Our Eternal Family....

Saturday, March 20, 2010, our family was sealed for all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. It was a beautiful sealing and when they brought her into the room everyone oohed and awed at how beautiful she was. We let her wear her Easter outfit a little bit early and she looked adorable in it! We were really surprised but they let us go out in our white clothes for a picture. So, here we are after our sealing. Some had already left since we didn't know about it until after.
Our little family...
Mommy and Madi
Uncle Andrew and soon to be Aunt Annie
Great Grandma and Grandpa Gurney
The Hawkins Clan
L to R: Grandpa Hawkins, Uncle Chad, Mommy, Madi, Daddy Front Row: Grandma Hawkins, Aunt Susan and Saber
Mommy and Madi
Great Grandma and Grandpa Baum with Madi
The blanket that we used at the temple was crocheted by Great Grandma Baum! It is a special blanket!
So tired! She missed all her naps and was still a happy little girl! Mommy kisses!!!
Madi's had it! Great Grandma and Grandpa Gurney. I think Grandpa Gurney wasn't quite sure what to think!
5 Generations of Women!!!
L to R: Great Grandma Gurney, Grandma Baum, Madi, Mom, and Great Great Grandma Louder
The Baum Clan
Back Row L to R: Nicholas, Daniel, Erin, Andrew, Daddy, Rick, Bekka, Annie, Christopher
Front Row L to R: Christina, Grandma, Mommy, Tiffany
Kids L to R: Brenton, Whitney, Caitlin, Madi
Madi's cousins, Whitney and Caitlin
Grandma Baum made Madi's blessing dress. It was made from the left over fabric and lace from hers and mommy's wedding dresses. It turned out beautiful!
She also was the one that held Madi at the altar in the temple. We are so glad that she was able to be here with us!
Our Eternal Family...


  1. Congratulations! That's so awesome that you could experience such an amazing event. She's so beautiful too. We are so happy for you guys!

  2. Congratulations, Melissa & Derrick. I'm so happy for you guys. What a special event.

  3. What a beautiful post. Look how much family you had there to love and support your beautiful family. WOW!!! Mady is DARLING Mel, really she is soooooo cute. Congratulations, what a blessing. It really is so wonderful. So happy for you all. Love you!!!

  4. I am so happy for you guys. This is just amazingly awesome!