one of the best things that happened over the holidays was the black family- my buddy lauren, her hubby david, and baby kaia- were sealed in the san diego temple. by some stroke of fate, or divine intervention, call it what you will, we have been in california this last year both when lauren went through the temple for the first time, and for their sealing! happy days! it was a really cool sealing, i had never seen a baby being sealed to it's parents and that was so cute and brings home the meaning of what it is you are doing when your family is sealed together for time and all eternity. the sealer was, of course, a really cute little old man and i know that i got a lot out of what he told lauren and david before they were sealed, he said some things that really meant a lot to me and i am sure they do for the black fam as well. it was a grand event! i am so white, gotta get out of virginia- oh, was i typing that?
anyways, it is junk to live so far away from your friends- especially when you all have kids and want to play with each other, so since we are on the topic of lauren and her family i figured i would throw in a picture of velzy and kaia when they got together for their every 3 or 4 month get together. luckily velzy has warmed up to kaia, for some reason velzy was mean to her in the past, maybe she likes her now that she has more hair??? this is the two of them and my dad watching the carousel at the spectrum, and the one below is later that night. such cute little buggers, i wish our meetings weren't so far and few between!