Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blinded by the Light!

We live in central Ohio.  Central Ohio is not known for it's sunshine.  NJ isn't known for it's sunshine, either, but Columbus has more in common with Seattle as far as sunshine is concerned.  After a year of living here, I noticed I needed sunglasses for even the dingiest of sunny days.  I'm turning in to one of those blind cave fish.  Apparently, so is the rest of my family, because we could not handle the bright, blinding, Utah sunshine.  See for yourself:

These were all taken outside the Mt. Timpanogoes Temple following Warren getting sealed to our family.  Both Todd and I had been able to go through the sealing ceremony with our adopted siblings when we were children, so it was nice to be able to share that with our children as well.
 It was so great to see so many family members and friends come to this momentous event for our family.  Todd's Grandpa was our sealer, also!
 My Aunt and Uncle even hosted a soiree at there house immediately following.  Did I mention that they had been up THE ENTIRE NIGHT BEFORE dealing with their brand new finished basement getting completely flooded thanks to a broken city pipe???   They are amazing and generous people.
We really wanted to get a cake that said, "Haha!  Now you're stuck with us forever!" But Todd's parents did the food shopping, so we didn't want to complicate it for them.  

Ahoy!  That's better!

And.....we're all done here!  Poor Caleb.


Tricia said...

Congrats to all! What a beautiful family all in white. :)

Jen said...

It was fun. And the cake idea is awesome. If you had enlisted Aunt Jenny's help, you probably would have gotten it. :P

Anne Marie said...

Congratulations!!! What a lovely family you have. So happy for you, friend.

Walker Family Buckeyes said...

YEAH! Congrats! What fun pictures..and I am not at all mad you were in utah and didn't email. I will let this one slide but next time you better call!!

Emilia said...

Thanks, all. Maurisa, this was back in August when you were still sick and pregnant and just settling in yourself. We'll probably be out again this summer, though, so I can kiss some baby cheeks while your baby is still a baby!

heather said...

So happy for your family! What a beautiful day!

Carrie Nation said...

When my niece, who had spent all years of her memory in Seattle, came down to Mesa for a visit, she got out of the car and said, "Where are the clouds?"

I'm glad you had a lovely day together!

Valerie said...

Great pictures! It's hard to believe that Warren has been with you a year already!