Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Mesa Temple Christmas lights

Last night we decided to brave the weather, and continue on with our plans. We bundled up, and were on our way. We have a tradition to eat at El Charro, before we see the temple lights. We do eat there countless times during the year too. This is a restaurant that I have been going to since I was a baby. My kids have been going since they were babies. My Mom has gone since she was a young girl. This for sure is our family favorite!

We then headed to the temple. It was cold, and rainy. We still had a wonderful time. The lights were so beautiful. There is something so special about walking around the temple looking at the beautiful lights. Such a special feeling.

We ended our night by watching a movie Jake recommended in the Visitors Center. Jake had seen this movie with the Young Men from our ward a few months ago. I can't remember the name of it. It was such a sweet movie. We then decided it was time to go home, and get warm. It was a wonderful time. Desirae was the only one that couldn't join us. She had to work last night. We sure did miss her.



Blogger A Life of A Teenage Drama Queen said...

Hey Momma Mia! :) Going to the temple last night was so fun, it was so pretty. I loved the walk through presentation! :) It was freeezzzzzing! I love you! Thank you for taking me to school this morning!

December 11, 2007 at 6:18 AM  
Blogger donna said...

OH El Charro. Yummy!!!! ( Did i tell you that my brother MIke dated the daughterof the owner of El Charro)
Oh i love the Temple lights. Oh i miss AZ :)
I emailed you last night. Did you get it?

I am so sorry i missed your call. I will call you today.

December 11, 2007 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger melissa's life said...

I can't remember if I ever responded to the comment you left on my blog....Sorry if I haven't. I remember Kristen telling me that she ran into a blog friend when she was here visiting, but I wasn't shopping with her that day. We must live pretty close because El Charro is just down the street from where I live. I've never been there, but everyone seems to love it. We need to do the temple lights still this year. I love driving by the Temple and seeing how beautiful the grounds look all lit up.

December 11, 2007 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

oh what a great family tradition!

you're santa is too cute-my family has a HUGE life like one in our family room-it FREAKS me out every year in the dark when i walk past it..seriously LIFE LIKE!

December 11, 2007 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Something I really do look forward to moving back for. That is a great photo of all of you together! Sad Desirae couldn't make it :(

December 11, 2007 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger sista # 2 said...

Fun! Maybe that's where we should go eat with the girls ;) You know
I've lived here forever and never
have been. (gasp)Cute pix!!! ciao

December 11, 2007 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Brave the cold??? You kill me! :)

What great pictures. Sounds like such a perfect way to celebrate the holidays!

December 11, 2007 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

What a great night you had despite the cold. The temple is such a wonderful place to be during the holidays.

December 12, 2007 at 6:20 AM  
Blogger Crazymamaof6 said...

very fun family night! gotta love the longtime family faves.

December 12, 2007 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Michelle A. said...

I miss going by a temple that decorates like this - it's beautiful. I'm not sure if it's my screen, but I'm having so much trouble reading the read on green! Anyway, lovely post and hope you are doing well :)

December 12, 2007 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

we are taking the youth for mutual next week, and I am so excited! i have never seen the mesa temple at christmas, so this will be a first for me. our family used to have the tradition of seeing the LA temple lights each year, so maybe mesa will be our next tradition.

December 12, 2007 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Price Cream Parlor said...

Cute photo of the family! Love it! Looks like a great time!

December 12, 2007 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

Oh that brings back so many fun memories for me! Thanks for sharing.

December 12, 2007 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Oh how I love El Charro!! I can taste their sour cream enchiladas now! I am so jazzed to be visiting AZ for Christmas and getting to see the lights.

December 17, 2007 at 8:40 PM  

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