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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well, our temple trip was WONDERFUL! We did end up getting to go. Thank goodness :) Maren and Chet watched the kids on Monday night, and we drove up to Woodburn (about 20 minutes from the temple). We got a hotel room, and met my parents at the temple on Tuesday at noon. We went to lunch at Applebees first, then did a session.

We even got to do some sealings. I'd never done those before, so that was AWESOME. For those of you not familiar with the temple, we believe that a husband and wife can be sealed together (married) for time and all eternity in the temple. And it's not really fair for those people who died and never got a chance to be sealed in the temple, so we can do their temple work for them (proxy). That's why doing our genealogy is so important. Then, those individuals who have passed on can choose wether they want to accept the sealing or not. Fair for everyone. Everyone gets the same chance. Same with baptism.

Anyway, we helped with a few proxy temple sealings. It really was nice. It reminded me of renewing our vows. A chance to hear again the promises we made when we were married back in 1996. I'm so glad that Captain America is my husband, and I love him dearly. What a great man I have. Even with all of his short comings, I'll keep him (LOL!)!!!! Here's a few pics from our trip.


Aren't these wood doors gorgeous!

Here we are in the atrium.

These are a little out of order, but that's ok. Here's Captain America and I at lunch at Applebees.

And, we stopped at Cold Stone Creamery on the way home. OH.MY.GOSH! I got something SUPER chocolately. Can't remember the name, but it was AMAZING. It had chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce, fudge, brownines, and chocolate chips. Wow. I was LOVIN' it! Hehehehe. (Chocolate Devotion, my mom just remembered :)

So tonight (pre-publishing), we're gonna go to the neighbors house (the Mitchells - I preschool with April) for New Year's Eve games. It'll be fun! After the kids go to bed, so it will be even more fun :) I'm at my mom's briefly to publish this post, and pick up a movie. They bought Eagle Eye, and Captain America and I are gonna watch it before we go over to the Mitchells house. Well, if I get off the computer and get back to the FOB (LOL!). So, gotta run, girls.

Happy New Years everyone :) Hope your 2008 was FANTASTIC, and wishing you an even better 2009!!!! Click on the image below to go to my box.net account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work :)


FONTS:
Happy, New, Year - Pussycat
Happy, New, Year! - CK_Alis_Hand_Official (or something like that)

15 comments:

Crissie said...

That's great that you got to do some sealings with Brent. Such a fantastic way to end your year.
I hope you have a fantastic 2009! Thank you so much for the wordart :)

xashee's corner said...

it sounds like you had a WoNDERFUL time!! i am sooo glad!! you two look so happy!! thanks for sharing those photos! Happy New Year, Bethany! Thank you, too, for sharing your wordart!! :D

.:Bree:. said...

Thank you so much!

Tami said...

Thank you for all of the wonderful word art you make. You do a fabulous job and I really love it! Thanks.

Simply Sarah said...

Bethany -

That temple pic you took is awesome! I love seeing great pictures of the temples, especially the one here in San Diego! I think it is my fav (sorry). How cool that you were able to go to the temple work with Brent after him being gone so long...

Happy New Year and may yours bring you lots of joy.

Dinphy said...

Happy New Year!
So nice to see you two together, especially after following your blog last months. :)

Thanks for the freebie, it's lovely!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 01 Jan [LA 09:03pm] - 02 Jan [NY 12:03am, UK 05:03am, OZ 04:03pm] ).

Flohbock said...

Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

Awesome wordart! thank-you

April said...

Thank you for the word art! I hope it's a great year for you. I'm glad you got to go to do sealings . . .that's great. Have a happy new year!

Vicki (Chickivaney) said...

Thanks a bunch!

Beth said...

Now THAT's a good day.. temple trip and CHOCOLATE OVERLOAD :) My kinda date. Glad you are enjoying your time with hubby and that you got to fit the temple in there too! Way to use the time wisely :)

Jodi said...

I love your word art! Thanks for sharing your talent (and your testimony.)

Katherine aka Scrap Yard Kath said...

ks, just what I needed. Happy new Year to you!

Janeal said...

I am loving all your wordart. Thank you so much for sharing. I also wanted to comment on your temple trip. It is so nice to see someone talk about such things and not be shy about it. What wonderful pictures you took. It almost looks like the West Jordan River Temple to me? I have not been there in so long so I could definitely be wrong. I am so glad you had a good time. Oh, and the ice cream just made me gain 5 lbs just looking at it!