The few weeks spent in Utah post-Tonga were kind of a whirlwind. We spent time with Mike's family and mine, went to San Francisco to pick out an apartment, and then went back to the Salt Lake and Provo areas to tie up some loose ends at BYU. I don't have many pictures from our time in Cedar City (Mike's mom takes the pictures there), but I do have pictures of the delicious homemade ice cream we made using some vanilla beans we brought back from Tonga. They are so rich and delicious they are hard to describe.
I love looking at all the tiny "specks" on the beans. They are sooooo yummy! In Cedar City we also went to the Shakespearean festival and saw Macbeth. It was truly amazing. We hike Kanarville Falls and had lots of fun spending time with Mike's family.
After finishing things up in Provo, we went to Fairview with my family. Above is a picture of the drug store my great grandfather owned.
Very near the drugstore is a super fun park that is way cooler than anything I played at as a kid. Natalie, Kristin, and I took Patten and Kimball to play there one morning.
We also did a little thing called moving. We loaded up this trusty Penske truck (Penske! Penske! Don't let Uhaul fool you!) with most of our belongings Saturday evening. It was nice to remember we have dishes and DVD's after not using them all summer.
It didn't really hit me that we were leaving until we packed the Johnson Couch of Love in the van to take to the DI. It was such a good couch, I still can't believe that it's gone! But it was huge, and although we tried to find a loving owner for it, we couldn't. Hopefully someone will love it as much as my family did over the years. I have a feeling my mom is secretly thrilled to have it go...