Monday, February 2, 2009

More fun in Utah!

Yes, we are so spoiled. We (me and the boys, we left Darren home to work), took another trip to Utah just to hang out with family. And that's just what we did: hang out with each other and enjoy each other. I got a new camera and it's taken me awhile to figure out how to get my pictures off of it. But I finally did it. So here's my favorites.
Look at these cute kids! These girls are the reason I love to go to Utah often. They grow and change too fast.4 generations of Mangums.My Dad and Justin in that beautiful Utah snow.Playing Guitar Hero at my sister's house. So I know I'm way behind on this Wii thing. I'd never played Guitar Hero before this night, but it was so stinking fun! I wasn't very good on the guitar, and Joseph on drums kept yelling at me because I kept making us lose. It was so funny. Justin and Joseph LOVED the drums. But look at what a cute guitar rocker Joseph is too.Justin was mesmerized.We also had the opportunity to go to the Draper Temple open house and it was the most beautiful experience! My mom watched the two littlest grandkids while my sister, Michelle and I took our oldest kids to the temple. (Thanks, Mom!) It was so amazing to walk through that temple with Joseph and talk about the rooms and how special of a place it is. Joseph kept saying, "It's so beautiful!" My favorite part was the sealing room. To look in those mirrors with him, the place where my sealing began, and talk about being a forever family was something I'll never forget. It was a literal reminder that I need to be living worthy of the blessing of being with that little boy forever. I am so grateful for the blessing of temples on this earth today and for the opportunity to have felt the Spirit in the temple with my son.


Shannon said...

Way cute pictures! Thanks for sharing :)

Emily said...

Cute picture of Justin and your dad.,..such strapping young boys.

I love the guitar hero pictures too. I think it's so fun too. I don't get to play it very often but when I do, i go all out. Justin looks too funny with those drums.

Glad you got to go and had a fun trip!

Ben & Diane said...

You are so blessed to be able to go visit your family so often. I'm jealous you got to go to the open house. I would have loved to have taken Mia. I'm glad that you had a great time. We miss you guys!

Carol and Bruce said...

Those are wonderful pictures and show what a great time you all had together. Those short visits are still worth it just to be able to spend time together and make memories, I'm glad you were able to go. Wow, four generations, that is amazing. I love that picture of you and Joseph at the temple.

We had fun with the wii at Melanie's, Dad was pretty competitive with the bowling.

Jonathan and Michelle said...

We LOVED having you here! It was a short trip, but are so happy to have you anytime that we can! What cute kids we have!!

Jenni said...

I am just imagining Joseph in the Temple and it's so precious! I love all of the pictures. How fun! I'm so glad you got to go!! And seriously- guitar hero rocks! I'm glad you've seen the light!