And when I say the un-official photos, I mean, most of the photos posted here are of my kids…because this is my blog. 🙂
Kaylan and Jeremiah were married on August 7th in the Houston LDS Temple.
Due to the bride and groom’s early arrival to the Temple and some family members still en-route, the group photos were delayed until after the Temple ceremony…
I’m going to stop here and direct you back to my last post on this blog about the Houston, Texas heat.
I want to keep the negativity off this post.
The good news is, almost everyone was smiling.
We have a lot to smile about! My sister just got married to her best friend.
I still remember that feeling after being married and coming out of the Temple together…that’s a good feeling.
Also a bit surreal, “we’re married?”
It’s amazing how such a small act, can lead to greater things.
Like, kissing can lead to babies…
or…so I have found.
In all seriousness, I recently read a talk given by an Apostle of the Lord titled, “Why Marriage, Why Family.”
I really loved the part where he said,
“It is [God] who in the beginning created Adam and Eve in His image, male and female, and joined them as husband and wife to become “one flesh” and to multiply and replenish the earth.21 ”
“Each individual carries the divine image, but it is in the matrimonial union of male and female as one that we attain perhaps the most complete meaning of our having been made in the image of God—male and female.
Neither we nor any other mortal can alter this divine order of matrimony. It is not a human invention. Such marriage is indeed “from above, from God” and is as much a part of the plan of happiness as the Fall and the Atonement.”
Marriage creates families, which is central to God’s plan of happiness.
See why this wedding was a big deal?
It was “the most complete meaning of our having been made in the image of God.”
Marriage and family has shown me how much I needed to change – to become more like Christ.
Having children has shown me how much further I need to go, to be more like Christ.
I would have liked to have spent more time, just Danny and I before we started having children.
I would have liked for him to see me normal for awhile…before the constant roller coaster of hormones.
In the four years I’ve been married, I’ll have had three kids.
When I got hitched, I was an old maid, at 29 with expiring eggs; so, you know, I had to start popping those kiddies out.
Ahh, babies. More babies to come.
And more photos…stay tuned.