Thursday, December 08, 2005

Christmas Lights

Every year, the Mesa Temple decorates the grounds with lights and different Christmas scenes. There are programs to listen to, movies to watch, and my personal favorite, the Christus statue in the Visitors Center.

This year, the Bear was so excited to go see Baby Jesus. We wanted it to be clear to him that this Baby Jesus was not the REAL Baby Jesus, but just a doll.

The Bear piped up, "Baby Jesus is Peetend... like Dementors?"

"No honey, Jesus is real... Harry Potter and Dementors are Pretend."


So we made the short trip to the Temple grounds where the Bear was chomping at the bit to go see Baby Jesus. We pointed out the big shiny star under which lay of course the Nativity set.

After that we walked around looking at the lights. There was one display that was a lighted version of a fountain. The Bear wanted to go run around in it. I told him no. He said, "I wont get wet!"

Our last stop was to the Visitors Center to see the Christus. The Bear was once again excited to see Jesus. When they opened the curtain. I took him up in from of the Christus, and DramaMama took a couple photos of us. My favorite is shown above.

The Christus is awe-inspiring.

As we walked away from the Visitors Center, the Bear yelled, "Bye Big Jesus Statue!"

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At December 09, 2005 7:42 PM, Blogger Doug said...


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At December 16, 2005 7:46 AM, Blogger Lisa said...

Jesus is alive and very real-glad that your son knows that! Celebrate! Merry Christmas!


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