Sunday, February 24, 2013

The One with the San Diego Temple

One of the things I really wanted to do on our bucket list was a session in the San Diego Temple. But, it's two hours away (that's with no traffic, which, let's be honest, is never...), what would we do with the kids during the two hour session, so on and so forth. I even tried arranging a group to go down and we'd trade off babysitting/attending a session, but it fell through. Then our friends the Bybees said they got a hotel in San Diego and asked if we wanted to come down and spend a few days and go to the zoo. Fo sho! It was also the perfect opportunity to do a temple session - we'd go through first and they'd watch the kids (5 kids 3 and under!) and then vice versa. We headed to San Diego at 8:30am this past Tuesday and arrived at 10:30am - there wasn't traffic - hooray!
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Fox was looking dapper and happy the entire car ride, and Janey Pie fell asleep. 
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We checked into the hotel and then wanted to make the 12pm temple session so we quickly gave instructions for our kids (we've never left Jane with anyone during the day before, so we crossed our fingers she'd be a good girl!) and headed to the temple. I was only able to take a couple of photos on the way in because we were short on time. 
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It was as beautiful inside as it is on the outside. I enjoyed the session and loved feeling the sense of peace and calm that comes with going to the temple. I've now been through 11 temples:
Nauvoo, IL
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Provo, UT
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Manti, UT
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Salt Lake City, UT
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Draper, UT
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Mt. Timpanogas, UT
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Seattle, WA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Newport Beach, CA
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Redlands, CA
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San Diego, CA
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I wish when we were living in Utah and kidless we would have been to all of the Utah ones cuz they're so gosh dern close together. Another time, another day, another season! Anyway, back outside, I snapped away!
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I'm so glad we were able to do this! We went back to the hotel and switched roles so the Bybees could go to the temple. 5 kids 3 and under was... fun? :) No but really, it was fine and then the next day we went to the San Diego Zoo! Recap coming tomorrow!

8 comments:

Lauren said...

I grew up in San Diego! That temple has always been one of my favorites, so glad you got to do a session there!

Blake and Erica said...

I'm so glad we got to do this!! It is a beautiful temple!! Thanks for doing the child swap. :)

his little lady said...

It looks like a castle!

Kayla Peveler said...

SO jealous you got to go to the San Diego Zoo! That is FOR SURE on my bucket list. Can't wait to hear all about it :-) and wow... 3 kids under 5? I bet that was an adventure and a half!

Carolyn Taylor said...

I'll never forget going to Nauvoo. That was the very, very best.

Rappleye Family said...

We did the San Diego Temple on a trip to Cali a few years ago!!! VERY pretty! Did you go to the top? I think there was a pretty place to look out?

Nicole said...

Gorgeous photos!

*reyanna klein* said...

Aw, how awesome! So glad you guys got to go! :-) It looks like one of the most beautiful temples ever! :-)