Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sealing Day

We were sealed as a family in the Manti, Utah Temple on Friday, August 22, 2008, at 9:45 a.m.

It was a great experience, both because of its religious import, and because so many friends and family attended.

Jared Shoemaker, my best friend, made it all the way from Vegas.

Matt and Evige Warner made it.

Denis and Lisa attended, even though they were getting sealed soon after us.

Jim Ford and Ariel Bybee came down from Salt Lake.

And here's the Clayson contingent: large as always.

And here is the Brown contingent: slightly smaller than the Clayson contingent.

Thankfully, after some searching, we found our Charmaine pictures (they were hiding out on my parents' camera). She made the long trek from eastern Nebraska to Manti, some twelve-plus hours, a feat for which we are very grateful. (If we forgot anyone, we apologize profusely.)

Nothing can fully describe the feeling of peace and satisfaction we felt being sealed for time and eternity to Elliot. After such a long process, with so many ups and downs, it was a great feeling to finally become a family in the fullest sense of the word. We thank everyone who helped us throughout this process. We love you all.


leannewitney said...

YAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS! I am sooo excited and happy for you. Your new little family is beautiful...

Joni said...

Congratulations! We wish we could've been there. But it's a good thing we weren't since all of our kids have had croup among other illnesses this last week! It looks like it was a great day!

tiff said...

Congrats again on your sealing! We're super happy for you. It was really fun to see you and Demaree at the reunion and finally meet Elliot.

Jacob @ Issimo Productions said...

I am really happy for you. It was great to see the three of you at the reunion. I glad you could make it.

We have a special place in our hearts for the Manti temple as well.

Best wishes!

Andrea said...

COngratulations guys! What a great blessing!

jon and marni said...

HOORAY for you!!!!