A few weeks ago I had planned on going to Utah then Idaho then back to Utah. The day/night before I flew out was hectic. We were trying to get so many things done, which kept going wrong. Then we decided we really needed to go visit Preslie's tomb, since we had not been up there for a really long time. By the time we got up to St. Johns it was almost completely dark outside. We arrived at the cemetery and ran into the mausoleum, it was pitch black in there. We went and stood by her little grave, and I couldn't help but freak out at the thought that my baby's little body was in such a cold and dark place. After much convincing Chris got me to leave, I didn't want to leave her in such a dark place. The rest of the night I was a mess. I could not fathom flying out the next morning while I had such anxiety and sadness. Around 3am Chris found me in my rocking chair panicking, and not wanting to go anymore. Chris being the great husband that he was called right then and cancelled my ticket. The next day I was a mess. I couldn't believe that I was not going, and that I was letting my fear come over my faith. So Chris again called and got me a flight out the next morning. I repacked all my things and flew out. I didn't feel a bit of anxiety or regret, about my decision to go ahead with the trip.
While in Utah I helped my Mother-in-law Sue prepare for My Sister-in-law Marissa's wedding shower. She had a beautiful shower, and received many great gifts. I then helped her friend Kelsey get ready for the big Bachelorette Party. There were a lot of games, snacks, desserts, and presents. It was a lot of fun. Sue and I ran many errands, and bought many cute things together. We really had a great time all us girls hanging out. I think my favorite part was playing games with Chris' grandma, Aunt, Sue and Marissa.
After a weekend that flew by, I flew to Boise for a week! It was so nice to spend time with my family. My parents were able to get a night away, while my Aunties came and took care of my grandparents. I had not seen my aunt Pam in almost 5 years, so it was great to chat and spend time with her. My mom and I were able to go to the Boise Temple, and I couldn't help but feel joy that I was married in that same temple and that I was also sealed to my parents in that temple as well 19 years ago.
After a great week in Idaho, I flew back out to Utah. There I met Chris, and I was ecstatic to see him! Ever since Preslie's death I miss Chris more then ever when we are apart. In Utah we were able to attend Marissa's endowment session, and to witness Chris' mom get sealed to her deceased parents. That night we went to the rehearsal dinner, and had a great time being with family. The next day was the big wedding, and it was BEAUTIFUL!. The reception that night was also fabulous, with really great food.
The day after the wedding Chris set me up a prenatal massage, and it was wonderful. After my massage I attended a funeral of my Aunt's father. It was a beautiful ceremony, and the love expressed by family member's was very spirit felt. After the funeral my Mom and Mother-in-law threw me a baby shower. It was so fun! We made little babies out of chewed gum, chatted, and ate some yummy cake. My Mom made me a darling belly cake. Once I get picture I will post it! It was so dang cute. I was so lucky to be able to see many old friends, grandma's, aunts and cousins. Thank you all for your love and support.
While in Utah Chris and I were also able to meet our niece Claire. We weren't sure how we would react to the newest Martin addition, but we both fell in love with her instantly. We are so grateful for the spirit she brings to the family.
Chris and I had a great time, and are grateful to be back home to the beautiful fallish weather we are having. Once I get pictures of everything I will put them up. I feel like my post is naked without pictures. :p