Monday, August 27, 2012

Our Temple Tour

On August 23, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. the Koyle family attended one of the open houses for the new Brigham City Temple. We parked out at the Autoliv parking area and rode the fancy french buses to the temple. (I took these photos with my phone so bear with me.)

We were dropped off at the back of the temple and proceeded to the underground parking area. They had false walls set up into several rooms. Each room had a TV and sound system set up to show a brief movie about temples (in general) and the history of Brigham City and the land and history for this temple.  From there we were moved along through the temple...all the way up one side and back down the other. They said they had 24,600 visitors that day. It was a little on the crowded side.

It was beyond beautiful and themed with peach blossoms. The round windows are cut glass peach blossoms and the carpets are carved with blossoms too. At the end of the tour we were let out into another room in the parking garage with water and cookies. Then we went out to the front and took some pictures there.

It was a fun family adventure and something we'll remember for a long time.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tour of Utah

Each year for the past 2 years Chad and Lance have gone to watch the Tour of Utah bicycle race. This year was no exception. They went over a couple of days. They watched the race at the start then moved to a new spot, then a new spot, back to the old spot, and then back to the finish (back at the start). There were some fun activities for Lance (like rock climbing) and free hats and food. This has become a great tradition for Lance and Chad and they have so much fun!

The riders and car drivers (from the support cars) started to recognize them because they were all over the place and often the only people at odd intervals of the race. They collected several water bottles from the riders. They attended a leg of the road race and the time trial held at the Miller Motorsports Speedway.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Promontory Ribbon Cutting

On August 11, 2012 we attended the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning. Erin had volunteered to participate in the choir for the event. Grandma and Christina were there as well. They had not been able to lay sod yet and there were still some things inside to be finished but overall the school looked great.

Erin did a FANTASTIC job learning and singing her songs.
During the program they talked about the family that sold their farm to the school and Boyd B. White who's legacy this building would be. The plaque reads:
"Let our students be inspired to explore and discover these school grounds, built on his family farm. May they serve their community and country as honorably and faithfully as he did."
Then they drew a random kids' name out of a fishbowl and that kid got to help cut the ribbon!
We got to walk through the building with kids from each grade acting as tour guides. I didn't get pictures of the inside that were any good but we got excited for the new school year!