…made up a little family dance:
Ate our traditional conference cinnamon rolls…except we didn’t make them this time, brought some that had been in the freezer since last Christmas…not quite the same appeal but hey, tradition rules 😉
Lu and I got to ride her beloved ferris wheel:
We enjoyed the beach:
It was during this dinner out that we finally got the news that Max had done it: He had slipped that ring on Abby’s finger. And this picture popped up on our group text:
One of my favorite memories from the week was huddling around my phone on FaceTime with those two, their excitement electric, telling us all the details.
We went to Disneyland one day.
The big kids stayed late, and Lucy sweet-talked all the adults into playing some scum:
Ha! Lucy sure has some great supporters.
Took and adult bike-ride one morning:
We had those few days in California and then Dave headed back for work while the girls and I made the trek to Utah to meet up with these two other kids we love:
We hadn’t seen them since they got engaged so we were all so excited, but it was pouring rain, hard to find parking, Lucy was yowling trying to maneuver the puddles and the rain in the dark despite (or maybe because of) all the help we were trying to give. But those guys had hot cookies waiting for us and we were pretty excited to see them for a little before Max had to get some sleep for early-morning volleyball the next day.
From there we headed through leaves and glory to visit three colleges.
Then Grace and I took a tour of Utah Valley University (UVU).
Pretty impressed with that place!
After that we went to a career fair at BYU, and within about 15 minutes ran into four people we know and love:
From there we made the long drive up to visit Dave’s parents and two nephews up in Rexburg, Idaho:
One with these nephews showing us the way:
And one in this golf cart with an actual official tour guide:
…amidst all this beauty.
…a pretty profound experience what I wrote about back HERE.
More driving and oooo’ing and ahhhhh’ing at all the beauty of the earth:
Until we arrived in Logan where we went to dinner at this tasty place I fell in love with.
(I know that’s not the most important thing, or very picturesque, but it was good enough to add to this post and I really am trying to be selective in the pictures. My mouth is watering thinking of it.)
Meanwhile Dave was back home at a company golf thing and sent this:
We saw our own beauty-views the next morning at our Utah State University tour.
It never hurts to have your fellow-senior-cousin come join in the second part of the tour and think maybe he’ll go there too…
…nor does it hurt to find out all about “true Aggie night” Ha! That is a pretty funny tradition that happened to be happening that night.
Ok, and the ice cream didn’t hurt the experience either:
My parents went here, and got engaged in that “A” tower behind us, so it was fun to be together there with my sister Saren and think of those parents of ours traipsing around the same campus.
Then we watched our cousin on the other side in his football game along with Nana and Papa and other cousins:
Grace ran into some HEFY friends and was so excited about that.
And then…on our last night…we had a sleepover/dance party with this crew:
Played cards until late, and then dance party until even later:
(My parents were out of town and missed all the hoopla…missed you M&D!)
Loved watching this group together…missed Elle though!!
Here are some out-takes of our morning:
We tried to go wedding shopping at a place that was all stuffy and didn’t let you try on wedding dresses without a stylist and an appointment…but we still had fun looking.
And then…we came home.
To be reunited with our David…and our dog.
It was quite a week!