A couple weeks ago we had the opportunity to tour the Meridian Temple. It was a great opportunity. Normally only endowed members of the church who hold a current recommend are allowed to enter the temple but during the time before completion of the construction of a new temple and the dedication everyone is allowed to tour. Our kids loved the tour. The temple is truly beautiful inside. The wood work, tile, furniture, paintings, mirrors, everything is of the highest quality. The kids favorite places were the baptismal font on 12 oxen and the sealing room where members can be married. This week the temple is being dedicated and the kids will no longer be allowed to go but before that Captain E had the opportunity to participate in the cultutal celebration. It was the culmination of 9 weeks of practice. Their were dances and singing. E was part of the choir. I had to drop him off to be taken down to the performance at 5:30 in the morning. There were 5000 youth performing so there was no room for parents. We watched instead at the stake center. Remarkably I actually caught a glipse of him. There were so many youth I'm pretty sure not every parent can say that. It was a great experience. He never once complained about practising and had a great time performing.