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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Temple

We got really lucky that the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house started right after we arrived in Utah. So we got tickets to take the entire family through the temple. Isn't it beautiful with the mountains as a backdrop?
Here is a picture of all of us that went. Family and temples, that is what it is all about!
Two of my favorite people people in the whole world!
They had the most beautiful reception tent set up with cookies and bottled water. The kids thought that this was almost as cool as the temple.
I say it was a reception "tent" because it looked like a tent from the outside, but the inside was beautiful with chandeliers, carpet, furniture, air conditioning and gorgeous paintings like this one.
We got to ride the golf cart back to our car. It was like going to Disneyland. :)
On our way home we asked the kids what their favorite parts were. Avri's was the "baptism fountain" meaning the baptismal font and the water bottles. Talmage's favorites were the cookies, and then he changed his mind and decided that he liked the water (which translates into the baptismal font).

This was such a neat experience for me to be able to go with my family through a temple of the Lord. Showing my kids the temple and letting them feel of the beauty and the spirit was an experience I will not forget. I love this gospel and have such a testimony of it and of the eternal nature of families. I love to see the temple, and I hope that I will be able to be there as each of my children go through the temple on their own to learn about our Heavenly Father's plan and make sacred covenants.

8 comments:

Carrie Wood said...

wow - that is a beautiful temple and location. What a great experience for you and the family!

Heather said...

How fun! I almost forgot about that one! I'll have to go!

Ford Fam said...

REALLY happy to hear the cookies were good!

anoyce said...

That is so great that you were able to go! I can't wait to go to the open house myself! It is a gorgeous temple!

Anna Oman said...

We took the kids to the Draper temple open house and they loved the 'big tub' too. The cookies were a very close second. We are going to the Oquirrh one soon. Its so fun to take the kids there like you said!

Dan and Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful pics. Looks like your adorable fam had so much fun in Utah.

Chelsea said...

That's so neat you were able to go there ... it sure looks beautiful! Hopefully it's something the older kids won't forget :)

The Foxy Fam said...

How awesome is that?! Your kids are too cute for words!! Are you guys still in UT?