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Friday, July 24, 2009

Kirtland, Ohio

Day 4

Two families traveling in one car. It's either genius or crazy. Or maybe, both. Check out our classy means of transportation. It doesn't get any better than a 15 passenger van. The biggest disappointment--no tinted windows. The gawkers, and there were many, could view all of us in our glory. We did not disappoint.
Newel K. Whitney's store. Home to the School of the Prophets. It was quite something extraordinary to know we were standing in the same place the Prophet Joseph once stood. A deep reverence.

Nancy and I and the girls. Forever friends.

Makell and Ike. Kellie toted this sweet boy everywhere we went. She even took care of him in the car as we drove for hours. A nanny at the age of 10.

The kids played pioneer games on the lawn in front of the Kirtland temple.

The first temple built. Kirtland. It's owned by the Community of Christ church. It was strange to see one of our temples that doesn't actually belong to us. It just didn't feel the same. But yet, you could feel the presence and sacrifice of the early saints and all that they gave to build this magnificent temple.

Sitting on the steps of the temple. Future leaders.

2 comments :

Tana said...

I love Kellie expression on her face holding Isaac. Strained yet with pleasure. Nancy has that look too.

Emily said...

this is bethie. it hurts my heart that you go visit the powells and never come see us...