Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Temple Trip


One advantage of living in Utah is much shorter travel times when taking a trip to visit the temple. Draper is now home to the 129th operating temple in the world and they are having an open house till March 14th. I've been trying to round up a group of friends to go check it out, but schedules were not coordinating and I was afraid my husband and I would run out of time. Therefore, last night at midnight, I made reservations at www.lds.org for him and I to see the Draper Temple this afternoon. It was delightful.
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We both thought it was beautiful. The best part was having Bear be able to learn a little more about why I go to the temple and the amazing purpose they serve here on earth. He's a boy and of course thought the baptismal font on the backs of 12 oxen was cool and I loved giving him a big hug in front of the eternity mirrors in the sealing room.
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If you are in the area, the tour guides have set this up flawlessly and it would be worth the trip. They even put mats down between the buses and the sidewalk, so you don't have to get your shoes wet and muddy. I love that kind of attention to detail. If only I were so inspired.

3 comments:

Jensens said...

I am looking forward to seeing it. I love going to the temple, no matter what it is for. Open houses are neat because sometimes you get to hear what nonmembers think. Glad you enjoyed it!

Candice said...

You inspire me. I am so going.

Annette said...

I am looking forward to my trip to the Draper Temple..happy Bear got to enjoy it with you.