Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New York to get a missionary!! :)

First off, on my drive to New York, it started snowing in Pennsylvania.
And it continued snowing through New York. Here, we stopped at a rest stop and playing in the snow still wearing our flip flops from when we left SC which was nice and warm. ;) Our tennis shoes were packed in the back.
Here is where we stayed, Liberty House. Isn't it cute? It's a bed and breakfast and the owner is a fabulous cook! The first morning we had fresh fruit, chocolate muffins with nutella centers, apple walnut pancakes, sausage and eggs. The second morning we had fresh fruit, apple muffins, omelets and toast with apricot jam. Every morning we had juice, milk, cocoa, and water. Yummy!!
The Joseph Smith home. ;)
Yeah, I think you can tell what this is. We even got snow boots b/c our tennis shoes would have been wet, muddy and cold by the time that we left. When we did leave Collin was crying b/c his hands were so cold. I'm glad we bought the boots so it wasn't his hands and feet.

Here's my gang.... my missionary momma, and kiddos. Aren't they so cute! :)
This is the apple orchard. I always thought it was a neat story. The one about Joseph Smith staying up all night talking to the Angel Moroni and then when he was working his father sent him home. On the way home he collapsed while climbing over the fence and heard the message again. I just thought it was so neat that it was right there! :)

Standing in front of the fields at the Smith farm.
The Palmyra temple. That's the sacred grove behind us.
All the windows have the Sacred Grove in them like this except one. You can actually look out the window and see the real Sacred Grove. Awesome!!
As we were walking through the Sacred Grove Ronni kept saying, "Where is Jesus Christ?" "I can't find Jesus Christ!" She knows the story of Joseph Smith and apparently she thought Jesus Christ would be in the Grove for her too. Well, we got back in the van and still didn't see Him. Well, after the temple we went to the Hill Cumorah. When we pulled up to the visitor's center there was a large window and through the window you could see the Christus (pictured above). Ronni started yelling, "There's Jesus! He's here!!!" Then she and Collin jumped out of the van, ran up the stairs and into this room to see Jesus. ;) I thought it was so cute! :)
On the way there and back we stayed with a friend... Rachael. Thank you for letting us hang at your house!!! :) It was so nice not having to worry about where to stay. THANK YOU!
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