Tuesday, September 22, 2009

About our 4th anniversary!

Kurt and I were married 4 years ago this past Thursday, on the 17th of September. It was a wonderful day. I married my wonderful companion for time and all eternity.

Here is a picture of that day. 
We were married in the Salt Lake Temple.

Kurt had taken a 4 day weekend, starting with our anniversary being the first day off. It was nice to be together all weekend. We did a "staycation." We didn't do much of anything but sit around relax and watch movies and hang out as a family. It was wonderful. We may not have gone anywhere but it was so nice to stay home with my little family. We didn't have anyone over it was just the 3 of us all 4 days. I guess we had my mom over on our anniversary but that was to watch Ayla, so Kurt and I could go to the temple and do sealings. That is what we have done every anniversary and will do every anniversary. It is our wonderful tradition. It is so nice to relive the making of our covenants and hear the blessing from being married in the temple. We don't do the sealing for ourselves but for those who have passed on. 

We went to the Salt Lake Temple to do them.

There is my hot hubby getting ready to go into the temple.

It was a wonderful experience. Funny thing was that I had scheduled us to do sealings at 3 p.m. but I had it in my mind that it was 4 p.m. We were there at 3 but I had forgotten my temple recommend and so we had to go through the process of verifying my temple recommend.  We got in and got ready and went up to the sealing office to find out we were 45 minutes late. I explained how I thought it was at 3 and the sweet sister temple worker said that they could fit us in with a group that was coming at 4:30 and then she gave us both a piece of chocolate for our anniversary. She was so sweet. I love the sisters in the temple. 

We got to set in the Celestrial room for a half an hour. It was wonderful. Then when we did the sealings it was in a special sealing room in the temple. Most people don't even know that sealing room exists. I had seen it once before on a ward temple night with my singles ward. When the sister told us that we were going to a sealing room that most people don't know is there. I knew it had to be that one. 

Also, the group we joined in doing the sealing with was a group from a ward that has been doing sealings every Thursday at the Salt Lake Temple for 27  years. Of course it is not the same people; they rotate. It was so wonderful. Even though we were late, I felt that we were blessed for being there. I felt that Heavenly Father was happy to have us there.

Last but not least, I have posted in the past that Kurt makes me cards. He has always made me a card for our anniversary. This year's card was a little different but it was still funny. You will see what I mean about different.

It reads, "Guess what, Honey. Cockroaches aren't as bad as we thought they were!

When I opened the card I seriously jumped. It startled me. That is what I mean by different. My card scared me. He had drawn cockroaches spelling out the words, "Happy Anniversary." Then it reads, " They just wanted to congratulate us on a happy four years! Love, Kurt (I hope this wasn't too gross)" He cracks me up. He is very creative and I loved the card, even though it kind of creeps me out. I can't believe even drawn cockroaches scare me. They are definitely one of my worst fears. 

Well, there you have it. Nothing beats the Temple, a homemade card and spending quality time with your family for your anniversary. 


Leah said...

That card ROCKS. He out does himself every time. The cards just keep getting better and better. ha,ha,ha.... I guess the whole cockroach thing wasn't funny then....but I'm glad you all can laugh about it now. :)

Nanette said...

Happy Anniversary! I think that is the perfect way to spend your time-together is always best!

Ann Marie said...

Happy Anniversary!

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay cation! Yay for making it into the sealing!

Kurt is a crack up! I love how meaningful and sweet the cards are.
Definately a sweet thing between you both! :)

Cherie said...

The card is so cute - I think I would have jumped too. It is funny though.
Happy Anniversary!!

T. L. C. said...

Oh my goodness that card rocked! I love hearing about the cards each time. And chocolate, temples, and hubby....IT REALLY doesn't get any better then that! What a sweet temple sister and the are truly fab!

Happy Anniversary Heather & Kurt!

Suzanne said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love your tradition!! I think going to the temple is AWESOME!! The card, well, he needs a good talking to about that! haha! -Suzanne

Jared and Laura said...

Happy Anniversary!! That card is hilarious! Jared and I laughed a good five minutes over that one.:) And I love your wedding picture...you look gorgeous!

Busy Bee Lauren said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! I didn't realize our anniversaries were a day apart! Amazing :)

TheIcePixy said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I love the weekends when we get to just be home as a family.

That's such a great tradition to do Sealings too! Jake and I got to do a Sealing assignment recently and it was so nice! I love being in the temple with my husband! I swear white is his best color!

eMily eLiZaBeTh said...

oh my gosh!! that card was AMAZING and it made me want to crawl out of my skiiiiiiiiin!!!!!!
ps your a beautyful bride:)

ML said...

Hilarious card! Very creative.