Monday, June 24, 2013

1 Year Anniversary/Baby Blessing/Sealed to Makena

    For our one year Shea took me back to the spot where he proposed. It was really nice to hike and go back to our spot. He packed the food and made all the arrangements for the kids to be watched. Sitting there with Shea and talking about the year we have had brought back so many great memories. It was perfect...
   Where did all the time go? This first year of marriage has gone by so fast but has been filled with wonderful events... Shea and I had an amazing wedding and honeymoon. It was a lot of fun to have a Utah and Calgary wedding reception. Makena and I moved to Spokane to be with Shea while he finished his first year of law school after all the wedding stuff was done. Then we all moved to Utah for the summer while Shea worked. That summer (June 2012) we found out that we were going to have a baby and told Makena (she was super excited). Both of our grandmas passed away (We are so grateful we could attend both funerals). In the middle of August we moved back to Spokane so Shea could start his second year of law school and Makena could start preschool (September). In October Shea and I were very fortunate to get Makena's last name legally changed from Adams to Owens and to find out that we were expecting a baby boy in February. I got to have two awesome baby showers (I have the best family and friends ever!). We went to Panguitch Utah for Thanksgiving and spent Christmas in Utah with our families. In February Madden was born (we love having him be apart of our family, we can not get enough of him).

    In March we went back to Utah to bless Madden. It meant a great deal to us to have him be blessed on our One year anniversary. We were so happy and everything went very well. The other reason we went to Utah in March was to be SEALED to Makena in the Mount Timpanogos Temple. We are so truly blessed to have had this chance to be sealed to Makena. We had been praying and fasting for this opportunity ever since we got engaged. These were two joyous times for our little family. We love our family and friends and are so thankful that we could share these special moments with them.

Right now we are in the process of having Shea adopt Makena (such another great blessing we are so thankful for). We are living in Spokane for the summer, Shea got a job working for Cooney Law Offices and I am so proud of Shea for making the Dean's List throughout his whole second year of law school. All of the hard work, effort and late nights he has put in are paying off :) but the best part is seeing him accomplish goals that he has set for himself. I love you Shea and I am so excited for the rest of our journey together :)

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