Friday, September 11, 2009

Family Temple Trip

This past Saturday we seized the moment and took our little family to see the temple in Columbus- it was such a fun experience!

We ate a picnic on the outskirts of the temple grounds. The temple was closed due to the holiday weekend, but that meant we were the only ones there, which was kinda nice.

Lunch! I made a point of it to grab this quilt specifically- it's a handmade quilt my great-grandmother made for me when I was in high school. It was very special to have my 4 little ones on it, at the temple. We miss my Grandma Knight.

We LOVE how green Ohio is!

The landscaping is so beautiful- as are the grounds at all the temples. It was the perfect day for a picnic.

Cute lil' thing enjoying her poptart

While I nursed Kai, Fred took the kids around the temple and got some wonderful pictures.

3 of my favorite people- they're so sweet!

LOVE this perspective shot!

The diaper bag took some great family pictures of us- YAY for the "timer" function!

GRIN!

I can't get over this picture! I LOVE my hubby- he's such a great dad!

Family picture! This one's going up on the wall!

She's such a daddy's girl.

It was a wonderful experience! As we pulled away from the temple in our van, Fred had a great idea. We stopped and said a prayer thanking Heavenly Father for the great time we had and for all the temples. When the prayer was over we all sang "I Love to See the Temple." I felt like I was in an Ensign article about families and temples. I'm SO grateful for my eternal family!

2 comments:

Charity Brown said...

What a great afternoon!!!!! :) Looks like you had an incredible time!!!

(P.S. I think the temple is closed for cleaning... I had heard they were wanting to get it ready for the big 10 year anniversary - I think it's 10 years anyway)

Brad, Debbie, and K squared said...

I didn't even know that had a temple in Columbus! Crazy how many temples there are now. What a fun family idea to go visit the temple!

I also love the new pics you put up of each of your family members on your side bar. Too cute!