We had tickets to the Provo Tabernacle Open House this past week. We were really excited to see the changes because both Mom and Dad had been heart-broken when the tabernacle was destroyed by fire. Dad had attended several meetings there including a Catholic Mass and a Stake Conference in which Elder Holland had given an Apostolic Blessing. Mom had been there for a tour of the historic buildings in Provo for one of her BYU classes. So we both loved the Tabernacle.
But the new temple is great, too. We took Grandpa Ockey and made the trip, even though it was snowing. By the time we'd parked a block away and trudged through the slush, we were pretty wet, but we really enjoyed the tour. The Temple is beautiful, even though the Celestial Room is very small. There was also a really nice historical exhibit that told the story of the tabernacle, including the removal of the center spire, the fire, and the rebuilding. We were amazed to find out that Rachmaninoff had even played at the Provo Tabernacle in 1938.
We are excited for the new temple, and Mark will get to attend the dedication. Mom and Dad can't wait to do a session as soon as it is open.
|Who is this grown up kid? I don't think this even looks like Dax.|
|Mark is becoming such a young man!|
|Seth was more interested in catching snowflakes than taking pictures.|
|We love visiting new temples.|