Sunday, October 7, 2012

Brigham City Temple Open House

So General Conference just ended. Wasn't it wonderful? We always go to my parents' house to watch it. It does get a little chaotic with all the kids around but we also get to talk about the talks and give each other insights and maybe things we wouldn't have thought of. I just love it. I feel renewed and so proud to be a Mormon. I love this gospel.
And now back to being a little behind...we went to the Brigham City Temple Open House on September 10th. Yes, it was a school day but it was Early Out day so they only missed about 2 hours of school and it was the latest time we could get tickets. They were getting reserved fast! My mom came along too and it was SO NICE to have an extra hand keeping the kids reverent in the temple. She explained a lot to Brinley, which I was grateful for since all the other kids just wanted to keep moving! That temple is beautiful! I love that it looks like the Pioneers could've built it. It's very ornate inside. I also love the peach theme throughout since Brigham is famous for their peaches.
The weather was a little rainy while we waited to board the bus.
Everyone was excited to ride in the bus!

My cute boys!

Sadie is actually sitting over there by Cambree.
When we got there, we watched a little movie and then walked around inside the temple. Cambree's favorite part was the baptismal font. Brinley said she liked the Celestial room. The girls were SO EXCITED to go INSIDE a temple! We've been to Draper and Oquirrah Mountain Open Houses but they were too young to remember much. I hope they remember this one. Sadie kept asking all day, "Temple, now?" So cute!
Afterward, we got cookies (I think Cambree grabbed 3!) and waters. Then we walked around the outside...and the girls liked the fountain in the front.

Glad mom was there to get a family picture of us...but it's hard to get everyone looking at the same time!
My girls!
We also walked across the street to the old Tabernacle. I took a picture of the temple from there. I love how the land worked out just right to have the Tabernacle and the Temple right by each other. I'm sure it wasn't just luck.

It was such a nice and relaxing afternoon. For dinner, we went to Idle Isle which is owned by some family friends. I wasn't sure if they would be working but they were! It was so fun to talk to them and catch-up. It was especially good to see Andrea since she just had surgery to get out the cancer in her thyroid. She looked good and said she was doing pretty good.
I'm so glad we made it a priority to go to the temple. It made a great memory and I hope the girls will remember what it was like and how they felt and that they will want to return to the temple as often as they can when they get older.


Krystal Baker said...

Everyone looking or not - still a super cute picture of your family in front of the temple! :) What a great example to your kids to take them to something like that.

Kris said...

What a great opportunity!