Friday, September 30, 2011

London's Sealing

Lately we have had a whirlwind of major events! There have been two weddings, and my personal favorite, getting London sealed to us in the temple! It was such a beautiful, amazing day. It was on September 3rd, in the Mesa temple. Braelyn got to be in the sealing room as well, and they looked like two little angels when they walked in the room wearing their pretty white dresses. There was an audible gasp from all our friends and family when they entered. Braelyn sat with my mom, and was so quiet and reverent (fear number 1...check), and London just smiled the entire time, looking back and forth between Britton and I! We all kinda chuckled at that...she was just SO happy! That word alone, "happy", defines her to a tee. She is just full of so much joy. The spirit was so strong as she became ours for eternity.

The man who sealed us was meant to direct our sealing, I just know it. Before Britton and I went in the room, he met with us, and asked about the situation that brought us here. We told him that we had adopted her, and her older sister (who has already been sealed to us). He told us that he had five children......ALL ADOPTED!!!!! It was a comfort to me know that he knew exactly how we were feeling, and what a rough road adoption can be...rewarding by ALL means, but rough as well. Overall it was just a beautiful experience!

Here are some pics of us afterwards, outside the temple.....

Most of our friends and family that were there, minus a few!

The next day, Sunday September 4th, Britton was able to give her a blessing in church. It was a beautiful blessing! Luckily my mom knows shorthand (yes shorthand...old school!!!!), so we were able to write down pretty much the entire blessing to keep in her baby book! Afterwards we had a little luncheon with family and close friends to celebrate! It was a lot of work, but so fun. I wouldn't have been able to pull it off without my sisters and moms help!

After her blessing....

Britton's dad, Curtis, Britton, and my dad, JimMy mom, Betty and Cindy, Britton's mom

My pretty sisters, Gina and Amanda

Thursday, September 8, 2011

9 Months

I can hardly belive it, but this girl..... Is 9 MONTHS old! I have no idea where the time has gone! It seems like it's gone much faster the second time around! Sweet London is such an amazing baby! She is SO happy all the time and smiles at just about anything and everything. She hasn't had her 9 month checkup yet so I don't have her stats, but I'm guessing she's around 17-18 lbs.

She is super busy crawling around, and pulling herself up on things constantly. I'm anticipating that she will start walking before her first birthday...maybe it'll be in a month or two. She LOVES her big sister Braelyn, and vice versa. She loves her daddy, but I have to say I think she is more of a mama's girl. SMILE. Her first word was about a month ago, and it was "mama". She can also say "dada", and she's starting to say "ba-ba" when she gets her bottle! She cut her first two bottom teeth about a month ago, and I'm pretty sure she's in the process of cutting her top two.

She likes to get into things she knows she's not supposed to , like her diaper basket (it's her #1 place to go...and mostly she gets to just play with it all!), my guitar, the bathroom, and the stairs. She thinks it is SO funny when I tell her "no no"....she gut laughs everytime! When I see her going somewhere she shouldn't, I'll say her name, and she ducks her head and starts crawling towards it as fast as she can!!!! Little stinker! I think we're in trouble! ;>

We just LOVE this little baby girl so, so much! I had such a fun time getting her pictures taken. I loved all the pictures we got, but here are some of my absolute favorites!!!