“Our homes are to be more than sanctuaries; they should also be places where God’s Spirit can dwell, where the storm stops at the door, where love reigns & peace dwells." ~ Thomas S. Monson

Thursday, September 11, 2008

~Remembering 911

We had the honor of visiting Ground Zero. It was emotional and yet a peaceful place to stand. Here is Craig and Blake. None of us wanted to leave.
Flags blow high - in the wind in honor and memory.
We walked through a beautiful memorial area that never ended.
Amazing steel structure still standing. This was the fire station right across the street. We visisted them, thanked them and bought some t-shirts, sweatshirst and hats. Out of respect we chose not to take pictures. They were very sweet firemen.
We HAD to take a picture with some New York cops in Times Square! They were funny and we love the way they talk.


Snow Family said...

When were you all in NYC? We were their with our girls in July of last summer. You have some really nice pictures. I remember too how peaceful it was even though you were in the midst of a busy city. I love your blog and your family!


Tiffani said...

when phil and i were there last october we visited ground zero also, yes, it was very emotional. we went to the memorial that they have across from ground zero, i cried through the whole experience.
we love new york also, i was just telling phil a few days ago that i want to go back. it's such a crazy fun city!
love you, tiff

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Shelli, what a sweet tribute to 9/11, a day we shall all never forget! It's great you and the family have been able to go to NY more then once and you have wonderful pictures for the kids to cherish. Dad & I are excited to go for the first time next month!

Love ya tons,
Mom xoxoxoxoxo

The Monson Crew said...

What an amazing experience for you and your sweet family! This is on my list of the places I want to visit.

Heidi said...

What a beautiful tribute Shelli! I knew you would post something! What an experience to be there and see ground zero. I know how you all love N.Y. We will always remember. Thank you for that. xo

Heidi said...

P.S. Love your new layout... pretty! =D

Heidi said...

Yo Sis! I tagged you on my blog! Go See! =P

Janice said...

What a neat experience for your family. The pictures are beautiful, we have never been to NY...Kris has always wanted to take me but I am terrified to fly there. Looks like you guys had a great trip! Your new fall page is so fun!

Heidi said...

I am happy for you sister! What a great day it has become after your call! love ya!

Suzie said...

Wow, Shelli that is awesome. Dan and I visited too it was really neat. One of our favorite vacations FOR SURE... And the pizza! Yummy! Of course I remember the food!! HaHa I LOVE FOOD... :) Suzie + Food (Together Forever...) :):)

Tiffani said...

thanksgiving...oh yeah party time! i will call you soon! love you all! xo