On September 19th, the week after Andrea flew out to college, her good friend from high school was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon). Andrea was on Facetime so she could see and hear a lot of what was going on.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
After flying in to Salt Lake City, I spend time with my mom in St. George. Then my mom and Craig drove up with me to Provo. Dave flew in from Maryland to meet me. Andrea had flown to Seattle first to spend time with James and his family, and then spend a couple days with Julia and Matt, and saw Daniel and Meg.
[ Julia is working at an Interior Design firm. Matt, Daniel and Meg are students at BYU in Provo.]
For Daniel's birthday we [Dave, me, Daniel, Meg, Julia, Matt, Andrea] went to a place in Provo where you have a solve a mystery together in an hour with the clues in a room.
That day we also rented jet skiis at the lake up in Provo canyon. Julia, Dad and Andrea went for awhile. There were fires in the canyon a few miles away and we saw helicopters dipping large buckets in the lake to take to put out the fires,
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Andrea started school at BYU in Idaho in September. Since we were flying into Salt Lake City, I decided to first go to St. George in Southern Utah to see my Mom, while Andrea visited Julia and Daniel in Provo.
The beautiful St. George 'Mormon' temple was built by early pioneers though a lot of sacrifice, since there was nothing here when they came. It was complete in 1877. Made of native red sandstone, it was then plastered white.
I also got to see my cousin Will, my Uncle Wes and Aunt Mary Jo.
One evening I thought I saw lightning, and then realized I was seeing flashes in my eyes, as well as dark spots. Since the next day was Sunday and all ophthalmologists offices were closed I had to go to ER, and then was referred to an ophthalmologist, who opened his office for me. The problem was thankfully not dangerous to my vision.
As a precaution, though, the next day my Mom drove my rental car up with me the 4 hour drive to Provo, while Craig drove their car. They stayed a night with us in Provo as we saw our children--
Andrea, Julia and Matt, and Daniel and Meg.