Denver on my way to SLC. Everyone was wearing Broncos jerseys. Apparently they were in some big game this weekend...
Emma spent a lot of time taking awesome pictures. I imagine she will have an awesome blog post at some point with a lot of really professional looking pictures.
One of the most special family outings we had was to the Provo City Center temple open house. It is gorgeous!!
Breakfast after the open house.
Emma spent some time doing hair cuts and fixing hair. She was in her element.
I totally got permission to post this picture. Love that crazy lady!! 😄
Mom took me and Emma to BYU for a Norman Rockwell exhibit. I love his work, so this was a lot of fun.
We got ice cream at the Wilkinson center after, and then we wandered around the BYU bookstore for a while.
More hair cutting.
I got to cuddle with a babe while his mom got her hair cut. He was hungry, so I had to keep him happy.
Sunday was William's baby blessing. Then we had breakfast back at Holly's apartment. After Gared pulled out a game and I got to play Rage with his family. They are a hoot. I can't wait to play again some time.
Luckily my mom and I were able to fly out together. After a (far too) short visit with our friends the Arhets we were off to the airport. I wish we could have spent more time with the Arhets. Sister Arhets is one of the best examples of kindness I know. She says everything with a smile. Brother Arhets is wise and kind. He has some of the most interesting stories and I remember listening to them as a youth and being a little amazed at his life. They sent me a most loving letter of concern while Peter was sick a couple years ago when I was in a really low and angry place. My reply was short, and probably not very grateful, but I later considered their words very carefully and had a change of heart. Love and prayers go a long way to helping people, I think. I am grateful for their love and prayers.
My mom and I were on the same flight to Phoenix last night. We got to sit next to each other, which was fun. I remember being a kid and thinking it was so fun to fly standby and get a seat away from mom. Now I am so happy to have a seat next to her. I was a very foolish child. Haha!
I got home really late (or really early depending on how you look at it). The kids and Jonathan were waiting for me at the curb outside the airport, and I loaded my suitcase into the car at 2:00 a.m. They were all asleep, so I drove home since I was well rested after a four hour flight/nap.
It was a short weekend away, but so fun. I miss my family so much. I would like to be closer to them. Maybe I will be soon. We shall see.