18 hours ago
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Payson Utah Temple Open House
Stunning, of course.
Without even trying, I got to go.
K and I decided to not even try for tickets due to our annual move to Wyoming, end-of-school activities, and the fact that between our 3-4 jobs, we were never available to sit on-line in order to pounce on the next batch of tickets available.
However, my wonderful second counselor in the stake Primary presidency, Denise, texted me on Sunday evening saying her family had an extra ticket. So I emailed my principal to see if I could be excused a tad early from collaboration and suddenly I was going. Denise drove me to school yesterday and then picked me up and drove me to her parents' home in Provo. Her mom fed me (us) and off we went. Ran into a coworker and her family and then the first person I saw IN the temple hosting was the lady who does my pedicures...big hug from her!
There are one hundred steps in all on the tour, so you do climb quite a ways up. Everything is Light and Beauty. Not to be too negative, but I do think it was the noisiest temple open house I've ever attended--people were just chattering all the way through saying things like, "Wow!" I just remained silent. Other comments were made by strangers behind us which were not in keeping with the tone of the edifice, but overall it was lovely. I just happened to be sweating to death by the time I reached my one hundredth step.
So when Denise kept asking me if I wanted my picture taken once we were back down and outside again, I kept saying "no." The perspiration was still dripping off my face. K and I will go back to do ordinance work in that temple and we'll get our photo at that time. For now, the building alone will more than suffice.
And then Denise took me through the drive-through at Culver's whereupon I ordered a small hot fudge sundae which was made with custard. I called K to tell him all about it and he told me about the earthquake at Fishing Bridge. He also recertified in First Aid and CPR.
And now I need to buy safety pins for the dance festival before I head to school. Did I mention grades are due? I had three baby showers to attend in two days last week and there are two more baby showers this week neither of which I can attend due to previously scheduled appointments. The crazy month of MAY!