I know, it's been almost a month since the Stampin' Up! convention in Utah, but I'm still basking in that incredible experience – and, yes, still getting all the great memories up to this blog. My sister had never been to Salt Lake City, so I wanted to make sure she got to see the Mormon Temple grounds.
You can Google the Salt Lake Temple and learn all kinds of fascinating things about it and its tradition. What amazed me most was that it was dedicated in 1893 after 40 years of construction. Since only the believers who commit to a chaste life are allowed inside (definitely excludes me), the Temple is both beautiful and mystical.
Sunday morning we got to see and hear this, 350 singers with a full orchestra and all those organ pipes.
Even though we were Methodists, not Mormons, I grew up listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Mom was a music teacher, and she loved listening to them. So, of course, when we learned they were having a live taping of their weekly radio and television broadcast, sis and I were there. It was the most beautiful music heaven would allow, and I just closed my eyes and let their singing take me to Mom.
On a more recent note . . . congradulations to Marie – she's the newest member of our Stampin' Up! family and my new downline. I don't know many people more passionate about stamping and making cards, and she's a blast to hang with. We're going to have so much fun people may start talking.