5.18.2008

Weekend with Mom

Bryan's mom came out for his cousin's wedding, and we got to spend a super fun weekend with her! On Saturday we went up to Salt Lake to see the sights on Temple Square. First we watched the Joseph Smith movie. It re-invigorated my testimony in our beloved prophet. I know that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ that he helped to restore on this earth. Sometimes I take for granted all that those early saints went through to establish the church. The movie was a great reminder that I need to be so grateful for all of their suffering. After the movie we went through the Church history museum, then got a delicious lunch at the Garden Court- the restaurant on top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. It was so fun to sit all the way up there and see the beautiful flowers (and hundreds of brides!) on Temple Square. Then we took a tour of the Conference Center- the best part was finally getting to go on the roof! It was so cool to see it up there, and the stories about how it was built are amazing. I loved doing all these things in Salt Lake, it's such a neat place and we don't really go there ever to site see because it's so close! That night we went to a ward barbeque then Bryan's mom helped us make some delicious strawberry jam. So, as usual, she left us with some great memories and delicious food!

This is on top of the roof. They made this part to look exactly like Utah would have looked when the pioneers first arrived- all desert! Other parts of the roof have groves of trees, fountains, and streams (as prophesied by Brigham Young)

3 comments:

Suzie Soda said...

How fun. I love that you love your mother-in-law. I always hear ugly mother-in-law stories.......I want my daughter-in-laws to say nice things about me. You would be a great daughter-in-law. And Brian seems to really love his mom.....which is a good thing for you. They always say " look at how a boy treats his mother and that is how he will treat you".Glad you had fun. xoxoxoxo

Judi said...

Looks like you had a great time!

bettybetty said...

That sounds like a fabulous weekend! I love the JS Memorial building and Temple Square looks so pretty in springtime with all the flowers blooming.