|The family has been so excited for the Kansas City Temple Open House. On the way down we decided to make a few extra stops at some church-history sites along the way. This was our first stop. Although not much was there, we loved getting to enjoy the atmosphere of this place.|
This grove of trees is the type I would envision Joseph Smith praying in.
I really loved all the different rocks that were in this area.
The scenery was beautiful.
The Temple was so neat. Ashlynn was so excited to go inside the Temple. She has ALWAYS had a thing with Temples. Her excitement as we walked through the front doors was so adorable. My emotions almost got the better of me. The lady giving our tour bore her testimony of her gratitude for Temples and eternal families (at the end of the tour) . She mentioned how she had recently lost a little girl and was so thankful to know she will live again with her someday. It was really a neat experience.
We stopped inIndependence also. I was surprised how long we stayed here. In the basement was a fun little activity area. The part we enjoyed the most was the family video. IT WAS SO INSPIRING!!! I knew as we were watching it that all my children could feel the spirit. It definitely made me think about some things I need to work on as a mother also.