I tried to capture the Spirit that can be felt in this sacred place in these photos. I loved wandering the path knowing that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ were there in the flesh when Joseph Smith saw them in the First Vision. The only other place I have felt that same powerful spirit is the temple. I'm so glad I could take my little Tim there and experience it with him!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I made my "annual" trip to Ohio a few weeks ago. I flew out with my preggo sister, Mo, her husband Chantz, and Tim. We met the rest of the family there except for my brother, Brenton and Brock. Both of them had to work :( Anyway, we had a GREAT time! We did a lot of fun stuff and got to spend a little time with family.
When we got there we spent some time with my best friend there, Lindsey. Then we went to my most favorite restaraunt with the BEST wings EVER, Romans in Madison. I even had my elementary school crush as my waiter there! haha After that, we enjoyed some East Coast custard in Mentor. It's a MUST every time I go home!
Once we got to my Aunt and Uncle's house, we had a great big Crocker family party. I was so excited to introduce Tim to his Great-Grandpa Tim and all of my uncles, aunts, and cousins. My aunt and uncle from Germany were there with their three girls, too, so I was most excited to meet my newest cousin, Sadie Blue, for the first time.
Because my sister is pregnant, she was able to watch Tim for my when the whole family went to Cedar Point. If you love roller coasters, this place is a MUST in your lifetime! They are always competing for the tallest roller coaster in the world, so TONS of their rides are absolutely AMAZING! One of my favorite rides was made right here in Logan at S&S. It's called the Sky Hawk and it's way fun. I wish they still had the demo around to ride here! I can't believe my step grandma and grandpa went on Millenium Force and the Dragster (1st and 3rd tallest rides in the world). They are SO FUN!! It was a great day, but both Tim and I were tuckered out by the end of it!
One of the reasons we went out there as a family was to go to the Hill Cummorah Pageant in Palmyra, New York together. It was really fun despite the long drive. I've been a lot of times, but it was a great experience to be in the Sacred Grove with my little Tim and to have that spiritual experience with him. I wish Brock could have been there with us!
My step-dad, Chris and Alice at the Sacred Grove
Tim's "Q.P." doll look
Tim's "Ohio" face - he wasn't happy in most of the pictures!
The whole family at the Sacred Grove (minus Brenton and Brock)
Me and my little man at the Sacred Grove
Little Tim in Gramma's arms
The WHOLE fam damily - except my brother and husband
All the grandkids and great grandkids - except my bro and husband again ;)
I love how happy my mom looks in this picture. And I love my grandpa and Uncle Brian. I wish I lived closer to them!