Making memories one day at a time.......and then I write about it.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Two nights ago I along with several other adult leaders took the teenage youth in our church up to Salt Lake City to see the lights on Temple Square.

At this time of year the whole area is filled with Christmas lights and is just beautiful.  This is the Salt Lake temple.  It doesn't matter what religion you are, what you believe in, this building is a gorgeous building.  It took the pioneers 40 years to build.  Because I was with the youth and trying to keep an eye on them I didn't have the time to take very many photos, especially ones in detail but if you'd like, you can go to this link to see more photos of this incredible building.

On the temple grounds not only do they have fantastic lights but they have displays set up around like this one, depicting the birth of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.

Two great loves in one photo.  My country which allows me the freedom to choose what religion I want to follow and this temple and what it represents.  Marriage for time and for all eternity.  Not till death do us part, but for all of eternity.  Sealed to all of my loved ones.

Sorry the photos are so grainy.  It is night obviously and I didn't want to use a flash.

Just a smidge of the lights.  These photos really don't do them justice.

I didn't have time to play with my camera and get better shots.  Guess you'll just have to go and see for yourself if you are able to!

More of the temple.  The majority of my photos are of the temple.  I kinda love the temple........

One of the little stink pots I was with.  She wanted her photo taken right here!  So I did!


  1. OH wow! I happen to think this is one of the most beautiful buildings ever. So cool that you went to see the lights here. Breathtaking!

  2. Beautiful pictures! I love the reflection of the lights on the sidewalk.

  3. Amazing pictures.
    And I haven't heard anyone outside my family say "stink pot" before. Huh.

  4. Aaaahhhhh!!!! I wanted to go to that sooo bad!!!! Thanks for taking pictures and fulfilling all of my demands :D

  5. Jody, It is just beautiful. Were you able to see it when you visited years ago? If not, when you come to visit me :) I'll take you. The stonework and engravings are magnificent.

    Korrie, I do too! It didn't rain enough to soak us. Just enough to wet the side walks and make the lights even more spectacular.

    Donna, Must mean we're related!!! ;)

    Hanna, We missed you sooooo much!!!! Your wish is my command my dear.

  6. Rachel, happy to be part of the "family"...linguistically speaking at the very least.

  7. Beautiful photos just love them. I'm new to your blog and have enjoyed looking around. I'm now following you so I can visit you often if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime follow back if you like so nice to find new friends. I look forward to keeping in touch in 2012, Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family.

    Always Wendy

  8. Donna, The more the merrier I say! I love big families.

    Wendy, Welcome! Thank you for visiting. Merry Christmas to you as well and your family!! :D

  9. Wow! I got to see the lights without freezing my bahootie off! ;)
    These pics turned out really good! You caught the beauty of the edifice and the magic that surrounds it this time of year.

  10. Nat, No I didn't!!! I didn't do it justice. You need to go and take the kids. Freezing your bahootie off is the "icing" on the experience. :D


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