Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Shadow's 5 years old!!!

Our sweet German Shepherd is 5 years old today!! Shadow has been such a joy in our lives..
We got her when she was only 4 weeks old.

She has traveled the world with us. Below, we are in Prague! 
Shadow enjoyed the beaches of Florida!
She came to visit me in the hospital while I was going through chemotherapy.
Now, we are loving the mountains in Utah!
Happy birthday Shadow girl! We love you dearly❤️❤️

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Visiting Temple Square

My aunt and uncle came to visit me in Salt Lake City! The hubs was away on a roadtrip so it was pleasant to have family stay with me! We decided to visit the Mormon Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City.

 This is what we saw as we walked towards Temple Square. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The perfect November weather to visit. It was gorgeous!!
Entrance to Temple Square
The first building we saw aside from the Visitor Center was the Assembly Hall.
Mormon Tabernacle
The public is allowed inside the Tabernacle so in we went. This is the home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square.
This building is a world wide icon of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the heart of Temple Square. The massive granite edifice was constructed over the course of an astounding 40-year period between 1853 and 1893.


Only members in good standing of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are permitted to enter the temple, but all visitors are welcome to admire the stunning workmanship of the building and the serene beauty of its immediate surroundings.

 At the South Visitor Center we were able to see a replica of the Temple with the inside exposed.
We spent some time at the Family History Library. We did some family research. I apparently have roots going back to MacBeth King of Scotland (ABT 1010-1057), Cairpre King of Hy Kinsale in Ireland and King Nathi of Leinster in Ireland....?!?!?
Then we returned to the City Creek area. It's such a beautiful mall!!!

Hope you enjoyed touring Temple Square!!