Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Temple Map

Jamie and I have been wanting to make a map of the LDS temples around the world. For those of you who don't know what temples are, they are "sacred structures where [the Lord] can teach, bless, and guide" his church members. Here are a few pictures of local to us temples.

Columbus Ohio Temple

Louisville Kentucky Temple

Indianapolis Indiana Temple

Well, there's good news with this post. We finally finished the map! Here are some pictures of the map all done up and one of it on the wall in our home. Enjoy!

The last two aren't very good, but it was easier to see what we've done with the wall. And I forgot to take Blaine's Christmas stocking off of the shelf before I took the pics. We have it hanging above our marriage shelf with some of the keepsakes from our wedding. And on the wall next to it is our marriage license from the state of AL, our temple sealing certificate, and the picture of the temple Jamie hung in his locker during basic training. For those who don't know, Jamie and I were married/sealed in the Birmingham Alabama Temple. One of the best things about temples is that they provide a way for us to live with our families together throughout eternity. I whole-heartedly believe that God loves all of his children enough to provide a way for them to stay connected to their loved ones after we experience this life. I love that if I stay true to the promises I made in the temple that I can have my family close even after this life. It just makes sense to me, they bring me such joy and I know that I want that happiness to continue afterwards, too. At any rate, I'm not going to give you a whole lecture on it all. If you want to find out more about temples then please feel free to visit this link. Hope you enjoyed the project!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

4 Months!

Wow, I feel like these posts are getting closer and closer. Are you sure it's already been a month? Well, I guess I should give you all some sweet pics of this little cutie. It's what you came for right? I know it's what I tend to look at blogs like mine for ;)

Here's our little guy!

I know, lots of pictures. But I swear this wasn't all of the pictures that I took. Enjoy your Tuesday!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Big 3-0

Happy Birthday to Jamie!! That's right, my amazing husband turned 30 today! He started a brand-new decade and this will be the first decade that I get to be there with him the whole way. I'm looking forward to growing older with him through these next 10 years {and 50 or so after}. The Lord has truly blessed me with him. He has taught me many things and has allowed me to teach him a few. I would not be the wonderful woman I am today with out him. I love you for all eternity, Jamie! Always.

So his cake turned into a Black Forest Truffle. I'll need to try it again a different time. But here are a few pics. We were going to be in the park, but got rained out and relegated to the apartment. It was still a blast. Thank you for everyone coming and supporting this big birthday!!!

That cake tasted delicious! Looking forward to my birthday next ;)

One year older and wiser, too! Happy Birthday to you {Jamie}!