Sunday, March 22, 2009

So much to catch up on.

Things have been pretty much chaos around here this last week. So much so that I actually forgot to pick up a camera and take a 365 picture. I mean, I only took like 2000+ photos this week, you would have thought that somewhere in all that, I would have managed a photo every day. But no.

So, I missed the 18th...which was the day I spent hanging out at the Kunz house, mooching off their macaroni and cheese. BTW, thanks Andrea and Rob!

77/365 Nothing to Show For It

Thursday was the wedding, which was so wonderful.

78/365 Personal Assistant

Andrea was a great assistant. I am thinking that this may be a necessary position in my household from now on. Any takers?

And Friday was the reception. I am still in the middle of editing the reception, but here's a couple of my favs so far.

Saturday was a very special day. As soon as Troy came home, we were able to attend the Crosby sealing and it was just perfect.

80/365 Temple Blessings

We left the temple as the sun was was beyond beautiful...and I felt so blessed to have been able to be there for Selvia and Lyndon.

Having just attended the Hanson wedding a couple of days before...temple blessings were fresh on my mind.

For those of you not of my faith, we believe that temples give us the opportunity to create (or seal) a union that will last not only in this life, but in the life to come. It is a most sacred rite and ordinance. Troy and I were married in such a ceremony and it was one of the things which I knew to be possible before I ever even knew of the church's existence.

There are few things in this life that seem important enough to have eternal consequence, but love and marriage are some of these things for me.

And it was wonderful to see fresh, young love create such a union on Thursday, and I felt privileged to be there. But, watching the Crosby's create such a union on Saturday was extraordinary. As they took these steps to bind their family together forever, and when their children were brought in...I still can't find the words.

It really made my faith and my religion come alive.

81/365 Freeze

And today I stayed home with Josh, who hasn't been feeling well. It was just a lazy day at home, and everyone was super excited to have Dad home, even if it's only for a couple of days.

They got a good game of Freeze dance going. Silly kids. (Silly dad.)

Well, hopefully this week won't be quite as crazy, but I won't count on that. Of course, the craziness just adds to the fun. (At least that's what I tell myself.)

I appreciate your thoughts and prayers about my grandmother. She has been moved out of the hospital into a rehab facility...where she is finally eating a little and able to move. She still cannot speak, and I hope that changes for her. But, she is much better overall.

I am sure that I will have another marathon post soon.


Lara said...

Once again I am amazed by your beautiful photos and calm faith in the midst of busyness and stress.

You are amazing!

Tamee said...

Denise these wedding pictures are gorgeous! I am so glad you guys were able to get good pictures even with the rainy weather. Sign of a true photographer! Her Bridal shots are Awesome too!
Sorry to hear about your grandma!
See you at the gym in a few weeks when I feel a little better.

Puhlman said...

WOW that is so awesome that you got to attend the temple so much just in the last few days. Very peaceful. And I had NO idea that the Crosby's were getting sealed. That is great. Hope everything is going well for you Denise. I am glad your testimony was strengthened from your visits to the temple.

Andrea said...

Your assistant is HOT!!!

Andrea said...

And your pictures are amazing!!

The Beatty Beehive said...

I had to smile about the freeze dance to celebrate when dad gets home. Seems like just yesterday I was doing that with our six! Enjoy the crazy days. Seriously... enjoy them! They are a wonderful memory for your little family!

Emily Merchant said...

Hope things really will calm down for you now. But I hope that the satisfaction of taking some great pictures and the joy of being at the temple can compensate for a crazy week.

Jolinda said...

Goosebumps from reading. Thanks for sharing your testimony.

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