Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday Photo Shoot

This weekend didn't end up exactly like I planned. I needed to get tons of homework done, but Friday night I spent time with the kids, planning on doing lots of homework on Saturday. Saturday I found out that I had pneumonia and I had such a headache that I tried to do my homework (in between General Conference sessions and after), but could not concentrate. It was horrible how long I was stuck on the same algebra problem! It felt like I had ear infections too and I was just achy all over. So almost nothing got done. 
I prepared for an icky Sunday--glad to watch General Conference from bed at least. I planned ahead and bought a Papa Murphy's pizza Saturday night and put it in the refrigerator so we could pull it out and heat it up for dinner today. I ended up feeling quite a bit better today, but glad not to have to cook. I was even feeling well enough to drive so I drove the kids over to the temple for some pictures in between sessions. We had some time for quiet thinking also while we were there. Well, the kids took that time to play in the water in the fountain. But it was nice for me. Even though I didn't get to go inside today, I still left with peace and hope that I really needed. The short time outside the temple and hearing all the wonderful talks this weekend (and getting some of the scoop from the Priesthood session from Alex when he came back from going with his dad) has left me feeling renewed. Hopefully I will be able to sleep better tonight with no algebra nightmares. Hehe    

The photos are mostly for my family. I sure love these gorgeous kids!! What a blessing to be a mother.

 Elisa took this pretty one of the Angel Moroni.


  1. Beautiful pics! You have such a talent for photography. They are lucky to have such a great mom!

  2. Great pictures. I'm glad that the pneumonia isn't getting you down. I hope you get all the way better very quickly.

  3. Great pictures!
    Sorry you are sick. Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Love all the pictures - they turned out so beautiful. The kids look great and with the flowers they are wonderful!
    So sorry you were not feeling good. Hope this week is better and that you get your energy back!

  5. glad you're feeling better and ya'll got some time on the temple grounds. all very very good.
    the photos are darling, and i LOVE the angel moroni one for sure!

  6. I hope you're feeling better! Beautiful pictures of the temple and your great kids!
    General Conference is truly a blessing!

  7. Super cute pics!!

    *sigh* Would you believe I actually miss Provo?

  8. What great photos, Valerie. Love some of the shots where the kids look almost as tall as the temple. Great angles!


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