This past year my family had the wonderful privilege of attending the open houses for the two brand new temples that were built in Utah, the Draper and Oquirrh Mountain temples. What a wonderful experience! Temple open houses are such a special and uplifting experience it was such a blessing to be able to attend two in one year
The Draper temple open house was from January to March 2009, the day we went there happened to be a ginormous snowstorm and it was absolutely freezing! In a way it made the whole experience somewhat more meaningful. It was truly a wonderful feeling to see the temple, steadfast and immovable amidst the encircling winds of the storm. And the transition from the unruly, wild whirlwind we trudged through to get to the warm, quiet and peaceful interior of the temple really emphasized the true purpose and character of the temple. A place to escape the temptations and hardships of the world, a place to feel the Savior's love for each of us, the holy house of the Lord.