Whenever the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints builds a temple, there is a period of a few weeks when the public can tour the building during an open house. Right before the dedication (when only members of the church with a current temple reccommend can go inside the temple) there is a cultural celebration. Mainly a brief history of the town in which the temple is built. The youth of the church (ages 12-18) were invited to be a part of the celebration.
Because I am of age to have a child in that age range, this celebration hit a little closer to home for me. Gimme was able to participate. There were lots of practices, lots of time, and lots of effort put into this event, and I think it came together perfectly...as perfect as it can be with 12,000 youth.
Most importantly, I think Gimme came away from the experience with closer association to the temple. I think she feels like the Idaho Falls temple is "her" temple. I'm so excited to go there with her. It was redicated today by President Henry B. Eyring.
Luckily, I had an "in" with security at the dress rehearsal. "S-2" was able to send a few pictures while on duty. :)
For more information about LDS Temples, and why they are so important, click HERE.