Friday, August 8, 2008

Nauvoo- Busy! But so, so great...

Like i said before, it was a trip... not a vacation! But it was so amazing & i wish we could have only stayed longer!!!! What an amazing place with so much history. i feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to see so many thing what form the history of me & my family. i feel like a stronger & even happier person because of the things we were able to see & do there. i might have exaggerated just a little about the amount of pictures. Even thought it wasn't a trillion, there were still way too many to post. these are just a few of my favorites. i will try to narrate the best i can.
{i love the A&B in this picture!!!  it was on the shuttle stop window & i couldn't help but capture it!}

{we didn't arrive in Nauvoo until later in the evening on the first night, so the next morning we started bright & early at the Blacksmith's}

{watching the demonstrations...}

{avi getting a little bored}

{making a horseshoe}

{just like they would have in pioneer times}

{outside the Blacksmith they had a few pastures... the kids of course loved the horses!}

{later that night we went to the pageant.  it was so spectacular & moving!}

{the next day we took the kids to "pioneer past times"...}

{they of course had a total blast.  playing & imagining...}

{just pretending to be pioneer children}

{they weren't the same toys that we play with now, but they we so fun!}

{becks cutie cousin Peyton.  the sweetest little pioneer you've ever seen!}

{later we went to the temple to take pictures.}

{after the temple we went to Carthage Jail...}

{it was such a humbling experience & one i will never forget!!!}

{we visited the grave sites.}

{& the homes.  i love this picture of Jaxson & i imagine that this is how everyone felt as the waited, no matter how long, to see the prophet.}

{later that evening we went back to the pre-pageant festivities.}

{beckham & peyton just wanted to dance... all night!!!}

{after we went to Annie's & got frozen custard... yep, she is definitely mine!}

{we got home to find this nasty creature on our house.  it makes you realize why the pioneers wore so many layers to keep these guys out!}

{it was because of this special lady... Quinn's mom, that this was all made possible.  thank you so much Donna, for a wonderful trip to such a special place.}

{we will never forget it!!!!!!}


Brooke said...

Nauvoo is such an amazing place. I haven't been there since before Brandon was born. Your pictures are fantastic as usual!

Kacy said...

Looks like you had a great time. So nice to see pictures with you in them for once.

Summer said...

I love all the pictures! What a great family TRIP! Good idea to post as you go!

Tiff said...

Brit I love that last pic - it is so pretty I bet you had so much fun I want to do that so bad!

Chad and Margaret Olson said...

I have been wanting to do a church history trip for a long time. I have never been to nauvoo and I think it would be so neat. I'm glad you loved it. You got some great pics! (of course!)

Vickie said...

Brit, you brought tears to my eyes, all the way through your Nauvoo experience. It is a wonderful, moving and spiritual place that holds so many incredible stories of our ancestors, who sacrificed so much - so much for us. I'm so glad that you got to go back and I'm so glad that we have Donna to be our Mother, Grandmother and most of all, Friend. She is awesome! Thanks for sharing your experience. I love you guys.

Ash said...

glad you had so much us soon the boys have been asking about beckham.

Lyndsie said...

what a great trip...we need to do some sort of vacation with the kids. i LOVE that last picture of the temple turned out great!