The temple Open House was a great experience for our family. We have been looking forward to the completion of the temple for two years, and so to participate in the open house and dedication was so exciting for everyone. Courtney and I loved being ushers, and it was wonderful to go as a family through the temple before the dedication. We went together as a family the day before school started, and then a friend and I took the girls one morning before school so they could see the Bride's Room. That was a really great opportunity, and we loved having a little bit more time to look at everything. The morning light was beautiful, and I think the girls were able to notice everything a little bit more the second time. The picture above is a huge mural that was assemble from different tiles painted by members of our temple district. I was able to paint one, and loved seeing it as part of the completed mural.
We are so thankful to have a temple so close - something we had only dreamed about. We will never forget being a part of it. The whole thing was a once-in-a-lifetime experience!