Monday, June 1, 2009
The next day was Easter!! The kids all got presents from the bunny (phew! We were all good). And we went to church in our Easter duds. Aren't they soooo cute?!
Getting loaded to go to church, lupus reared its ugly head again and I subluxated my hip (threw it out) and tumbled out of the van. I was in so much pain, I had to be carried out of church after sacrament meeting and spent the rest of the day high on pain killers. This was really bad timing since I was hosting the family Easter party at my house! I am afraid I was not the best hostess.
I think everyone had a good time despite all of it. We had an egg hunt for the kids and one for the adults as well. The kids eggs had candy as usual but the adults had cards and we played for prizes. I was so out of it, I won nothing though. Oh well!
It was a big and fun weekend overall. Plenty of food, friends and family. What more could one ask for? Ok, maybe joints that stayed where they are supposed to.
Posted by Kelly at 10:23 PM
Teddy was blessed and sealed to our family Easter weekend. It was the perfect way to celebrate Christ's life.
Teddy was sealed to us in the Bountiful temple. All the kids looked adorable in their new white clothing. We were practically celebrities at the temple with everyone wanting to talk with us and turning to watch the seven angels reverently passing through the halls. We had a wonderful sealer and all the kids behaved perfectly. The spirit was strong and I didn't bawl too much.
There is simply nothing better on this earth then to have a dear family member sealed to you. There is no better place to be with your family then in the temple. I really beleive that us adoptive families are the lucky ones because we get to spend time with our young families in the temple over and over again. What a treat! And Maya and Zachary are now old enough and have been enough times that they will remember for the rest of their lives the feelings of the temple. They already have a strong desire to return. I pray it remains with them.
It was the final peace to Teddy being one with our family. Your ours now buddy, for eternity.
Afterwards, we came back to our home for a reception. Many wonderful family and friends attended, including Kevin's parents and brother from out of town. We blessed Teddy at the reception and he did awsome. One thing that really stuck out to me was that the blessing declared that his life had been spared for a great purpose here on earth. I have no doubt.
Posted by Kelly at 9:57 PM
Wow, time sure flies when you are having fun. Sorry I haven't updated this in a long time. Lets see . . .
April was a super fun month.
Grandma and Grandpa came and stayed. They got rigged into babysitting while I took Clarissa to therapy everyday for 3 hours for a spring break therapy camp. We saw big progress and she got the harness permanently removed from her walker, yeah! We also got to do fun things, like visit the Hill Air Force Base Museum. I can't believe how many planes they have there! Pretty interesting stuff. I have included pictures of the kiddos taken there.
More April happenings in next post.
Posted by Kelly at 9:41 PM