Friday, December 30, 2011

Temple Square at Christmastime

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 We went to Temple Square in Salt Lake the Monday night before Christmas.
I hadn't been there during Christmas for years, so it was great to go there again and show it to Aaron Jr. It was so beautiful.

 Aaron Jr.



 Me with Aaron Jr.

 My amazing parents.
It was so cold.

 Robert, Teresa, Zach

 Spencer, Kristi, Spencer, Luke, Benjamin, Lila, Andrew

 The other photo was blurry, and because I used a flash on this one, you can't see the temple as well... but I love being able to see the kids.

Zach, Spencer, Aaron Jr, Benny, Luke
with the temple behind them.

At the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
Aaron Jr with the nutcracker... and Andrew overlooking the view.

 The amazing reflection of the temple with the Nativity.
So beautiful.

 The Nativity.

 The temple towering above with the Nativity.
 In the reflection pool.

 I might have gone a little overboard taking photos of the temple in all its glory, but it was just so beautiful. I couldn't help myself.

 Here is the Nativity set up on the lawn there...
and the shepherds...
and the wise men...

 We parked far away so that we could find a parking spot and then ride the train to downtown.
The kids loved it and it made it a little easier. 
Aaron Jr on the train.

 Aaron Jr with the Nativity behind him.

What an amazing place to visit... not just at Christmastime, but always.
There is such a peaceful and calm feeling there at Temple Square and I just love going there.
It was a wonderful outing for the Christmas season.

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Kristi said...

The lights and the temple were stunning. I'm so glad we were able to go and that we didn't put it off. Great pictures. Happy memories were made that night.

John said...

beautiful pictures! And we were there that SAME NIGHT!!! Too bad we didn't coordinate or run into each other.

John said...

Tawnie. Not John.

Leslie said...

you were there that night???!!!

bummer that we didn't know! it would have been so fun to walk around all together!

Chris and Kristy said...

It's been years since I've been to SLC for the lights. Stunning!! I love the nativity in the reflection pond. Your pictures are so beautiful. I ADORE the picture of you and Aaron Jr. with the Temple and gorgeous trees in the background. That's one to be framed for sure. Merry Christmas friend.

Scott / Lori said...

Great pictures. Looks like a wonderful evening with a lot of great people. Wish we could have joined you.