Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pioneers

My parents came to visit for a week and while they were here we took a road trip to Nauvoo. It was my first time experiencing the pioneer settlement there and I was in ouh. There are so many beautiful buildings and much history to take in, in just a couple of days but boy was it EVER worth it. I walked to "trail of tears", where it is said to have been the path the pioneers walked when departing Nauvoo in the dead, cold of winter. There's a wonderful feeling and peace that remains down this path that makes it hard to walk off of. I am still struck by the strength these families had, for the courage, faith in Joseph Smith, and love they had for their religion and for the lord. Oh what a magnificent journey they had and took without much hesitation. I look back at some of the trials and tribulations I've had in my life and I think "Man what a baby" Anyway, I won't talk too much just wanted to share this photo of Marley in her best pioneer moment.

8 comments:

Jessie and kids said...

cute!

VicandNanc said...

What a cute little picture. We need to go there some day too. Hopefully you'll still be close by for a double visit :)

The Bunnell Fam said...

What an awesome experience. I would love to go there! And MArley...man can she be any cuter? You are so blessed!!

Trevor - Dezi - Jayvin and Kinzie Williams said...

Man I've always wanted to go there. I've heard that it's amazing.

Laura said...

Nauvoo is such an amazing place! I am so glad you got to go there! The trail of tears was my favorite part as well. We love it! That picture is classic!

Christy said...

Super cute Mandy. I love that picture of Marley. She is either saying to herself "my mom is making me pet this fake sheep and I do'nt like it" or she's saying "what is wrong with this sheep? It's not moving!" hehe. Too cute!

Mandy said...

Actually she loved it!! She ran right over to it the moment she saw it, quickly picked the buckets up filled them with pretend food and played with them for a good 45 min.
While taking this photo she was in the middle of telling them that "it's okay she's going to take care of them".
Super funny. Daddy's going to have to make her one.

Holly said...

I've always wanted to visit Nauvoo. Someday! :) Beautiful pictures. I'm always uplifted, and more grateful after leaving your blog, you just have this magnificent spirit and energy about you Mandy! Love it!