Saturday, April 27, 2013

39 Days Left To REGISTER!

**Temple Square Reunion Update!** Keep those RSVPs coming !!!! We received a bunch this week - even all the way from Germany! For those who haven't, you only have 39 more days to get it to us! And don't forget to send the information we need with your check (email, t-shirt size, etc)!

If you have any questions, just let us know! :)


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Time To Plan!

Copyright By houstonryan
Hello McPhie Temple Square family! It is finally time to start planning ahead for THE mission reunion of a lifetime. It has been 20 years since most of us have had the chance to share things like "You wouldn't believe what happened to me on my tour!" stories, stinky feet and spider vein prevention tips, and Golden Swirl. That's right... 20 YEARS! Can you believe it? Well, let's not make it 20 more years. Your reunion committee has been busy little elves over the past year and a half and we think we have some really special things for you to enjoy. 

The Schedule As of NOW *time could change with more fun stuff added!

FRIDAY June 28th, 2013 (7 a.m. - finish)
135 A Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Come join us in what might be the most funnest free non-official race/mission memory tour (and training session for me) you might ever do. We lived "within walking distance of Temple Square" for fourteen months and had some good times. Let's relive some of them!

FRIDAY June 28, 2013 (4 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
160 East 4600 South
Murray, UT 84107
Gather the hubby (or wife if you are one of our beloved senior couples), the kids, and yourself for some food and fun. This is the time when we get to share some of the most important people in our lives with some of the most important people in our lives. You decide which is which. Bring a camera to capture and share some of those memories when you get back home. Mingling starting at 4p.m. and chowing down at 5p.m.!

Friday is the FAMILY picnic
with yummy food!
(Please bring food with you if you or a loved one has food allergies)
  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches 
  • Corn On The Cob
  • Salad
  • Baked Beans and a Roll
  • Dessert
  • Soda and Water

SATURDAY June 29, 2013
  • 9 a.m. Salt Lake Temple 
    • Saturday morning session at the Salt Lake Temple. All are welcome to attend. That means spouses ya'll. We will meet in the chapel after you have dressed in your white clothes.
  • Free Time/Sight Seeing around Salt Lake City or anywhere else you would like to go. Check out our recent post on sight seeing optionsThe time is yours, enjoy!
  • 2 pm Legacy: A Mormon Journey
    • A private screening just for us! It will be in the North Visitors Center, theater #5, 2 p.m. sharp! Quoting is allowed.
  • 4 pm Mission Picture
    • Please meet at the fountain between the JSMB and the COB for a big group mission photo. Bring your cameras! Should there be inclement weather we will take the picture after the dinner while inside the JSMB.
  • 6-9 pm Dinner at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building
  • Bring your cameras!
    • Temple Square missionary (no spouses unless they served on Temple Square with you) dinner at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in the Sharon/Manchester Room - on the 9th floor - overlooking Temple Square. 

SUNDAY June 30, 2013
Come, Come ye Saints.
Come listen to them sing!
  • 8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m. Music and the Spoken Word 
    • Enjoy the beauty of the choir in the Conference Center. One of our very own (Sister Anne-Marie SaintFelix) is a member.
    • We have reserved seating! Please meet at the Conference Center (DOOR 8) at 8:45 a.m.. Lloyd Newell will be recognizing us before the broadcast begins. As always, children under 8 will need to go to the Conference Center Theater.

But Temple Square Reunion Blog, how much can all of this fantasmagorical (name that leprechaun outside of the south gate) goodness possibly cost? It has to be priceless, right? Nope. We wish it were. But we think the reunion elves have done a great job in keeping costs low. Check it out!

The cost options for the reunion are as follows:

  • OPTION 1....$75 per sister/elder
    • Friday and Saturday Events includes...
      • Friday family picnic (whether you attend by yourself or with your entire family)
      •  Saturday (Temple Square missionaries only) dinner at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building
      • an official Temple Square Reunion t-shirt.
  • OPTION 2....$15 per family (whether you attend by yourself or with your entire family)
    • Friday Event ONLY includes...
      • Family Picnic ONLY
  • OPTION 3....$60 per sister/elder
    • Saturday Event ONLY includes...
      • Temple Square missionaries only dinner at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building
      • an official Temple Square Reunion t-shirt.
  • Senior Couples...$135 per senior couple
    • This includes...
      • Friday family picnic 
      • Saturday (Temple Square missionaries only) dinner at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building
      • Two official Temple Square Reunion t-shirts.
    • If you are attending the dinner only the cost will be $120.
      • This $120 cost includes...
        • Saturday (Temple Square missionaries only) dinner at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building
        • Two official Temple Square Reunion t-shirts.
If you cannot make it to the reunion but would like an official Temple Square Reunion t-shirt please contact us at

Now that you know which option you would like please follow these instructions carefully - we need the following:

Please send your check or money order to:

Jennifer Johnson

PO BOX 67353


NO LATER THAN JUNE 5TH. We apologize but we need final counts by that time so we will not be accepting any checks after JUNE 5TH.

*Please do not send cash.*

We need the following included with your check or money order:

Option Chosen:
  • OPTION 1....$75 per sister/elder (Friday & Saturday)
    • How many will be attending the picnic?
  • OPTION 2....$15 per family (Family Picnic ONLY)
    • How many will be attending the picnic?
  • OPTION 3....$60 per sister/elder (Saturday dinner with Official T-shirt ONLY)
  • Senior Couples...$135 per senior couple (Friday & Saturday)
    • How many will be attending the picnic?
  • Senior Couples...$120 per senior couple (Saturday dinner with Official T-shirts ONLY)
NOTE:If you have already paid $50 to help with the deposit for the JSMB dinner - then please subtract that amount when you send your check or money order.

Next, include the following information:

First name:
Maiden name (name on your mission):
Last name:

Current address:

Phone Number:

**Email Address (very important for receipt of money received):

T-shirt size and style: 
T-shirts run small - so please get one size LARGER than you would normally get at the store.
  • Style: men/women 
  • Size: small/medium/large/x-large/xx-large
Again, please send your check or money order and all information requested no later than JUNE 5TH.

Lastly, if you have not already done so, please send pictures (mission pictures and/or family pictures) to Ginger Miller at so she can include them in the slideshow! We appreciate her hard work on making it a highlight of the reunion. But she can't do it without your pictures!

If you have any questions – please do not hesitate to ask! The email address for questions – and to receive the official RSVP receipt is:

Or you can call Jen Johnson at 505-660-8606. She would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Thank you for your excitement as we prepare for this reunion! As a committee, we are doing all we can to make sure it will be a wonderful weekend for everyone! We know many are traveling far distances to attend. We can’t wait to see all of you – and are excited for all the *new* memories which will be made - and the friendships which will be renewed! 

See you June 28, 29, 30 on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah! And be watching for the full itinerary... it's coming soon!

Thank you!
The Temple Square Reunion Committee

Jennifer Christensen Johnson
Becky Robles Lloyd
Cristina Cano
Christine Yeh Hartman