January 26th 2009
Today for FHE we went to the Draper temple open house. The kids were so excited. I got tickets back in October and they just couldn't wait to go. We took my dad and sister with us too. The kids thought it was so neat and have talked about it for days now. After we went through and when we got home I let each of them color a picture in their journals of their experience then I wrote down their feelings. It was such a wonderful experience for all of us and I loved to hear what was so special about the temple to each of them and what they remembered. Both Katie and Justin said that their hearts felt good and warm inside and I explained that they felt the spirit. I thought it was so neat. They were really good and reverent too, they knew this was such a special place. Katie & Megan really loved the ride on the bus too. It was a FHE I think they will remember for a really long time. They keep asking me when they get to go to the oquirh (spelling) temple too. I know they are really excited to see it. I am so glad we have an eternal family, and the temple is what connects all the pieces to make that possible. I loved that while in the temple they sat us down in one of the sealing rooms and let each family stand up together and look into the mirrors as a family, that really helped our kids get a small glimpse of what eternity is, it just kept going and going Justin said. What an amazing principle and concept. I am so grateful it is something I can share and teach our kids. Wow the plan of salvation really is amazing.
The Draper temple.
Our family with my dad (my sis is taking the picture)!
Rob, Katie, Justin, (little Megan head in back), and my dad