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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

On the eleventh day of Christmas, tradition gave to me:
Eleven (million) Christmas lights


Except, there probably aren't 11 million lights at the St. George temple. Maybe in Salt Lake, but we haven't been up to see those lights in years.

This is a tradition I really love, and I'm thankful that (so far) we've always lived close enough to a temple that does lights to be able to go.
Last week, we hopped on down to St. George to finish up some Christmas shopping (since a Target and a mall actually exist down there) and see the lights at the temple.

My favorite part is always the Nativity. I have a sneaking suspicion that it was Sophia's favorite part, too.


The girls loved the lights. I asked them which color they liked best and they pretty much said all of them. And then Chloe piped up, "My favorite lights is the TEMPLE! It's all lit up white, Mom!"

And I finally felt like I was in the mood for Christmas, despite all of the stress in my life.

14 comments :

  1. Those are so beautiful! I wish I had a temple close by. Maybe I would be in the mood for Christmas.

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  2. Your pictures are beautiful! I love going to the temple at Christmas time. What a great way to remember the reason for the season.

    Merry Christmas!

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  3. So pretty. I didn't know that the St. George temple had lights at Christmas. My parents don't have permission from SLC to light up the Helsinki one, so I assumed there were very few temples lit up.

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  4. We aren't going to make it up there this year! It makes me sad. :(

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  5. Dad and I have been going to the Temple weekly and this December had a wonderful feeling to it, versus the hubbub of shopping! The Temple is my favorite part too Chloe!

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  6. My favorite part of the season, always. Although Oakland has a lot less than Saint George.

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  7. The temple is just gorgeous as it always is but something special about at Christmas time.

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  8. BEAUTIFUL pictures--as usual!!

    I hope that you and your family have a VERY Merry Christmas!!

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  9. Love the St George temple! For years it was only temples in Utah that lighted up--we had to beg and beg to be allowed to light up Oakland--but what a glorious sight! Merry Christmas, Lara!!

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  10. Great shots. I don't remember knowing that there were lights down there. Guess we missed out when we lived down that way.

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  11. Maybe THAT's my problem. I need some lights. Your pictures are gorgeous. Our temple doesn't do lights. I've heard rumor that it's because of the nearby strip, but I'm not sure how true that is. Have a Merry Christmas!!!

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  12. Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas :) ♥ Hugs!

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  13. A Target AND a mall - I'm with you. Let's go together soon!

    Beautiful pictures, and beautiful kids!

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  14. Great photos! I have never seen the St. George temple at Christmas. Hmmm.
    I also love nativity scenes. There is something about the family there adoring that baby. It makes Him seem reachable. Thanks!

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