Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Nauvoo

We spent the weekend in Nauvoo, on the banks of the Mississippi.
We played old fashioned children's games,
enjoyed the magnificent pageant,
jumped on hotel beds,
and felt peace in the temple.
For me, Nauvoo is always a deeply personal experience.
The city has been meticulously restored.
But this time it was the raw scenery that humbled me.
hilltop views
ditches
that wide river
Respectively, they whisper evidence of
faith
industry
and fortitude.
This trip came at the perfect time for me.
I love Nauvoo.

12 comments:

Janet Johnson said...

Your pictures are so beautiful! I practically feel like I'm there.

And I love the split picture of the temple. You are amazing.

L-squared said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I had such a deeply personal experience there that I couldn't even begin to articulate. You did a wonderful job. Your pictures made me miss it.

Isaura said...

oh i love the pictures. my favorite is of your hubby pulling your kids in the handcart. we went to nauvoo when i was 16 with our stake. it was a memorable and spiritual journey.
how fun that you are close enough to make the drive on a weekend.

Lora said...

Oh man I have always wanted to go there! I have always imagined what it would be like to just stand there. It's on the list of places to go.

What a great way to spend the weekend! I really love the photos!

Christy said...

what an amazing trip for you guys! i especially love the pictures of the temple-- that sky is so blue.

i haven't been to nauvoo since i was a kid and would love to go back. it will have to go on the list. :)

Jill Revell said...

I love nauvoo too...I can't wait to take Kyle and the kids there. Such a beautiful place! Cute pictures in the potato sacks!

SDLollypoppers said...

Your pictures made me tear up. I have such a love for that city, since I served my mission there. What an emotional place and how you can truly feel the Spirit of Nauvoo and feel all those faithful saints who lived, suffered and persevered there.

Bailey Family said...

Glad that you guys got to go as a family (and ward!). I am going next week for a few days. We go every year at least once and it is always "needed"!!!!

Love ya!

Kevin & Ashley said...

Oh how fun! I've never been to Nauvoo! Looks like you had a blast!

meg said...

Oh Nauvoo, how I love you! Such good memories! We are so trying to go next year or so, so I'll be shooting you an email to get your expert advice!

And awesome pictures. Again.

Jamie and Kiley said...

I'm sad we didn't get to go. Maybe next year! Looks like you guys had a great time!

Alicia said...

Looks like you guys had tons of fun. I just took my kids to Palmyra this summer. A little more abstract than Nauvoo. But hopefully something they will remember.