Ellas Sealing


Ella's temple day was supposed to be calm & peaceful. Llllllong story short? It wasn't. Forgotten paperwork (Joshhhh!!!), a crazy wife in crisis trying to stay non-violent in the temple (Lizzzz!!!), and lots of family members & temple workers trying their darndest to make sure things worked out. And? All's well that ends well, and this was a particularly sweet ending. Our sweet girls were finally brought to us in the temple, where we were sealed. Our loving family has been faithfully at our side since this longing for a family began. And now we have more than we could have ever dreamed of. Though all of these photos are beautiful, my favorite is the one that we didn't know was even being taken... and it is my favorite because I remember exactly what I was thinking at that precise moment... "My sweet husband, we finally have our forever family".

10 comments:

Amber and Co. said...

That's so wonderful that Ella was sealed to you guys! I'm so happy for your family!

Linda said...

I loved the pictures and so happy for Josh & his Iggy girls. See you in March!!!!!!

Tara said...

We are thrilled for you guys! It was a long and difficult process (that I cannot fathom) but you were blessed for your patience and faith. Thanks for your example and letting us be a part of you special experiences.

Stacia said...

So... a few things! 1.Congrats on the sealing! I'm so happy for you and I love all your pictures! You all look beautiful! 2. I love your post cause I can totaly picture it all going down! It makes me laugh! We totally miss you guys like crazy! 3. Taylor talked(txt) Josh who told him how skinny you are getting now that we don't hang out. No more cold stone runs or Pizza a couple of times a week? We were totally a bad influence! 4. Tell Mara happy Birthday! Madden will be so proud to know she is wearing cowboy boots... he still wears his everyday! They are a match made in heaven :) Sorry looooong comment!

Sarah said...

Those are the cutest pictures! Good thing mom and dad got that room done minutes before your photo session! That is a cute picture with Josh being surrounded by his girls. What an awesome day that was. (besides all the crazy stress).

Mandi said...

SO sweet! Love the pictures. You are an eternal family and you can see how Truly happy you guys are. Love it! I'm glad you have your forever family now!

Matt and Savannah said...
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Matt and Savannah said...

Those are some awesome pictures. How did you get both girls to smile in so many pictures? I especially like the solo shot of Ella sitting in the chair leaning against the arm. Hope you guys are doing well! -Matt-

(Sorry I removed the last post just so I could add my name. I want credit for commenting haha)

Maegan said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you guys. Wish we saw you guys more often.... and I swear I will call one of these days :)

Jon and Tara said...

I'm so glad that the day ended well. We are having Sophie sealed to us in less than two weeks, March 5th. We are so excited and truly understand the joy that you were feeling once the sealing actually happened. I love your pictures, where did you have them taken? Congratulations!