There were a lot of stories I wanted to share this month. I mean hello- it was October! We went to the pumpkin patch, our favorite fall festival, carved pumpkins, explored the canyon with it's beautiful leaves, went trick-or-treating, etc. And I have lots of pictures of all of those things. Hopefully I'll still get around to sharing them. :) But this was the story that really spoke to me this month.
Almost seven years ago, my husband and I were married in this beautiful temple in my hometown- the Logan, Utah LDS temple. Now we live about two hours away, and even though we visit frequently to see my family, for some reason we had never taken our kids to visit this beautiful place that is so meaningful to us.
A few weeks ago we were visiting to shoot a wedding for one of my very best friends from high school. It was awesome and wonderful, by the way. Blog post to come soon. ;) On our way home we decided to stop and show our kids this lovely temple we were married in, and talk to them about why it means so much to us.
It was a perfectly warm, sunny, gorgeous fall day. We wandered around the beautiful grounds, collected pretty leaves, rolled down the hill (at least they did- I tried it once and was SO DIZZY I couldn't stand it), and took pictures obviously. :)
For me, the temple represents peace. Whenever I am feeling frustrated, overwhelmed or confused about something in life, this is where I come. (Well, to one of the temples. There are lots in Utah. :P) In the temple is where I feel nearest to God. It is quiet, peaceful, spotless and beautiful. I can pour out my heart in prayer and always, always feel the love the Lord has for me. I leave feeling refreshed, stronger, and with a better perspective on life and my problems.
This specific temple will always hold a special place in my heart. Spending time here with my family on this beautiful fall day is a memory I don't want to forget.
You can see the rest of my pictures from this gorgeous afternoon here. I managed my very first picture of a butterfly, and even ended up in the frame a few times myself!
And if you're curious, you can learn more about LDS (Mormon) temples here.
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