Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Amanda and Ty taking the next step!

My sister Amanda went through the St. George temple on Wed. Aug. 12 to receive her temple ordinances in preparation for her mission. It was a beautiful session. My sister Angela was able to come down from Logan and come to the session too so it was extra special. It is weird to think that my brother will be going through in about 6 months. It was so cool for us all to be in the celestial room together! I wish my husband would have been able to go, but unfortunately he had football practice and wasnt able to join us. I cant wait until Ty and Alena can go through and we can all experience the joy and happiness you feel standing together in the celestial room. That night Angela, Amanda, Ty and I went to Dennys at midnight (it's our sibling tradition-it used to just be me and Angela, and then when amanda was old enough she started to come, and now that ty has graduated from HS he's coming too. Soon Alena...soon). We always have the best time talking and catching up on each others life's! On friday, I went up to drop my brother off at Snow College with my family. It brought back a bunch of memories of living on my own for the first time and going to college. I am excited for Ty and his next step in life! He will have so much and I have no doubt he will make great friends and have the time of his life! Here are some pictures of this past weeks events!

My parents and Amanda after the temple session




















I love my family! (For some reason when we took the picture my white tank top is shinning through...sorry!)


















The sisters




















Angela, Ty, and Amanda















Me, Angela, and Amanda




Alena, Nate and Tyler (Angela's son)















Tyler playing at the splash pad















Nate playing at the splash pad































Taking Ty to College


Siblings in Ty's new college dorm room

Parents and Ty right before we left


Mom and Ty saying goodbye



Congrats to Ty and Amanda for taking their next big steps in life! You both are amazing and will be awesome at what you are doing!

2 comments:

Amy Jo said...

What an exciting time for your family. And it will be a tough few months for your mom I'm afraid. Just think about when Nate decides to leave home. Hard to think they won't need you the same way anymore huh? I like your tradition of midnight dinner with siblings.

alolson said...

The pictures were a great ending to the temple session. It was very special. We wish you had told us you were taking them and then we would have stayed and been included in Amanda's special night.
Grandma Olson