Friday was a wonderful day, and I was blessed to get to spend time at both the Washington DC Temple and the Philadelphia Temple. In the morning, Kevin and I dropped Arthur off at my friend, Sharmayne's house, and then drove to the temple. We got there in time for the 10am session, and had a wonderful time there.
I love getting to attend the temple, but especially with Kevin. After we were finished at the temple, we grabbed some lunch, and then quickly headed back to get Arthur and go home, because I was going on the Youth temple trip that night with Lily.
At five, we met at the Bishop's house, and then we headed to Philly. I ended up in a car with Lily and the four other Beehives in the ward, driven by my friend, Ashley's, husband. He was stuck with a van full of girls, and was nice enough to not care that I talked the whole drive ;).
The girls were so excited! For many of them, it was only their second or third time, and for one of them, it was their very first temple trip. There were only four boys and five girls that made it for the trip, but it was a wonderful experience, and I was very grateful that I got to be there to help.
I am always blown away by how beautiful the Philadelphia Temple is, and at night, it is particularly amazing.
After we finished at the temple, we drove home, and didn't get home until almost midnight. It was a long and tiring day, but it was worth it, just to spend time in the House of the Lord with people that I love.