Tuesday, December 24, 2013

All is Calm...All is Bright

Christmas at Temple Square
Seeing the Christmas lights at Temple Square in Salt Lake City is a beloved holiday tradition for my family.   It brings many people together...not just Mormons, but those of other faiths as well.  The lights...the Nativity...the music of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir...all these things send my spirits soaring.  But there is nothing like the beauty and majesty of the Temple to bring joy to my heart.  Its towering spires draw the eye Heavenward and reminds me that life...and families...are eternal.
The Angel Moroni
On December 17, 1976, George and I were married in this Temple for "Time and all Eternity."  This brings me so much comfort, joy and peace knowing that our life together will not end at death and that we will be reunited with our loved ones again.  Having our "temple anniversary" so close to Christmas gives more depth of meaning to our celebration of Christ's birth.
Temple Square.
The view from our table at The Roof...a restaurant on the top floor of the Joseph Smith Building.  My favorite view at my favorite time of year.

Lovely winding paths through colorful lighted trees...
Shepherds watching over their flocks by night...
Hurry...come see the babe lying in a manger.
The Christus Statue...
Taken outside the window of the Visitor's Center...He looks out over Temple Square and the sweet Nativity scene under the trees.

On our 38th Christmas together,
George and I wish you all...
...A Merry and Very Blessed Christmas!



Happy Anniversary and

retrorevival.biz said...

Beautiful pictures! Congratulations on your anniversary and merry Christmas!

vintage grey said...

Happy Anniversary and a very Merry Christmas to you!! xo Heather

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Lovely photos!!! Happy Anniversary and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!! xo Holly