October 1: Our family was made "official" and "legal." Yay! This is our Adoption Day. It was pretty good.
Mostly, it was interesting to get an in person glimpse of the way the court system works. My uncle was graciously our lawyer and we had a representative from our adoption agency with us and some of our family members were able to sit in on the hearing! It was pretty cool. I was a little nervous when I was answering questions. Okay, I was really nervous. But it all went well and we 3 became 1 family. Legally. We already felt like a family, so it was just more of a formality to us.
|Spontaneous Family+ Photo|
My little nephew was blessed and that was beautiful. I mean, he received his name and blessing at church. Afterward, family and friends gathered at my parents' to celebrate and enjoy life together.
Little Man learns so fast. He finally figured out how to crawl. Our little friend who is a month older showed him. Then, a week after he learns to crawl, He started pulling himself up on things! Tada! New trick. "...We will now see Little Man pull himself up from the floor on a rocking chair!"
The rest of October we were getting ready for our temple day. It was kind of stressful at some points but totally and completely worth it.
|Ready to go!|
It was so beautiful. I was stressed before we went, because we had a big weekend and my house was not perfect. Oh well. Then, Saturday evening we went to the temple. We sang a couple hymns on the way. When we arrived and went in, things just got peaceful. Peaceful and peaceful. We knew what we were doing was right. We knew there were angels there with us. We didn't give a lot of notice to our family, but a lot of our family were somehow able to come. They changed their plans for us! It was so meaningful. It was so special. It was so happy! There was power there. What I learned most from our temple sealing are: 1. Angels minister to man. And they do it in families. 2. There is power in the temple. 3. There is power in families. This is power from God. It is strength. It is peace. It is courage. It is comfort. I love it. It's a beautiful thing.
|Forever Family ~*~ Eternal Family|
The next day was his baby blessing. It was beautiful. I'm grateful that he was able to receive a name and blessing at church. I'm grateful for the holy Priesthood being on the earth today.
I wish I could thank my baby's birth mother. She is so beautiful and we are so grateful to her for who she is and what she has done for us and our little guy. We do say thank you, but it is never enough. There is just no way that the words, "Thank you" can mean on paper what they do in our hearts. We love her. I hope she knows it.
Halloween we had a little get together with some friends. Ryan made "Boo Bubbles" with dry ice, water, soap, and a container with a tube. The neighbor kids LOVED it. After our get together we still had some dry ice, so we got to have a little date at our table. We loved it!
|Halloween: "I (am) a horse."|
Those are the big events that happened in October. On to a new month, season, chapter, etc...