Keep Getting Better

Our best days keep getting better. You know how you say, "This is the best day of my life, nothing could ever be better than this!" Only to be proven wrong down the road when something does? I personally don't mind it. Our best days just keep getting better and better. We recently had one of those days. On September 3rd, we were (finally!!!) able to take our little Sammy to the Temple to be sealed for time and eternity as a family. It was the culmination of 5 yrs of waiting and searching for the next little member of our family. Words honestly cannot express what joy it brought our hearts. Because he is so big for his age, and because he was also older than most children in adoptive sealings (10 months), it was hard to find an outfit that would fit him and that was appropriate for the temple. We finally found one that I loved and that would work in the heat. It was a 24 months size! :o

The boys were little angels, you could tell they felt the spirit of the day. We were so happy to have so many family members there with us. It made it all the more special to share it with them. 

After the sealing we were able to take Sam to Bryan's parent's house to give him a name and a blessing. Even more family members and friends were able to join us which was wonderful!
Sam ate up the attention and did so well. He's really a people person. ;) He and his Uncle Erik are pals.
At the end of the day he just snuggled up in his Daddy's arms and crashed. I don't think he's ever slept so well!
  As we were leaving the Temple that day, Daniel said "Let's come back here, I want to do this again!" I just smiled, I was feeling the exact same way. The Temple Worker who had helped with the children said, "Yes, you need to bring these little boys back with a sister soon." Lol. I can't guarantee a sister, but I can promise we'll work on coming back as a family again sometime soon.
It was a perfect day and that brought finality to the adoption for us. He's ours. He's finally a part of our eternal family. He was so worth the wait and the anguish of the journey to find him.



CONGRATULATIONS, Suz!!!!! That is SO EXCITING!!! I am very happy for you guys!!!!!


Congratulations! This is wonderful news! I got to experience this with my cousin who was sealed to her little baby she adopted last year. It's so nice to see good things happening to good people.

Marissa and Jim

So happy for you! I am having the same problem with Ethan. I need to find an 18 month outfit for him. Where did you find it?

Kristen Brady

I love that picture of all of you in white. What a wonderful day! I'm so happy for you and Bryan and your two adorable boys.


Marissa, I think I got it at "Little Things Mean A lot" it was a boutique in Lehi, but I think they are online too. I'll send you some links. :)

Holley Pack

I am so happy for you and your family Suzanne. Your post brought tears to my eyes. Your family is beautiful and I wish you all the best.


LOVE THIS! What a beautiful post, and a brilliant family. SO happy for you.

Washington Hills

Oh, Suzanne! Can't stop crying. So so so so happy for you. Your boys are so sweet. CONGRATS. (My Mom Heart is full, smile.)

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