25 May 2008

BYU Father/Sons Day 3

Day 3 began with a bang. At 6:45 a.m., Todd met us to drive up to Temple Square for Debby's setting apart in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. We had juice, yogurt and Krispy Kreme donuts compliments of the camp breakfast. At the conference center we met up with James, Tricia, Olivia and Gavin and then went into a little room where the President of the Choir spoke to just Debby and us prior to her setting apart. It was terrific timing for me to be there while this Father/Son camp was going on. You see a couple of fun pictures above prior to us watching Music and the Spoken Word, which Debby then sang in! I am so proud of my "little sister"!! I am not sure where my son gets his funniness around the camera! :)

Music and the Spoken Word's theme today was one for Memorial Day. Of the five pieces performed, I really enjoyed "Hymn to the Fallen" and "Amazing Grace". We were able to sit very close to the front and see bagpipes performed during "Amazing Grace". Very cool!

Zach and I then walked around the conference center...you see a picture of us from the top of the conference center with the Temple in the background. We then went to a special sacrament meeting just for our camp in the Assembly Hall. The coaches blessed the sacrament and they got some of the deacon age boys from the camp to pass. The speakers for the meeting were Lloyd Newell (Music and the Spoken Word) and Coach Rose.

When the sacrament meeting was done we boarded the buses and went to "This is the Place" park. The picture you see is Zach standing in front of one of the monuments....Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball and Wilford Woodruff on top. The statues immediately above Zach are Orson Pratt and Erastus Snow. Zach is a descendant of Orson Pratt (from Jen's side of the family), and Orson Pratt was instrumental in bringing the three above to that location. It really is impressive looking out on the valley as Brigham Young did so many years ago.

We finished the day with a trip back down to campus, dinner at the Cannon Center (back at the dorms), a fireside given by Jimmer Fredette (current BYU player) and Devin Durrant (former player who also played for the Indiana Pacers for a short while), and an ice cream social back at the Cannon Center.

Another great day!!


Allen Lovers said...

Hey, hopefully you remember who I am but I have enjoyed looking at your growing family. When you guys left you only had just a couple of kids who were very small, hope all is well!!
Anna Petersen Allen

Anonymous said...

Hi! This is fun to find your blog posting. It was a wonderful day. I am so glad that you were there for Debby. It meant the world. It was also very cool to have your entire group at the broadcast. Wishing you happy travels.

Debby's best friend :)