Today I am feeling much better than I have for the past few days. This is because I pretty much slept from 9:00am until 1:30 this afternoon. Melissa, my lovely sister-in-law, was kind enough to watch Emma today. Emma got to go and play with her cousins, and she had a really great time!! I was going to use my free time at home to do some laundry and get things ready for Emma's 2 year shin-dig tomorrow. Instead- I just slept in between feedings. It was fanstastic. My house still needs vacuuming, and there is a mountain of laundry in my closet, but I just feel so much better that I don't really care. Thank you Melissa!!! We are willing to reciporicate any time!
Ross and I also got a nice break on Saturday as well. My best friend and her fiance' offered to come over and watch our kiddos while we went to the temple. We decided to do sealings since we didn't think we could make it through a whole session without falling asleep. I am so grateful we made that decision!! It was really a wonderful experience. There were 3 couples in the session. Ross and I were celebrating our 3 1/2 year anniversary, the Lindsays were celebrating their 3 week anniversary (they were so cute!), and the Hawks had been married for 14 years, but they were about to be separated for a year as Brother Hawk was leaving for Afghanistan for a year the next day (this was going to be his second tour over there). The sealer was AMAZING!! He made us all feel so special, and the way he emphasized all the covenants was so beautiful. He asked us to try and remember what we had felt on the day we first made those covenants with each other- and to make them again there in our hearts. He let us all kiss over the altar and he got all teary eyed. He thanked us for being valiant and urged us to hurry back to the altar so that we would never forget those sacred blessings that are ours if we stay strong and faithful. We all left with tears in our eyes and love in our hearts. I know that sounds corny- but it was a really great experience. Thank you Carrie and Nate for making it possible.