Sunday, September 16, 2012

Brigham City Temple Open House

On Labor Day, we went to the Brigham City Temple Open House.  Today I learned during conference that approximately 400.000 people attend this open house is a four week period.  I'm fairly positive that 2/3 of this number visited the temple on Labor Day.

The temple is gorgeous and is built in similar style to the Salt Lake, Manti, Logan, and St. George temples.  It is in the center of Brigham City across from the tabernacle and looks like it really fits.

We learned a few things from our visit.  For future open houses, we are going to select a weekday morning and be the first to arrive.  We tried not to sweat too much while Jen took our photos.  Despite the heat and the long wait the temple was beauriful. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Edible BYU

During my entire graduate school experience, I'm fairly certain that Simmons College gave me one free meal.  It was one of those not-so-freshly made Italian sandwiches with prepackaged condiments.  My hands were covered in mayo film by the time it was my turn to meet with my adviser.

Apparently, I chose the wrong program.  The nice thing about Jerry being in school is that I rarely have to cook.  Either some recruiters are trying to impress him or BYU caters a dinner.

 See what I mean?  They had 1200 people at a dinner last night, and we each got a fondant logo of BYU to gobble down.  Now if I can only get my hands on some chocolate covered macaroons.