Sunday, November 11, 2012

Boise Temple Open House

We had a great trip this week to Boise and Meridian, Idaho where we stayed with my dear cousin Hannah and her darling family:  
Have you ever seen such a cute family?  Their new house is lovely, and they were so hospitable!
We shared the disappointing election results of Tuesday night.  The kids were playing around and the parents were watching TV.  Ruben came over to see how things were going.  He's been wondering lately who his friends would be voting for.  When I told him it looked like President Obama would be re-elected, Ruben scowled and said, "But I'm tired of him being President!"  When you consider that President Obama has been in office for half of Ruben's life, you can see where he's coming from.  Here are some pictures of the kids together:

Marcos and Maisy.  Maisy was determined to not smile--it reminded me of me when I was a kid.

These are all nine of our children together.  Notice Maisy's lovely smile here and remember Ruben's eyes.  You'll need to remember them later when they are closed in another picture.

Hannah, Me, and Ammon.  Hannah and I look more like each other than we look like our own sisters.  When we lived together at BYU, we learned to answer to each other's names as well as our own.
The perfect antidote for the post-election blues was a trip to the LDS Temple in Boise.  We were so glad we go to take our children to see the temple.  The serenity and peace of the temple was a great reminder that God is in His heaven and that He has a plan for us.  That's what will give us peace and security.
Please remember Ruben's eyes from before!  You'll have to remember Edgar's too which are also not shown.


Thelma said...

Such loveliness. Why can't I look like you and Hannah? I'm glad you had a nice trip. XOXOXO

Hi, I'm Hannah. said...

Oh my, WHAT A FAMILY PICTURE (meaning the first one). YIKES! It was so wonderful to see you and have time to visit even if it was a bit depressing. I wish I could see you everyday. Love you!