There were times when we were driving that it felt like all we could see was corn fields.....so of course we had to take some pictures in some in Nauvoo.
Ok, these statues are on the side of the Visitor Center and we had fun walking around and the kids had a blast taking pictures with them. They are adorable!!
Sunset on the Mississippi
We were able to go the the Sunset on the Mississippi twice, except after the childrens parade the first night it got rained out... It was still fun...all the missionaries that serve in Nauvoo work so hard and do such a good job to make this a memeorable time.
The Nauvoo Temple
Pioneer Past Times
Ok, this was probably the kiddos favorite part of Nauvoo. They got to dress up like pioneers and play games that they would have played... We spent hours here, we got dressed up, played games, had a picinic lunch, played more games, played house, had stick pull contests, races...it was a blast!!
There must have been some rain drops dryed on our lens for these pictures, causes there are some blurry spots....I'm bumbed about that, but they are still totally precious!! We love our kiddos!!!
Whitney was way better than I was at these stilts races, but I got lucky and she tripped right at the end and so I won!!! Yea I know I lucked out, but I still won!!
We went to plays, we went on a Carriage Ride, went through home, buildings, stores, the post office, the blacksmith shop, the brick yard....it was awesome!!! The cute senior missionaries in all these places are so cute. I really appreciated that they give of themselfs to serve God. They shared their Testimonies everywhere we went. They made this experience even better!!
This was where the Saints left Nauvoo when they were driven out. To look back from this place and see the temple was a feeling that wouldn't be easy to describe!! I'm so glad we were able to experience these things with our little family!!
Joseph and Emma Smith and Hyrum Smith's Graves
Our camp site was awesome!! It's so beautiful here!!! Our lovely home away from home!Adelyn thanks for being a big helper with Kolby!! You are a wonderful BIG sister!
On our way out we had to stop by the Temple again!! What an incredible place!! I'm grateful that because of Temples, that My Family can be Together Forever!!!
Being able to go to Carthage Jail and actually being in the room that Joseph Smith the Prophet was murdered was also an incredible experience. Wow....in some ways I felt like we were there with him. I know without any doubts that Joseph Smith did see Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ when he was 14. I know that he was a Prophet of God and that he did more than any man, save Jesus Christ, for the Salvation of mankind. We are indebted eternally to him!!
I've always loved the relationship between Joseph and his brother Hyrum. I think Hyrum is a stud...for lack of a better word. What a wonderful example for all of us to follow!! These are two of the greatest men of all time, ok because LeGrand is in the picture too, three of the greatest men of all time;) I'm sortof partial to the one in the blue!!;)
If you ever have a chance to go to Nauvoo and Carthage you should go!! It's amazing! We had a wonderful time!!