Sunday, September 13, 2015

Saturday is Preparation Day

Kristi, Callie, Brighton, Todd, Janet, Jeff, Harrison (grumpy), Rachel, David
Brad got all of us together for a picture after lunch at Chubby's -- appropriate name for a restaurant that serves mostly hamburgers, fries, and shakes. We had a great morning starting at David and Rachel's home. David picked us up at the MTC with our rather large bag of laundry. We had breakfast with Brad and the Chinns and visited while we ran our laundry through the machines. We drove to Pleasant Grove so that Brad could see Todd and Kristi's home and visit with them. Kristi had bubbles for the little ones (way to go, Kristi), so Harrison and Callie had a good time in the back yard until it was time for lunch.

After lunch together at Chubby's, Brad and Janet and I drove to Cottonwood Heights to visit Aunt Miggs. What a wonderful lady. We sat outside on the patio and talked for a long time. It was a warm afternoon and really pretty outside. I find it hard to believe that she is 93 years old. Her mind is agile and her sense of humor is intact. She has medical problems common to someone who has lived as long as she has, but she soldiers on. She tries to find little ways to be of service. She took over a flower box near the patio and planted flowers and vegetables in it. She takes joy in watering and tending this small garden, and I'm sure other residents appreciate it.
Brad and I with Aunt Marguerite and Janet
Brad took us with him to the airport, and David and Rachel picked us up there on their way to a wedding reception in downtown Salt Lake City. It was hard to tell my brother goodbye knowing that I might not see him for two years. The older we get, the better friends we are. We grow closer as we age. 

While David and Rachel took Harrison to the reception, Janet and I went to the food court at City Creek and got some dinner. We sat outside on a perfect evening. Rachel asked a couple of weeks ago if we would consider moving here after our mission if they still live here. I think I would like to live in the mountains and enjoy this lovely weather for a while. We'll have to mull that over.

We ended the day back at Todd and Kristi's for a little bit of the BYU - Boise State football game. As BYU's offense sputtered, Janet was also running out of gas, so we had David take us back to the MTC. We turned in after a long day, tired but fulfilled. I woke up, by the way, some time after we went to sleep when fireworks went off at the stadium. BYU scored three times in the 4th quarter to win the game 35-24. Elder Bunn in our district graduated from Boise State, so I'm sure that he will be feeling low.

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