Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Trip Day 4: Temple Lights

On Friday we spent the day with the Rice side of the family. Adam and Grace loved hanging out with their aunts and uncles, great-grandma's, and Grammy and Papa, playing on the playground in the backyard, feeding the chickens, and playing with Grammy and Papa's (and Nathan's) toys. Adam was even able to earn some old toys of Nathan's by being his special Christmas lights helper.

Grace, Adam, and my mom put on a puppet show. Grace called everyone to, "Gather around and take a seat." She began (what seemed like) a nice story. Adam jumped in and the puppet show took on a more, uh, violent tone. ;) The zebra began attacking the other puppets. We all had a good laugh out of it.

That night we all went to the Christmas lights at the Mesa Temple together. My parents loaded up their 15-passenger van with everyone and we headed out there. We made it just in time to watch the lights being turned on for the first time that season. Way cool!

Adam and Grace (and Josh) have never been to the temple lights and Mike and I were so excited to be able to bring them. There's no better way to bring in the Christmas season than being at the temple and remembering what Christmas is really all about.

We got back late, but Adam and Grace fell asleep right away. It was such a fun day!

(All pictures taken by my brother, Doran. Thanks!)

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