Saturday, September 17, 2011

Trip to Kirtland with Our Cousins

    One of the fun things we like to do when company comes is take them to the Historical Sites in Kirtland. The Kirtland temple is there as well as the Newel K. Whitney store, ashery, saw mill, and the home that Joseph and Emma Smith stayed in.

We all enjoyed being together!

It's fascinating to see how people used to live so long ago.
Many things have changed and yet, other things are still very much the same.

The one thing with historical sites is that there is always a lot of walking. 
We all helped the little ones with the last stretch.

   Our last stop was the Kirtland temple, which is owned by the Community of Christ church now. It was closed so we couldn't actually go inside, but the grounds were beautiful. There are so many flowers in bloom right now. 
    We all took turns taking pictures.

    There is nothing quite like the temple. I love going inside them. Even driving by one gives me a special feeling. They are all so beautiful and the feeling of peace that I feel when I'm there is incomparable. I love the temple!
    Families are Forever!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Trip to Local Farm with Cousins

    Our cousins are here from Texas!
    We love company around -- partly because we like to go fun places together. Today we went to a local farm that gives tours, lets us touch and feel the animals, and has lots of fun things to see and do. The kids really enjoyed themselves. Above you'll see that my brother found himself a woolly-worm -- he was almost more interested in the caterpillar than the barnyard animals.

There were lots of cats around. 
Most of them were friendly and let us hold them.

The kids enjoyed playing with the chickens. The hens would eat the grass out of their hands. 
We hope to get chickens one day.

The pond was a hit!
What is more fun than throwing rocks off a bridge -- tell me that!

This picture of my little man is adorable. I had to include it.

    No, the kids didn't trip and fall on their faces, even though that's what it looks like. There was a nice hill and they decided to roll down it. I remember doing that. Now I'm boring and take pictures of other people doing it. 
    When did i decide that being a grown up would be more fun?

   We had a look at their bird aviary, the museum and their gift shop before heading home. It was an enjoyable day spent with family in nature. 
    We love our family!