Saturday, July 11, 2009

SLC Trip

We recently took a trip to the Salt Lake area and wanted to include some of the details in our blog. It was a fun and eventful weekend.(June 27-30).

First, on Saturday we were able to attend the open house for the new Oquirrh Mountain Temple in South Jordan. It was very beautiful and uplifting. We got some pretty good pictures of the exterior. When I tried to take a picture of the inside, I was tackled by an eighty year-old guide. I guess they discourage that.

This picture was taken at the fun little reception they had at the end of the tour. The staff and volunteers did an excellent job.

Saturday evening we were excited to be able to attend, along with my parents, a play in American Fork that my brother Shane was in. The play was a biblically set musical by Stephen Schwartz called "Children of Eden". Shane, of course, played the role of God, or as He was known in the show: "The Father". We thoroughly enjoyed this production from beginning to end. The cast (especially Shane) was excellent and talented. The play itself was entertaining as well as thought provoking.
On Sunday, we had the opportunity to attend my Uncle Clint and Aunt Joyce's ward in West Jordan as they spoke in their sacrament meeting. They have recently returned from a mission in Australia. We really appreciated their insights and experiences they shared with us. Afterward, the family met at their house nearby to eat and visit. It was nice to see a lot of family we don't get to see very often.
Later that day, we took the opportunity to stop and visit the SLC temple. It's always awe inspiring to visit temple square, and fun to see the kinds of characters that show up there on a Sunday afternoon.
On Monday, we went to Lagoon! We had a lot of fun! It has been a while since we had been there so it was great to see the 4 or 5 new rides they have added. "Wicked" is definitely the best new ride, possibly the best ride in the park. Yeah!