Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Family trip to Utah

Jacob and Katie attended EFY at BYU Provo the first week of June. We drove them out there as a family and stayed with Rich's sister Nancy for the week. We all had a great time! Here are some pictures of our fun.

These are the boys from Jacob and Katie's EFY company. 9 kids from our ward all attended the same week. There were also lots of kids from the Stake. They had tons of fun, but Jacob brought home the Utah flu that was passed all around EFY that week. Fortunately, he didn't get sick until the week was over. His roommate had the fever right in the middle of the fun.
Some of the girls from the company.

Here is the whole company Seek Ye, with Jacob being a ham up front, as usual.

While in Utah, we spent time with lots of friends we don't get to see very often. We were reminded that we have a lot of fantastic friends with a bunch of great kids. In this picture, we met Randy and Cheryl Cox and their family at the park for lunch in American Fork. We brought along Nancy's gang, too, which made a big group for games.

Beth and Mallory, Nancy's daughter, really hit it off. BFF
In addition to spending time with great friends and family, one highlight of our trip was to take a tour of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple in South Jordan. Beth really didn't want to leave Mallory to go, but we forced her. It was a self-guiding tour, which meant we could take our time and stop to see certain parts. We spent extra time in the baptistry, explaining about the font and baptisms for the dead. We all loved a chance to be in the temple, and Beth told me as we were leaving, "I'm so glad I came, Mom!" That is the spirit of the House of the Lord. Here is the view, which would almost convince me to move to Utah. Not quite, but almost. It is breathtaking for those of us who don't get to see the Wasatch Front every day.

Thanks, David and Nancy, for being so generous and opening your home. I guess we will be back in Provo next year for the Pettingill family reunion--I can't wait!!

1 comment:

Jeri Pettingill said...

Loved the photos and stories. I'm glad it was a happy time together for everyone!