Wednesday, July 13, 2011
On June 16th, we went to the Manti Pageant. We left on Saturday afternoon when Adam got off of work. We were planning to drive the Mini Cooper up there, but before we were even out of Santa Clara it started doing really weird things. We were both frustrated, and were trying to decide if we should still go. I decided that we really needed to and I would drive my car. We got up there around 7 p.m, picked up my mom, and went to Roy's pizza in Ephraim. I've been there a few times and they have the best pizza and cheese bread ever! After dinner we went over to the temple grounds and found my dad, and the show started shortly after. I've been to the Manti Pageant before, but I was only like six years old, and all I remember is my mom waking me up saying, "Kenna, look! That guy is on top of the temple!" It was nice to see it again, and actually understand what was going on. I loved it so much, and it was such the perfect night. I wrapped up in the blanket and was so comfortable. At the end of the show there were a lot of people on the hill by the temple in all white, flowy clothing. They started singing a beautiful hymn, and the temple lit up. It gave me the cold chills. I had the calmest, warmest feeling inside as we walked to our cars. My parents were going to sleep in Richfield, but I decided that I was awake enough to drive home. Adam fell asleep in the passengers seat, and I followed my parents all the way to Richfield. We got gas and a red bull and I drove all the way home! We finally got home around 4 a.m. It was such a quick trip and kinda last minute, but next year we are going to go up and stay at the campground by the temple, and stay a couple of days. I'm mad that I didn't take any pictures up there. I really need to be better at that. We loved the show and are so excited to go back next year!