Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gilbert, Arizona Temple Open House

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is hosting an open house 
We decided to go as a family and invited our cousins and sister to go with us. 
At the temple, there is a video before a volunteer tour guide takes a group 
through to view the 4 story temple. 

Before entering the temple, little booties were put on each person's feet 
to help protect the white carpets through the building. 
Hurricane and Underfoot thought the booties were slippery on the marble floors.

The building and interior are beautiful with stain glass, paintings, and the colors.
I decided to take the boys back again to see the temple on a 1/2 day the next week.

We noticed the use of the agave plant 
throughout the flooring, stain glass, door knobs, hand railings, paintings, 
and even the water fall outside the temple. 

The agave has the older leaves on the outside to support the younger leaves on the inside. 
Similar to grandparents and parents 
supporting, teaching, and guiding 
their children as they grow up to support the next generation.

Underfoot loved the 18 foot chandelier in Celestial room
and the eternity mirrors (one mirror on this side, one mirror on that side of the room.)

Hurricane 's favorite rooms were the "baptize" room and "marriage" room.
The boys loved both adventures.

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