For Family Home Evening (aka: family night) a couple of months ago (yes, I am just uploading those pics from our camera- ha), we took a "field trip" to the Temple. We dressed in our Sunday best to show respect and reverence. We taught the kids the importance of the temple and how we should be reverent while we're there- even on the grounds. There was no playing around of goofing off. We want them to understand that sacred things should be treated as such.
While there, we learned about what temples are for and why we have them. We learned about being worth of entering the temple and (again) how to act while we are there. We strolled around the grounds, felt the Spirit there, and took a few family pics. It was a great night, and a great idea (Thanks, Grandma Marilyn!).
I am very grateful for temples. I know that the ordinances performed there are ordained of God and are real, holding ordinances. I know that families can be sealed for time and all eternity in the temple, and this is perhaps the greatest blessing of all! We can be with our wonderful loved ones forever! Even after death! And this is indeed GOOD NEWS!
Enjoy the pics. They're pretty cute.
And visit a temple near you TODAY! ;)