When I lived in Utah I had a goal to attend every LDS temple in the state. (Attending every temple in the world has become an impossible task with more than 130 of them. However that would be a great way to travel the world.) When I left Utah I had been to all but Manti, Monticello, and St. George. Melissa and I had gone to Ogden and Logan in the same day once (and we drove past Mt. Timpanogos, Jordan River, Salt Lake and Bountiful to get there). Since I moved from Utah they’ve gone and built some more so I doubt I’ll ever get to all the Utah ones.
But as of Saturday Brett and I have been to every temple in Arizona. And just in time as there are two more under construction right now. I’ve had three birthdays with him now (one when we were engaged and two now that we’re married). In 2009 we went to the Mesa Temple for my birthday (we are at Mesa pretty much monthly, but birthdays are special). In 2010 we went to the newly dedicated Gila Valley Temple (check out this video showing the interior of the Gila Valley Temple). And this past weekend we took an overnight weekend and drove up to the Snowflake Temple.
I look forward to many more photos just like these.
Sorry I missed your birthday! We were the fish pond coordinators for the Bountiful Handcart Days and were gone all day. Hope you had a great day!
Cute pictures. When I was a child I had a goal to visit every temple. I have made that goal — there were only eight and I have been to all of them. But I wouldn’t dare make that goal today.
Maybe I’ll set the goal of one on every continent (except Antarctica, because I doubt we will ever build one there). I need to get to one in Canada and then I’ve been to a temple in every country of North America.
I’ve always loved this birthday goal. Yay temples!
It makes for some quieter birthdays. But what better way to reflect on the last year of life than in the temple.
I just recently decided that I want to do a session at all the Utah temples too. I’ve been to a few, but I have many more. I just went to the Draper temple for the first time a couple of weeks ago. What a view from there! And a beautiful little temple. It’s one of the newer ones where they don’t rent clothes.
I love the smaller ones. They seem much more cozy. Of course the first temple I went to (which was on my birthday and how this whole thing got started), was one of the original three small temples. So I might be a bit biased.
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