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Friday, July 25, 2008

~Remembering the early Pioneers

Our Favorite Pioneer Painting
Henery W. Bigler - Pioneer, Mormon Battalion, Sutter's Mill, etc.

Parley street/ancestors journal page

"Eyes Westward," Brigham Young & Joseph Smith

Jacob G. Bigler (4th great grandfather) left Nauvoo June 1846 for the Great Salt Lake.

Bathsheba Wilson Bigler Smith Left Nauvoo February 1846 and journaled her whole experience.

"When you're here, we're here," Parley P. Pratt

This saying we had in our hearts and minds while being in Nauvoo. It was very emotional and life changing.

We LOVED our Nauvoo experience! The spirit was so strong where ever we went and knowing this is where our ancestors were. Doing all this for us! We enjoyed visiting with Craig's parents while on their mission too. The kids did not want to come home and wanted to live there! We brought back every souvenir possible to remember our overwhelming time.

7 comments:

Heidi said...

I love the beautiful pictures. What a neat experience! Isn't it amazing to have such a strong blood-line of pioneers in the church? Wow... =)

The six of us! said...

What beautiful pictures! How blessed you are to have such a lineage, and be able to walk on soil that your ansectors walked on. Thanks for sharing the slide show.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Wonderful tribute to Pioneer Day and to the Bigler legacy! xo

Tiffi said...

You will never forget your time there! I love to hear about our ancestors and then for you and your family to be able to go where they were, must have been so amazing!
Love you!

Tiffi said...

I like the music on your blog! I can picture Austin and the girls doing a random video to one of the songs! They are so cute!
love you guys,
tiff xo

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Me, Mom again! Does someone need aprons?!!!!! Thanks for the visit the other night! It was so fun having you all here until the early hours of the morning!

Love, Mom xo

JuliaCotten said...

That is so neat you were able to do that with your family. I heard that is wonderful to go back and see all the great lineage of our ansectors. Mark and his wife Gisele just went and said that it was awesome! Love all the pictures as well.

Julia