Sunday, February 22, 2009

I love to see the temple

We took the family to the Draper LDS Temple open house last Friday. I'm so glad we went. The kids were looking forward to it all week and they had lots of questions.
I was very impressed with how well organized the whole thing was. You can go online here and get tickets. We started at a nearby meetinghouse where we watched a short film about temples and why they are important to us. Then we boarded the bus that would take us up to the temple.
The bus ride was about 5 minutes. One of the volunteers was talking and answering questions during the bus ride, but we were in the back and couldn't really hear what he was saying.
Once you get to the temple they have a long line of tents set up to protect you from the weather as you walk from the bus to the temple. (The weather was beautiful when we were there, but I can imagine that those tents have come in handy with all the snow we have been getting!)
The tour of the temple was fascinating, especially for the kids who'd never been inside before. My 4 yr old was convinced that the baptismal font was a swimming pool, and everyone loved looking in the mirrors (in the sealing room) where you can see "eternity".
After the tour there was a reception at the chapel next to the temple where they had diplays, pictures, beautiful music and refreshments.
The kids loved the tour and they were very repectful and reverent. It was neat to be there as a family. It just makes me even more grateful for Eternal Families.
Wow! That is one good lookin' group!

11 comments:

Vanessa said...

Sounds like a great day. I need to get up there and see it!

Shelley~Maren said...

Cute family! (Good thing! You're "stuck" with 'em forever!) :-D

tammy said...

That IS a good looking group! How fun. I can't wait until our new temple is built down here.

Kristina P. said...

WE went a few weeks ago, and it's our Stake's new temple, so I am volunteering next week, and we have tickets for the dedication, inside the temple. Awesome!

Vennesa said...

Thanks for posting this. I went right to the site and reserved our tickets for next week. The kids are so excited to see inside a temple.

tiburon said...

YOu have a stunning family and it was SO fun to sit next to you at the lunch.

Don't tell anyone - but you were my favorite... ;)

So glad we got to meet up!

Amber said...

I need to make a day to get down their with my family. Looks like you guys had a good time- you are a good looking group!

Bonnie the Boss said...

My family had a great time when we went as well! Look at your 4 boys and 1 girl. I love the pics!

Erin said...

What a sweet family! I love it when little kids know to be reverent because they can feel the spirit.

Melissa said...

You have the CUTEST family!!
We went with the YM/YW and I loved it! It's much smaller than I imagined but very cool! And the whole open house was so organized and well run!

Omgirl said...

I found the tour to be very slow and I should not have worn heels! But I'm glad I got to see the inside since I don't know when I'd ever been in that temple again. I LOVED the baptistry/swimming pool too.