Last Saturday I went to Birmingham. The city is lovely, and relatively close, so hopefully we'll get to visit more often. They have a LEGO store, so yes, we'll be back. The Stake schedules regular temple trips, but they're on Wednesdays and I just don't have a free 12 hr stretch to make the journey on a weekday, but I was able to go help the youth with baptisms and it was wonderful.
"It's soooooo tiny". Those were the first words out of my mouth and I think I offended some fellow passengers, but I could not get over this adorable "fun-size" temple. It serves its purpose and is such a blessing for the members in our area. I long for the day when we'll hear of one being announced in Tallahassee, and I haven't even lived here that long.
I was able to be with Sis Pulliam, pictured above. She has been a member since June and this was her first temple excursion. She had 5 family names ready for baptism. A real role model. She just got called to work in the family history center. I know she will bless so many with this new responsibility.
Birmingham reminded me size really doesn't matter, and it really is what's inside that counts.