Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Temple Square!

 The day after the 4th, Heath had big plans to begin his 200 mile bikepacking adventure in Bryce Canyon.  He left south with his buddy, Cameron, that morning, and I headed north, with the kids, to visit Temple Square in SLC.  I haven't been there since I was pregnant with Keaton, about 10 years ago, and none of my kids have seen it either.  It was a gorgeous day to go.

After walking around a bit, pointing out the different buildings, we went to The Joseph Smith Memorial Building to see the movie Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration, which was amazing and left us all in tears; filled with the spirit.

I took the kids up to the top of the building, where they got an eagle's eye view of the Temple, and then we walked around a bit more.  The kids all got a penny from my purse, and made a wish in the fountain.  (In the picture, they are all holding up their pennies.)  Georgie wished for ice cream, and was disappointed that it didn't appear out of thin air.  Kamy wished that everyone could know that the gospel was true.  Sweet girl.

I showed the kids the Tabernacle, but we didn't go inside.  We wanted to go to the  different museums and visitor's centers, but we didn't have time, as we were on our way to visit some friends (next post).  Instead, as we walked back to the car, we took a quick detour into the Conference Center, where the kids got to see where our Semi-Annual General Conferences are broadcasted from.  They learned that there are 21 thousand seats in the conference center, which is used for many more things than just General Conference, and they also saw where our prophet sits during the sessions.  In Keaton's words: "This is such an great vacation!  It's just barely started, and already we've done, like, 37 amazing things!"

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