Thursday, June 23, 2011

Just got home

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And yes, Cannon packed all those "friends", along with a favorite blankee, and several hotwheels in his little backpack that he insisted wearing everywhere!

We just got home from a wonderful family vacation to Historic Nauvoo, IL.

 " In 1839, early members of  the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—called “Mormons”(our faith)—established this place of peace and beauty on a great bend in the Mississippi. And then they were forced to leave.
Today, Nauvoo is one of America’s premier historic communities. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark District. Many of the early homes, shops and public buildings have been restored or rebuilt and are open for guided tours. Horse-drawn wagons carry visitors along the tree-shaded streets. Children’s plays, musicals and nightly shows fill the days with family entertainment."  

We had so much fun!!  My heart was touched over and over again by the industry and faith of these people.  I left inspired to work harder, and to be more faithful and committed in dedicating my life to God.  I took lots of pictures that I will share soon!   


Brittany said...

what a fun trip - I can't wait to hear more about it! That pic of Cannon just melted my heart. I miss you guys so much! I love that he brought all those stuffed animals and carried them around every day! What a sweetheart! :)

Becky said...

I am catching up with blogs this week and just saw that you went to Nauvoo! Where did you stay? Our family, and extended family is planning to go next summer for reunion of sorts, and we've already been trying to talk to folks and figure out what our choices are. Finding stuff to do certainly won't be a problem! :) Glad you got to go!

Mindy Halladay said...

Hey Melanie - I thought I would share this cute story with you! A friend of mine was telling me all about this great blog that she visits all the time with yummy recipes. She was telling me how good it was and then she said, it's called the sisters cafe! Ha ha! I said, yah, I know of it - those gals are my hubby's cousins and YES, they do have a fab blog!

Mindy said...

I can't wait for you to post the Nauvoo pictures! I love that picture of Cannon. And what a cutie that he packed his backpack so full and took it everywhere. I get a lump in my throat whenever I think about this little one never really knowing his aunt mindy. Make sure to tell him all the time!

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