Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Nauvoo and Carthage

We travelled about 3 hours from the lake to go to Nauvoo and Carthage. Brett and I have both been before, but never together. It was nice to walk around and see the Church history of Nauvoo and Carthage together. We even got to do a session in the Nauvoo Temple with my parents while we were there. The Nauvoo Temple is so beautiful inside and out. I just love the history behind these two sacred places.

Brett and I standing outside the Nauvoo Temple after our session
One of the original stones from the first Nauvoo Temple. The other stone is in the Smithsonian.

Brett with the temple in the background

Me and the Christus Statue

My cousin Sidney and I outside the Brick house

Bree, Marshall, Brett, and myself outside Joseph and Emma Smith's home and summer house

Brett inside the summer house

The Nauvoo Pageant

It was so amazing! Everyone needs to see it at least once in their lifetime

Outside Carthage Jail with some of the family

Joseph and Hyrum Smith

Brett and I in front of the window where Joseph Smith was shot and fell out of
The same window from the outside (its the top window)

Dad, Mom, Me, and Brett outside Carthage Jail


Lori Collett said...

Isn't it amazing in Nauvoo!?!? I'm so glad we live so close!

Aaron and Cera said...

So fun! Its been such a long time since I've been to Nauvoo and seen the pageant! Those are good times! Your pictures made me miss it! Looks like you guys had fun!