Thursday, October 29, 2009

3 temples in 3 weeks and more about my FAVORITE missionary...

There's been some stress and anxiety around here the last week or so. I desperately needed to go to the temple and Soon! Our favorite missionary was leaving and he invited us to go through the SLC temple with him yesterday. John was actually able to get the day off to go. I had invited my mom as well. We had been wanting to go to the SLC temple, so we were excited to have the opportunity to go. And what a good reason to see our missionary friend once again in the temple. His sister is here going to BYU, so we got to meet her in the temple. We also saw another missionary that had spent some time with our little family, so that was cool. I think he was a bit surprised to see John and I in the temple so soon... It was so great to spend the day at such a beautiful temple and I needed the peace that comes with being there. If it wasn't so dang cold yesterday, I would have taken pictures of us outside the temple.. John was also not feeling well, so I forgot anyway that I wanted to take pics outside the SLC temple. Oh well.

So that is 3 temples in 3 weeks... First the Timpanogas Temple for our endowments, then the Oquirrh Mtn Temple for our sealing, and then yesterday the Salt Lake Temple. I was so happy we were able to go back to a temple so soon. And I'm so glad John was there with me and of course my mom too. I just didn't think John would be able to go with me much, since he works all the time and even on the weekends lately.

Later that evening we were inited to a missionary fireside. We were running a few minutes late and then got lost, so missed our favorite missionary's testimony. :( We also missed a place to sit... so we patiently waited in the foyer. I really didn't want to hug him goodbye... I didn't want it to be final, I didn't want him to go. I was going to miss him! We got to hang out with him and his 2 sisters.. he has another one here going to BYU, how cool is that? It was good to see him one last time and say goodbye, but I have to admit, I cried on the way home.

We love you Elder Eccles!!! Thank you for everything.. and thank you for sharing some awesome memories with us!


  1. AWESOME! My hubby's brother is serving in Mexico City right now. He comes home in MAY 2010! YEAH! Glad you had a good day.

    Was there any cheesecake involved? Cause a day without cheescake is like a day with NO CHOCOLATE. *Gasp*


  2. True, pure missionaries are just the coolest! This one was practically part of the family. We now have an excuse to visit Virginia someday. Missionaries come and go, and over the years we've been through a lot of missionaries. This one was so much more to us, and I'm so glad he was our missionary at the time that he was. He got to share some really cool moments with us and we're glad he wanted us to share some with him.

    Nope, didn't have time for cheesecake, but I did get a Cranberry Slush at Sonic.


  3. I'm so glad you got to go again! My relief society is going on Saturday, do you want to come with? The only bad thing is that we're meeting at 7:30 am (blech). Let me know!

  4. That would be cool, but I need to do some serious housecleaning with the family this Saturday and we're supposed to be hosting some practicing missionaries (young men) that day.
    7:30 AM is double blech! Thanks for the invite though.


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