Saturday, December 21, 2013

Salt Lake Lights

Tonight we headed north to Salt Lake City to enjoy the Christmas lights. Our first stop was the Museum of Church History for a special exhibit of Norman Rockwell paintings about scouting. This exhibit was in honor of the 100th anniversary of LDS sponsored scout troops. For some reason the scout outings I participate in never quite look the same as those drawn by Rockwell.

 Norman Rockwells and photo bombers in the making.

One of the many creches displayed in the museum and around Temple Square. This is a Swedish nativity. I love the angel visiting the shepherds and the wise men on horses.

We then dined at JBs restaurant. I remember growing up when it was called JBs Big Boy restaurant. I ordered fish from the 55 and over section--first time I have gotten a financial discount for being old!

We then enjoyed the telling of the Christmas Story and the wonderful lights of Temple Square.


Ever since I was a child I have always enjoyed the decorated windows at the ZCMI department store (now Macys). This year the theme was large candy decorated rotating ornaments.

Notice the temple and tabernacle.

This ornament promoted taking care of our earth.

Tells the story of Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus.

Where ZCMI once stood, now stands the two block City Creek Mall.

The view of Main Street towards Temple Square from the skyway connecting the two blocks.

Last Saturday Sarah, Joel and Will played up a storm at their Christmas themed piano recital. Their teacher Sue Smith is a wonderful teacher.

With all of the recent snow, our yard has become a favorite hang out for all types of birds. They enjoy gleaning our grapes and walnuts and eating the pyracantha, mountain ash and flowering pear fruits.

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