Wednesday, May 11

temple flowers

One of the reasons Addy and I went south was to help my mom plant the flowers at the Birmingham temple.

My parents live just a few minutes from the temple, and a few years ago she asked the temple president why there were no flowers at the temple like you see at other temples. Next thing she knew, she was asked to be in charge of planning, ordering, and planting the flowers. And keeping them alive. It's a HUGE project, and she does a great job.

We had originally planned to do the big planting day on the day the storms came through. She had already brought all the flowers to the temple (at least 5 van fulls), so we had to bring all the flats of flowers to their house and protect them in the garage.
(We're pretty sure that's why we were protected during the storms. They plan to always keep some temple flowers in their garage from now on... just as a type of insurance.)

After the storm, planting just didn't seem that important. But she'd already spent all the money on it, that they still had to be taken care of. We were really grateful for the people that came to help plant.



Addy was such a good sport. She hung out in the stroller, in the pack in play, or just toddling around (although the toddling led to a lot of skinned knees).



It took several days, but everything turned out beautiful! I can't wait to see pictures in a few weeks when the flowers have grown a bit.

6 comments:

melissa said...

That's awesome that your mom is in charge of that! What a fun job. My sister in Georgia attended that temple until the Atlanta temple opened back up a few weeks ago. And yeah, you'll be amazed and dismayed at how much shorter pants last once toddlers start walking around outside a lot. Rushton's clothes USED to be nice...

Charity Brown said...

awesome she's in charge of that! i guess that's why you don't ask about stuff like that! haha! But, still cool!

Joyce said...

They are still alive! Thanks for helping kiddo - it was stressful but rewarding and it's nice to have someone to vent on.

Katie said...

This comment is random- forewarning! I just discovered that we have a friend in common! Ashley Reese and I went to BYUI together! Crazy small blog world.

Liz Smith said...

how fun!!!!!!! how cool that you got to help!

Mortensen Baby Farm said...

Oh they look Grrrrreat! So glad you and Addylicious were able to go down. Nothing like Temple flowers and a tornado to spice up your life!