Monday, April 18, 2011

Altanta Temple Open House

Saturday we loaded up the boys and some friends and drove to the Atlanta Temple Open House. After two years of remodeling it is finally finished. We were able to walk through and show our children the inside of the temple and hear a tour guide explain why we have temples and why they are so special. It was BEAUTIFUL!!

If you live in the Altlanta area you should go! Find the address and more information here. Hurry because this is the last week and then it will be dedicated and no longer open to the public for tours.

A family picture on the steps.

Notice that Cannon is very proud of a pinecone he found:) The boys and a few friends who tagged along My sweet boys
The resulting tears when we asked Cannon to please put down the pnecone so we could see his cute face.
It was a joy to tour the temple with my boys. The temple is a sacred place that is very close to my heart. This little video explains why we have temples (if you can't see it click here for the link):


stephanie said...

I have been to this temple. How nice to have it remodeled---and especially to have your boys see the beautiful inside.

PixieGirl said...

Just reading an amazing book about temples...House of Glory by S. Michael Wilcox. I have learned a lot! I love the temple...when I go everything comes into focus and I can see life through a clear, smudged lens!

Melanie Anne said...

I have that book in my book shelf but have never read it! I will have to take it down and get started:) Thanks for the idea!!

Jan S said...

What a great experience for your family, Melanie. I am so glad that you take the time and expend the effort to give them the opportunity for these spiritual experiences. You are great parents! Loved the fun pics! And I loved the temple video you linked in.

Erin said...

What a neat trip! That is a cool experience. And gotta love that pinecone. Hehe! :)

Carrie said...

I saw your link from BlogHer...and had to check it out since we are heading to the Atlanta Temple Open House tomorrow! So glad to hear you guys had a great experience, I can't wait to take my kiddos, they are going to love it!

Mindy said...

Cool pictures, sis! Your boys look so handsome outside the temple. And what a cool experience!

Brittany said...

very cute pictures - just LOVED the pinecone saga! :) cannon is so cute! All the boys looked so handsome in their Sunday clothes.What a fun family trip to see the temple openhouse. Gabe and I enjoyed the video about temples too - very neat!

alemap said...

I have never made it to a temple yet. What a great journey for your family to experience.
I am so glad that you and your family are ok! We pray for the ones that were'nt.

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