Monday, February 2, 2009

The Draper Temple Openhouse

We took our kids to the open house for the Draper Temple in January.

This is the picture we took before we went.

See Isaac's face? We took a long time to get a nice picture and it turned out he had his tongue sticking out in every one! What a stinker!

The kids liked the tour, especially the bus ride up there, but had a hard time waiting in line. The boys liked finding the rooms they saw in the pamphlet they got when we arrived. When Kate walked past the Baptismal font she exclaimed "It's a pool!" Then when we were in the Celestial Room, Eli let out a very loud yell. Needless to say, his mommy turned bright red and hurried him out of the room!
If you plan to take your family, here are some tips:
1. leave your coat in the car. It was very warm in the temple. If you have small children, you will be carrying them and won't want to be carrying all their coats too.
2. Bring something to read like scriptures or an Ensign. There is no way of knowing how long you will have to wait for your turn.
3. Leave IPODs, cameras, MP3 players, cell phones, etc. at home or in the car. They will just distract you and take away from the spirit that is in the temple.
4. Arrive at your assigned time a little early.
5. Plan to enjoy every room you enter because it may be a long time before you can go inside again!
6. Think of someone else who may enjoy entering the House of the Lord and invite them to go.


MJ said...

I'm glad you guys had a good time! Ryan and i tried to go to the open house with his parents a few weeks ago. We got to the church and they told us to go to a different one. We went to the other one and waited for an hour in the hall to watch the movie. After the movie we waited for another hour in the chapel. Then they told us to go out in the hall to wait for a bus and they said it would probably be another hour before we got on a bus! It was almost ten p.m. by then so we decided to try to go a different time. We were pretty bummed.

letfreedomreign said...

Thanks for all of the tips, that will help a lot. I can't wait to go on the 23rd! I guess we better plan on waiting in line for along time.

Heidi Mecham said...

Thanks for the heads up. It's good to know so If I decide to take the kids.

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Brenna said...

Sorry I deleted the last post. I was signed in under my husband's account! Ok, about the muffins, I freeze them on a cookie sheet and then I put all the frozen muffins in a ziploc. That way they don't freeze stuck together. Hope that made sense!

Bentley Family said...

We went yesterday and it was not too bad. There was a little waiting but nothing too agonizing. We took your advice and left the coats in the car, which I am glad for. The kids had a great time.

Christine Peterson said...

We just went to the open house last weekend. It was really busy so we were in lines for a long time. Luckily we left Jocelyn with my parents. The boys did pretty well though and it was a neat experience.