our ward had it's family temple day on saturday. we are blessed that we have a temple nearby. it only required 2 juice boxes, 2 lunchables(the pizza kind-so DUMB in the car. SO DUMB), 2 pieces of candy per child(the EXACT same kind for each), 2 leapsters, 3 charlie and lola books and a roll of paper towels.
we left the dvd player at home because we were going to enjoy one another's company dangit and the trip isn't that far. i don't know if i'll say that ever again because i was the one sitting backwards reading charlie and lola books over and over and holding the books just so so that each kidlet was alotted exactly the same page viewing space as the other. cue the music: "pioneer children sang as they walked and walked and walked and walked." so in reality, we don't have it bad at all.
our beautiful temple in south carolina:
and this is when my dad would say, "families can be together forever, if you're not careful". pause for laughter. hahahahahaha
and when we told scarlett we were all going to the temple together, she started to cry, "but i don't want to get married!" at least i know she is listening occasionally during family home evening. and then we went to the church bookstore and the first thing that scarlett showed interest in was a wicked king noah figurine. awesome. 2 for 2!
it was a lovely event. we toured the temple grounds and the kids got to sit in the waiting room and we learned about the importance of families and temples and being together forever. after the car ride i needed the refresher course.
when we finally arrived home: