Friday, July 8, 2011

To Eternity!

Just had to blog today to share with you that our family went to the Mt Timpanogos Temple last night and the boys were sealed to Andy and I.  What a great night it was.  All of our children were in the sealing room with us.  I don't want to blog about the details but you have to imagine for a moment our ten children making their way through the temple to the sealing room all dressed in white!  It was an awesome sight to see.  What a great night it was!!!!

At one point it was mentioned all those who have helped us along our way through this adoption and to this point and I couldn't turn to look at those that were there because I knew it would be very emotional.  But, I need to let you all know how much everyone has had a hand in this.  There were many prayers and well wishers, there were those that helped financially, there were those that were sounding boards and shoulders to cry on and there were those that helped to push us along the way.  Some of you did more than one of those know who you are and we are forever grateful for your love and friendship.

We are, of course, still on this journey and have a long way to go but this was a monumental milestone and it feels GREAT!!!!

I had to throw this one in.  Here we were in our beautiful temple whites wearing our black, blue and brown shoes.  I cropped the shoes out of the first shot but thought this one was cute too!

 This was after we went out for ice cream and came home.  Vitaliy wanted this picture taken.  He prefers to wear his Church clothes this way but understands that it wouldn't really work out.  What a stud, huh?!?

I can't even tell you how many times Sasha said, "I love the temple".  He told each of us individually and then he told us all over again.  So, just to let you know, Sasha loves the temple.

I will blog again soon about the rest of our week because we did some fun stuff this week but I wanted this post to be all by itself.  I am so glad my kids were able to go inside the temple not only to be with us (of course) but because the temples are the most beautiful man made places on Earth!


  1. What a beautiful post and beautiful family! Congrats!

  2. That picture of you all in white made me cry. It is so amazing. It's amazing what 3 months can do!