Wordful Wednesday-Temple Hill

Growing up, I had access to one of the best “rolling hills” around.  By “rolling hills” I mean a place to roll ones body down.  For fun.   Technically, I don’t think we were ever supposed to roll down the hill, but in the more than 30 years that I’ve been trespassing and rolling, no one has ever said anything to me, much less kicked me off the hill. Well, except my grandma who always says, “you are not allowed to roll down that hill”. Here’s the thing: the hill is the hill upon which the Manti Temple sits. So it is a quiet and tranquil setting, full of beauty…and the best darn hill rolling place around. So, when we roll down the hill, we try to do it as quietly as possible. :) And, even though I know that the hill was not designed for this purpose, and even though I’m an adult and know better, I couldn’t NOT take my kids to a place where so many memories of mine were made.

I even roped my brother into breaking the unwritten hill rolling rule (there are not any signs specifically posted that say, “no hill rolling”) with us.

{My brother and my kids after getting some good rolling in}

{This is the Manti temple, which sits at the top of the hill. Isn’t it beautiful?}

{This is the view of the town of Manti from the top of the hill.}

{And these are my kids, rolling down the wonderful hill.}

{In case you are curious, I’ve posted about Manti before. It’s a place that I’ll always go back to.}

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  1. 1
    Twitter: anne_hogan

    Awww… where’s the shot of YOU rolling down the hill?! ;)

  2. 2

    I think that God loves to see happy people. And if that means they are rolling down the hill, so be it.

    Do you live in Utah? I live in Herriman.

  3. 3

    Is there anything better than hill rolling???

    Happy to have linked up!

  4. 4

    That hill LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN!!!

    And, thenTemple is gorgeous!

  5. 5

    Those pictures are stunning, Angie! Do you know I’ve never been to Manti?!

  6. 6

    Hey, at least you didn’t go ice-blocking down the hill like we used to do down Old Main Hill at Utah State! Now that would really have been frowned upon.

    p.s. Did you know that like Lolli, I have never been to Manti?

  7. 7
    Twitter: buckeroomama

    Oh, what could be more fun?!

  8. 8

    I bet that hill would be fun covered in snow too! I think my back yard hill is more steeper tho… but Not as long…

  9. 9

    Sacrilege! Blasphemer!

    Of course that hill if for rolling. Why else would you walk CLEAR TO THE TOP?

    Did you hear about the ‘cult’ of peeps walking around the temple grounds in their temple duds a while back? I think compared to that little no-no, rolling down in normal clothes isn’t such a big deal…

  10. 10

    That looks like so much fun!! I think I would have rolled down it myself! And yes, it is beautiful.

  11. 11

    When my husband and I were dating we did that once at a huge park. So much fun!! Looks like they had a blast too. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

  12. 12

    That’s an experience that had to be shared. So glad you did!

  13. 13
    Twitter: debi9kids

    Oh what fun! I love that you keep going back and that you’ve introduced your kids to it as well.

  14. 14

    I love a rolling hill! : ) LOVE! We loved doing that when I was little. I don’t know if I have ever showed Kaishon how to do that. Such a shame. I will have to put that on our to do list ASAP!

  15. 15

    The scenery is very pretty. I remember rolling down hills as a kid. It was carefree fun. It’s cool to see your kids doing it.

  16. 16
    Twitter: naptimemomtog

    Awww. How fun. Great photos!

  17. 17

    Awesome! And what wonderful memories you’re passing on to your kids, too.

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  18. 18

    this is awesome.

  19. 19

    Fun! I love rolling down hills!

  20. 20

    You’re right..it is beautiful there! And my kids would want to do the same thing!

  21. 21
    Twitter: crunchyvtmommy

    This is so fabulous. There are few things better than a good old fashioned hill rolling.

  22. 22

    rolling down hills in wild abandon is the best ever!

  23. 23

    Linking up. :)

  24. 24
    Stacy Uncorked
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick

    That hill is just asking to be rolled down. ;) So cool you can take your kids to places where awesome childhood memories were made so they can enjoy those same moments! :)

  25. 25

    Looks like a fun day. I used to roll down hills all the time… I have to have long sleeve on though, I get cut up by the grass… weak sauce on my part

  26. 26

    That looks like so much fun! And the scenery is lovely, too. :)

  27. 27

    That’s so beautiful – both the temple and the hill-rolling. :)

  28. 28

    You always have such great pictures with all of your kids in them. I’m hoping the same happens for me once my kids will all sit still for a second.

  29. 29

    that looks too fun. I’d definitely try it even though I know I’d puke my brains out afterwards

  30. 30

    Please, next time invite me. I have never rolled down Temple Hill, at least I dont remember if I have.

  31. 31

    Hill rolling is the best!! It is one of those things that reminds you of your childhood- and I secretly still do it :)

  32. 32

    I love all the shots, especially the ones with kiddos rolling down hills. Thanks for hosting this link-up, and I’ll be back again soon!

    Newly following via GFC!

    Gillian from Baby Talk without the Babble

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    tori nelson
    Twitter: toristoptalking

    I just love this post. 1) Your pictures are gorgeous but B) I get the craziest stares when I talk about hill rolling. I just figured people outside of Tennessee didn’t get it :)

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    Twitter: imperfectmomma

    Oh goodness…I remember doing that as a kid! Such fun. Did you get to partake in the rolling?

  35. 35
    S Club Mama
    Twitter: sclubmama

    that looks like such fun. I haven’t hill rolled in a long time…

  36. 36

    Beautiful! And I can see that the kids are having a great time rolling down the hill too.

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    Miss Marina Star
    Twitter: MissMarinaStar

    I remember, as a child, rolling down hills in cardboard boxes. I’d totally do it again if it the bruises would remind me that I’m way too old to be rolling down hills!

  38. 38

    How fun! I wish we had hills like that around here. :)

  39. 39

    ahhh… rolling down a grassy hill. One of the purest joys of childhood!

  40. 40
    Twitter: multiplemama

    LOV love love rolling down hills! I could so use one today!

  41. 41

    Awesome! Nothing like a good day of hill rolling! :)

  42. 42

    I would love to roll down a good hill ;)

  43. 43
    Twitter: babiesandbacon

    Best hill ever!! You guys go to some really cool places…it’s inspiring!

    P.S. Somehow I linked up twice. Sorry ;(

  44. 44

    Awesome! You know, everyone needs a good hill rolling every now and then. “Live, love, laugh and roll. Words to live by. :-)

  45. 45

    Yep nothing like rolling down hills! My son hasn’t shown any interest yet, but I Know he will, and we have the best front yard for it!


  46. 46

    That’s where my sister and her husband were married. Such a gorgeous temple. They should have tried out that hill on their wedding day. Those would have been some memorable pics! haha :)

    btw – I read your other Manti post too. It’s so neat to take our kids back to places that mean so much to us. We took the kids to the St. George, UT temple this past summer for our 15th wedding anniversary. Such a special experience.

  47. 47

    Gorgeous photos! I love the sky. What fun!!! :)

  48. 48

    Nothing says childhood than a roll down a grass-covered hill, laughing and laughing!

  49. 49
    Twitter: Lorieblogs

    I knew you were my kind of people. Temple hill rolling! I LOVE it! I think it sounds like a great FHE activity!

  50. 50

    Love a good hill rolling! Have you tried loping down the hill too? Also a blast!

  51. 51

    Love it!

  52. 52

    WHEEEEEEE! I L-O-V-E hill rolling! And I miss our house in PA ‘cuz it had an awesome hill to roll down!

    Looks like lots ‘o’ fun!

  53. 53

    I am always amazed at all the things I find we have in common through our blogs. Our Grandfathers were our saving grace….our twins were a reminder of our ability to endure….the fact that we’re teachers at heart and then some. This sounds cheesy…but seriously…we’re were meant to be friends. So glad that we are. HUGS!

  54. 55
    Twitter: elainea

    I’m sure God was laughing and having fun with you all. Looks like the perfect spot for rolling to me! And gorgeous photos! :-)

  55. 56

    Wow, I love this!!

  56. 57
    Twitter: 2sisters_angie

    That really is THE perfect hill, isn’t it? Looks like an absolutely beautiful spot and I’m sure you’re creating some great memories for your kids as well.

    I have great memories of “hill rolling” as a kid and I know the time to enjoy it with my little one is just around the corner. And she’s a total daredevil, so the bigger the hill, the better for her. I’m sure of it!

  57. 58

    That’s the thing about huge hills, it leaves nothing but space and opportunity for a good roll.


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