Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy Birthday to our Julia

As I was holding Hannah the other day, I was telling her about her amazing mommy. Not that she doesn't already know, but, I needed to share with her that information. I told her how I kinda picked out her mommy! I was good friends with Marianne Warner, and when her daughter came home from college, she pointed her out to me. Julia, her ballerina, graduated from the University of Utah, and was now at home in Corona. As I watched Julia, I noticed her modest dress, her ballerina grace, and heard her testimony in the single's ward. Knowing Marianne and Cole, I watched their daughter.

One of my favorite pictures of Julia!At Thanksgiving when Brendon was home from BYU, I pointed her out to him, and I talked her up a bit. Then Grant piped up....um, Mom, I am going to ask Julia Warner out. Oh, okay.

So for the next year, Grant did court this beauty. She spent time with him, and then with us. She had the experience of her life, as we invited her that summer to go on our family vacation, camping in Colorado. A road trip with the Holmes boys is quite an experience. She not only held her own...She survived. She survived long enough to accept a proposal from our Grant, and were sealed in the San Diego Temple almost two years ago.
Now she has begun her eternal calling of mother of two beautiful twin babies and she celebrated her birthday this week as well. We are so blessed to have in our family. So much of life ahead as Mrs. Julia Rebecca Warner Holmes. We love you!

12 comments:

Traci Elizabeth said...

She is gorgeous isn't she??? Grant did well!!

Escobar Family said...

what a lovely post! holmes are lucky to have her just as she is lucky to have you all!

Marie said...

What a beautiful daughter in law and a lovely story of their courtship. Happy Birthday Julia!!

Grandma Kris said...

She is beautiful...inside and out! And so fortunate to be a Holmes.

Lauri said...

Julia is beautiful! And apparently a super mamma...anyone who has twins is amazing!

Sara Jane said...

oh how lucky you are to have such amazing daughter in laws and son in law. Julia is a beauty!

Katie said...

I've always thought Julia was beautiful. Gorgeous! (She always came to Jessica Sants birthday parties when we were growing up.)

Emily said...

She is a beautiful person and I am so happy for them with the twins! She is amazing, Happy Birthday Julia! :)

Pitt-Meisingers said...

happy, happy birthday julia!

Todd Family said...

Yes...she is quite beautiful!! so happy she married into a wonderful family as well!! i love that girl!!

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Heidi said...

She was so brave to come on that family camping trip. and we LOVED it that she came! Happy Birthday to you Julia!