Monday, August 29, 2011

Celebrating Nine Years

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This past month has been tough in certain ways... ways that made it so I had a hard time wanting to celebrate our wedding anniversary. But as the day approached, I thought that maybe by celebrating our wedding anniversary, it might make me feel better about some of the things I have been having a hard time with.
So, I decided that I should make some fun plans for Aaron Jr and me for that day. It turned out to be a Sunday, so I decided that we would drive out to the cemetery after church and we could have a picnic at Aaron's headstone.

The day before, we went to the store and Aaron Jr and I each picked out a Lunchables lunch and a treat. (the Lunchables were disgusting... I will never buy one again)

In the photo above, we are having that picnic at Aaron's headstone.
We had fun together.

After we ate, Aaron Jr got out his harmonica and played a song for Daddy.
It was so sweet.

After the cemetery, we drove over to the Salt Lake Temple, where Aaron and I were married. Aaron Jr and I got out and walked around the temple grounds. I showed Aaron Jr some of the spots where Aaron and I had wedding photos taken.
It was peaceful and I am really glad we stopped there.

I also told Aaron Jr about how it was supposed to rain the day of our wedding, but we had a miracle and it was clear skies. I told him that our wedding reception was outdoors and it would have been ruined if it had rained. He asked where our reception was, and I told him it was in Grandpa and Grandma Harknesses backyard... he wanted to see it, so later in the evening, we stopped by their house so I could show him where our reception was. I told him where Daddy and I stood to greet people.

What a handsome boy.

After we got done at the temple, we went over to feed Shayla.
It was a good ending to our outing for the day.
What a beautiful horse she is.

All in all, it was a good day.
At church that morning, I was asked to be a Primary Teacher and I was told that I would be teaching Aaron Jr's class. I was excited about that. Then, the lesson in Relief Society was about eternal families. It was just what I needed to have a lesson on that day. It brought things into perspective and helped me to feel gratitude for the gospel and the plan of our Father in Heaven. I am blessed.

Happy Anniversary, Aaron. I love you.

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Tracie said...

Sounds like it was a beautiful day. The pictures are just precious! Happy Anniversary.

Chris and Kristy said...

I love you Leslie and think about you so often. You and Aaron Jr. often are found in my prayers to Heavenly Father. You're beautiful and I learn from you every time you post something. Your genuine feelings teach me so I'm thankful you share them. Glad it was a good anniversary day for you.

Kristi said...

Happy anniversary to a wonderful eternal family.

Anonymous said...

WOW Aaron looks so tall in his school clothes!!

Happy anniversary day to you. I'm so glad it was a good one.