Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bella's 1st Concert

Isabella had her first band concert.  She did such a great job.  The only problem was that the conductor and her music stand was covering her sweet face. I took a few pictures before we left.  She has done such a great job learning to play the flute. I am so happy that she stuck with it.

Palmyra, New York

The First week in May we were able to go to Palmyra, New York.  It was for our wards temple trip.  We had never been to Palmyra before so it was really nice to be able to go as and family. We were able to see all the sights and it was so much fun to do it with the people from our ward.  The kids really enjoyed it.  Josh got  a little tired from all the tours so Amy took him to the bookstore while Matt took Zach and Bella on the tour of where the Book of Mormon was printed.  Bella really enjoyed telling Amy how everything was done.

 Matt and the kids in front of the temple.  So far Zach has been able to go on 2 temple trips. One to the Columbus, Ohio temple and one to the Palmyra, New York temple.
 Bella with the beautiful flowers at the Hill Cumorah.
 Walking to the Sacred Grove
 The Stature on top of the Hill Cumorah.
 View from the top.
 The printing press shop.
A replica of the gold plates at the visitor center.

While Matt and Zach went in the temple Bell, Josh, and I were able to go back to the visitor center and take Bella to the bookstore.  Josh by then had fallen asleep so we went back to the temple to wait for the boys to funish up.  Bella had fun taking pictures of the temple and hanging out with her friends who were also waiting for their older siblings to finish up. We had such a wonderful time and it was nice that it was only 4 hours away.