Monday, January 07, 2008

Rexburg Temple Open house

This morning at 7:00 am we had tickets to go to the Rexburg Temple open house. When tickets first became available they were gone within the first few days. We didn't get any at that time. But because of the high demand of interest in the open house, they opened up more time slots early in the mornings. Since we didn't have a printer at the time, Tracie helped us get some tickets. So this morning we finally saw it and it is beautiful. I was afraid Jacob would be trying to get into everything but he was actually scared to be put down. Either Darren or I had to hold him the whole time. And he's a heavy kid, especially climbing several sets of stairs. But I think it was a great experience for the kids. How many opportunities do you actually have to tour a temple? Not many. At church yesterday they said they were going to put out 30,000 more tickets so if anyone is interested go to www.lds.org to get tickets. (And actually, they didn't even take our ticket this morning. I don't think they will turn anyone away that doesn't have a ticket. A co-worker of mine went with her daughter without tickets and they got in without any trouble.) The open house runs until Jan 26 and then the dedication is Feb 3, 2008. Last week I also had an opportunity to be an usher at the open house. I stood by the baptistry door and made sure everyone went in and out the right doors to keep traffic flowing smoothly. Darren gets to be an usher later this month. We didn't take any pictures because you can't take them in the temple and we had to park at the stake center down the hill from the temple. So even to take a picture by the temple we would have had to have gone back to the stake center to get the camera and then march up the icy hill early on a cold January morning to take a picture. We'll just have to do it when it gets a little warmer.

5 comments:

Tracie said...

That's fun! I'm excited to go too. I've heard it's amazing.

Delene said...

A great way to start the week! How did the boys like the inside of the temple?

Susan said...

They liked it, though Ethan said when we were almost done "I thought you said this wouldn't take very long." They both said the celestial room was their favorite.

Pat & Carl said...

We're looking forward to seeing this temple so much! Who'd have ever thought... It may be April for Travis' wedding, but we hope to get there sooner.

Rose said...

I would love to take my kids to a temple open house. That's really neat you guys got to go.