Monday, May 10, 2010


Sunday, May 2nd - Vancouver British Columbia Temple Dedication

Preface: We had been given tickets, along with the rest of Spencer's siblings, to sit in the celestial room of the temple while the prophet spoke. What a great opportunity this would be.

6:45 a.m. - Feed Colette breakfast
7:05 a.m. - Sunny and Tori wake
7:50 a.m. - Hear Van, wake Spencer up
8:30 a.m. - Give Colette a bath, put her down for a nap
9:00 a.m. - Shower and get dressed
9:30 a.m. - Sunny, Tori and Van are dressed
10:00 a.m. - Ready to go, James and Tracy forgot to leave car keys
10:10 a.m. - Call main house, Sarah will come rescue us
10:30 a.m. - Waiting
10:50 a.m. - Still waiting
11:10 a.m. - Sarah arrives, load kids and go
11:25 a.m. - Sarah gets pulled over, issued a ticket
11:35 a.m. - Lineup at the border, proceed through Nexus
11:40 a.m. - Directed to go inside for entry into Canada
11:45 a.m. - Access granted
12:05 p.m. - Arrive at Vancouver Temple, doors are closed
12:10 p.m. - Allowed to enter and watch from waiting room
12:15 p.m. - Shirley and Ron, Spencer's parents, speak
1:30 p.m. - The Prophet offer dedicatory prayer
1:45 p.m. - Escorted into foyer to join in song and Hosanna shout
2:00 p.m. - Standing three feet away from the Prophet
2:05 p.m. - President Monson asks where I'm from, I reply
2:10 p.m. - Sarah, Spencer and I are pulled aside by a lady
2:15 p.m. - Lady proceeds with an unconventional interview
2:20 p.m. - Find out the lady is with the Church News
2:25 p.m. - Get to talk to Ron, takes us to the lunch room
2:30 p.m. - Eat cookies and fruit with temple presidency
2:35 p.m. - President Uchtdorf enters lunch room to use restroom
2:4o p.m. - President Uchtdorf rubs shoulders with Spencer and Sarah
2:45 p.m. - Elder Christofferson walks in, shakes our hands
2:50 p.m. - Sarah's given a seat in the celestial room for third session
2:55 p.m. - Spencer and I walk home, in the rain, happy

{all times are an approximation}


the sutton clan said...

awesome! what an amazing opportunity!

iMaLLheaRt said...

that is so awesome! I'm so excited there's a temple in Vancouver now! I remember having to drive 3 hours just to go to the Seattle temple!

AJ said...

so smart of you to write it down so you can remember.
what an awesome experience. I want to hear more in person... in 2 1/2 months.

Maughan"sters" said...

That is gorgeous! That's great that you could go!

Quigley Family said...

I should have recorded you telling the's better in person. More exhausting and nerve racking and exciting. Thanks for the laughs.

Kathy said...

I agree with the Quigley Family, hearing the story told was hilarious. Love mom.