Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Utah Trip

This past week we had the opportunity to go to Utah. It was a happy/sad time for us. We were originally going to celebrate Brad's sister, Anne's graduation from BYU. A few days before we were to leave, Brad's Uncle Lewis passed away. We were able to attend the funeral. Lewis was an amazing man! I wish I could have known him better. I only met him once and that was right after we got married. He welcomed me into the Bastian Family with open arms. I remember feeling very loved from someone I didn't know. The funeral was one of the best I had ever been to. His children, (there are 8), all spoke at the funeral about what their dad had taught them. Lewis loved the Prophet Joseph Smith, he loved the gospel of Jesus Christ .

Anne's graduation was great! Congratulations Anne on finishing your degree. I know you worked hard and you deserve it.

It was so nice to be back on the campus of BYU. I really miss the great times I had when I went to school there. I was able to show Brad and the kids where I lived, things I did and all the great times I had while there. We visited with friends that I hadn't seen in a while and caught up on all the latest happenings in their life.

We visited a couple of temples around the Salt Lake Valley. I think Tyler really loved to see the Salt Lake Temple. He played in the water, ran around, and picked flowers on Temple Square.
In Provo, we went to the duck pond on BYU campus, Tyler loved chasing the ducks. We went to Bridal Veil Falls, drove the Alpine Loop and of course went to BYU bookstore. Tyler got a shirt that says BYU Cougars with a cougar on it. He wants to wear it everyday.

The trip was great! I can't wait to go back and see friends and family again.

Rest area, had to get out and play and stretch our legs

Gerry, Gayleene, Merrill, Darlene, Kathy, Stan, Roger

Anne in graduation robes

Tyler flying like a plane

Tyler being a duck, really he was chasing them


Jamie Blake said...

Oohh, the picture you took of Brad and the kids is darling! I am glad that you had a good time.

Whipple's said...

The pics are great..we went to Utah too this past spring and had a great time sightseeing the place. We visited the bookstore too, and bought stuff that we couldn't live without...so much fun

~Tammy~ said...

The family looks GREAT!! Ty is getting SOOO TALL!!! OMG! Did he grow overnight??

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