Thursday, August 20, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Temple

Chad and I didn't take our kids when we went to the Draper Temple open house in January. We didn't think we could keep them calm and quiet that long. And that was probably true. However we decided that we would take them to "Our Temple" is what the kids call it. Right down the street from our house, basically, and literally down the street from our old house. The kids enjoyed the golf cart ride up to the temple from the parking lot, they wanted to go on that "ride" again when we left :) Austin's favorite part of the temple was the baptismal font because of the oxen and Alyssa's was the celestial room, because it's sparkly. Austin, Alyssa and their cousins Abby and Haylie were so reverent and really enjoyed walking through the temple. My mom walks with a cane and she rode the elevator and we got separated for about 20 minutes but the kids even sat still while we were waiting, I was very impressed. The kids enjoyed their own water bottles and cookies afterward. It was an amazing experience to be in the sealing room with our kids looking into the mirrors seeing our family go on and on and on and on. I am so thankful we will be a family forever. I hope you were all able to make it through the open house. We are excited for the dedication this weekend.

The day we went it was so hot and SOOOO windy
windy doesn't even describe it, it was border line tornado :)
Our Family
Chad and Austin
My mom, Haylie and Abby being windblown

I am lucky I got these pictures, it was so windy, dresses and skirts were flying up and OH BOY!!!


Loftus' said...

I don't think it matters what day you go there - it is always windy heehee!! We went the last day of the open house - it was a MAD HOUSE!! Too many people at one time, but I was glad we went. The temple was so beautiful and I loved the "star" effect they did on the windows!

Viki said...

You should have gone with us when we were in Utah. There was a bit of a breeze but the temps were great. Now, plan on coming to our temple open house, The Gila Valley Temple, sometime next year-maybe in the spring. Of course, spring starts as early as January here.

Carlye Momma said...

SO sweet! We had to miss the dedication this morning because we didn't have a babysitter...bummer! Let me know how it was!