Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts
Monday, April 9, 2012
As I mentioned in one of my last post, we took a trip down to the Denver temple to go through a session. Since Corey and I have been married we have been to the temple several times. We went the most when we lived in Phoenix before we had kids. At least once a month we went sometimes twice. I loved the Mesa temple. Since kids have come along we have tried to go, but it hasn't been as frequent as we liked. We took for granted the fact the temple was only an hour and half away in Washington D.C. and then about the same for Oklahoma City when we lived there. So upon moving here and knowing that it is 4 hours one way to either the Denver or Billings temple made me realize how wonderful we really had it.
We made some really great friends here, the Perry's. They are so cute and have 4 kids that are staggered right along with ours. They love playing together and it seems they always want to go over to each others houses. Upon getting to know them better we found out they just got sealed as a family in the temple 4 years ago. Their smallest was just a baby and since the sealing they haven't had the opportunity to go back. So it was such a special experience from my point of view to go with them.
You could just see the awe factor still in play and as we go through the temple I think we get used to it and forget just how wonderful everything is. It was the sweetest thing I have seen in a long time. As we were sitting in the Celestial room I look over and see them close together with their heads touching. Eyes closed and tears. It really was beautiful. And it made me remember and realize just how lucky we truly are for the Gospel. I have always had it, so I always assume my life is like others. But to see someone who knows first hand the difference before and after is just awe inspiring. It gave me that extra kick I needed to go through with some stuff that I have been putting on the back burner. As I was laying in bed last night I was putting things into plan mode and I got really scared. Scared for change, scared for the unknown. And I could feel myself starting to talk myself out of it. But then the thought came to mind that fear is not part of Heavenly Father's plan. It is Satan who wants us to fear. If I truly trust and put my faith in my Heavenly Father and my Savior all will be right. It will be interesting to see what the future holds.
Logan is my little helper. He is willing to do anything that I ask him. He is so loving and mild mannered. He also can get his feelings hurt easily. And boy does he love his Grandma.
Gabe to put it mildly is WILD. He has always been moving and grooving since he was born. He is our stubborn child and is very aggresive. Always thinks he is the best at everything. He is the only one he even slightly resembles mom.
Lexie is our girly girl. She loves make-up and painting her fingernails. She has a mind of her own and thinks she can do what she wants when she wants. She is always the one who tests our authority as parents. But she loves her Dad and can wiggle out of just about anything.
What a sweetheart. Very quick to smile at anyone willing to make a fool out of themselves. She has become very attached to mom and I think mom really enjoys it. She requires A LOT of attention all the time. Mom really only gets a break while she is sleeping or being entertained by someone else. What a sweet addition to our growing family.
Our 5th and final miracle. Danni has already been such a joy to our family. Even with long nights and busy days she has blessed our lives. We are so excited to see what kind of person she will grow up to be.