A Most Wonderful Day

During Spring Break I took the kids to Temple Square for the day. The weather was perfect, the flowers were in bloom, and we had so much fun seeing the sights. In many ways I miss being there every day like I used to but I have to say that spending the day touring around there with my children sure beats working at my desk.

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First we walked through the Joseph Smith Memorial Building passing through an empty, fancy ballroom while singing, “Why have a ballroom with no ball?” 🙂

As soon as we walked out the doors Cara looked up and excitedly yelled, “The temple!”

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As we rounded the corner to the back side of the temple I stopped my kids and told them all about Rob’s proposal to me on those very steps. Now look what my “yeeees!” has turned into! So amazing.

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We had a scavenger hunt to complete and visited the South Visitor’s Center, Assembly Hall, Tabernacle, and North Visitor’s Center to see the Christus statue.

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After a snack in the shade we went to the Church History Museum and visited my dad’s ship before playing in the children’s exhibit.

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We walked to the Conference Center waterfall and took a peek inside the huge auditorium. This was just a couple of days after we had watched General Conference on tv so the kids immediately recognized it.

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Then we got a drink at Brigham Young’s home and enjoyed being surrounded by lovely flowers.

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Next we went up, up, up to the top of my old place of employment. I haven’t been back in years and it brought back all sorts of memories, mostly fond :), of my years there. We had fun looking at the city and our old apartment from above. Then we had ice cream in the Nauvoo Cafe before heading home.

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Many things in the city have changed since I lived there but the one thing that hasn’t changed in the slightest is the beautiful spirit that is felt on Temple Square. I know the temple is the Holy House of my Lord. I know that he loves me. I know that my children are His children and I know they felt that during our visit. This day I  spent with them in this special place will always have a wonderful place in my heart because I felt really, truly happy and really, truly grateful to my Father in Heaven for all He has done for us.  

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