.  It amazes me how innocent and sweet their spirits are.  While we talk and teach of the sealing it's as if they completely understand what is going on and they are just as excited as us!  I love it, and it's a reminder of how fresh their spirits still are from leaving our Heavenly Father's presence!
Later that day we got to go to the Jordan River Temple as Nate, my little brother, took his endowments out!  I was so excited and smiled the whole time as I watched my now grown up "little" brother reach this milestone!  Afterward
 we went to Leatherby's, a local ice cream shop, for dinner and treats to celebrate with those that attended the session (plus Aaron & the kiddos).  We had a lot of fun, and I am so grateful for the joy that comes from following the commandments and the blessings we receive when we keep the covenants we make with the Lord!
So it was a typical anniversary celebration, but I thought it was such a powerful day full of meaning!  Plus, in less then two weeks Todd and I will celebrate again as we are sealed, making our marriage and family no longer for just time, but for eternity! 

4 comments:

Em said...

Congratulations, that is so awesome! We are so happy for your little family to have those temple blessings! It will be an incredible experience! We love you and are so very happy for you!!!

~Em and Jordan

wawa joy said...

I'm so excited for your day in a few weeks. I'm keeping my baby in check until then, I'm not missing it for the world!

Sonja said...

Congratulations, Tami and Todd! I am so happy for you and your family! I hope that the 20th is a beautiful day for you!

Love,
Sonja

Tyler and Sheena said...

I cannot wait for Saturday. I am going to be there. I'm not going to be able to make it for the celebration afterwards though.