So I know it was a week ago, but I'm finally going to post some pictures from my adventures in Utah. So here's how it went down...
Zach, Kate, Margaret and I drove to the Motherland. They dropped me off at Dave's house in Provo. Dave and I relished in nostalgia, hit some pine cones with golf clubs in cul de sac, and hung out with Pete, Liz, & Darcy. At almost midnight, Dave dropped me off at Amber's house, where I would be spending the night. Amber and I had some good reflection time. She's one quality gal. Later, Tony came over, and because of the BYU Honor Code (you're not allowed to have people of the opposite sex in your house after midnight), we almost froze to death outside. We were both wearing flip-flops. We sat on the porch and talked until nearly 4am. It was great to spend time with him again. Tony has had some crazy luck with roommates, and it looks like the 'crazy roommate fairy' dropped another load off on him.
...had a super breakfast with Amber and her roommates. Tony was going to Ogden to spend time with his family, and he dropped me off at my aunt's house in Syracuse. We meant to leave Provo at, like, 8am, but didn't end up leaving until 11:30, mostly because we stayed up until 4am the night before. On the way up, we hit up a used record store in Layton, just like old times, where we made the following purchases: Beck CD, Bjork CD, 2 Violent Femmes CDs, About a Boy, and Hollywood Ending. Can you guess who bought what? Probably not, because Tony and I both like the same stuff. I let him have the Beck CD. That's what friends are for.
I spent some quality time with the fam. Steph and I watched conference, and then hit up the good ol' Layton Hills Mall to buy bday presents for Jill. We met the rest of the Smith women at the Layton Hills Cinema, where we saw a less-than-cinematic film starring Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford, Camryn Manheim, and (here's the kicker...) J-Lo. It also featured a bear who mauls people. Later, we met up with Julie and we all went to dinner at some new restaurant called "Roosters." I loved spending time with these great gals and I miss living so close to family. Featured above is a blurry picture taken by a busboy on his way to the restroom, outside of Roosters.
Stephanie and Karen dropped me off at the Taylors' in the morning for the mission reunion. It was freaking awesome to see everyone all in one place. The last time most of us were together was at Kyle's wedding, back in May. After Zach & Kate and I left the Taylors,' but not before we got on the freeway, I realized that I left my laptop there. Oops. Brian called to say he would meet us by the freeway and drop it off. Some things never change.
Pictures above include:
a) So we exchanged the snare drum stand for a laptop case...
b.) Heather R. & Heather H., former companions with the same first name.
c.) The entire Nauvoo crew (or at least some of those at the reunion). ((Top, L-R: me, Megan, Heather H, Kate & Zach. Bottom: Kyle & Melissa, Lindsay & Bracken, Bill, Brian))
d.) Brian & Heather
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