Wednesday morning I met up with my friends Josselyn and Shay for breakfast at Kneaders. Teresa dropped me off so they could see Jaxon, but then took him home with her so that we could enjoy breakfast without a busy toddler. It was so fun to catch up and visit for a couple hours. I always love that it feels like we are still roommates and nothing has changed even though our lives are so different. Love those girls! They even surprised me and showed up one last time late Wednesday night to bring me a Swig drink and to hang out a little longer.
Later that day I took a tour of the new three-plex being built behind our old building. It is crazy to see the changes being done and it is going to be a great new place to live. That night we went to Jack's pizza with Jared and Kierra, then all the girls and Jaxon ran a few errands while Jared studied. While at Hobby Lobby, Jaxon took a ceramic decretive fork off a shelf and started pushing it around. For a second I thought I should put it back, but from far away it looked plastic so I just let him go to keep him happy. He ended up dropping and breaking the fork (should have listened to the prompting) and so Teresa ended up paying for it. We glued it back together at home, and it is now hanging in their kitchen as a nice reminder of their crazy grandson. The next morning we were laughing, because whenever asked where Jaxon's fork was, he would point to it hanging on the wall.
|Fell asleep playing with Grandma Teresa|
We met up one last time for lunch with Jared and Kierra during their work and school breaks at the new burger place on campus called Morty's. It was so good! After lunch Teresa drove us down to meet my mom in Salt Lake. Thursday night my mom and dad had fun watching Jaxon while I went and ran errands with my sisters. We got balloons, paint, and signs and stayed up late making posters and getting excited for the next night to pick up our brother.
Sunday was my favorite day of the whole trip. Trent gave his homecoming talk with another returned Elder in my parents ward. They both did a great job speaking. The chapel was packed full and the spirit was so strong. I am so proud of my brother and the service he gave for two years to the Lord and the people of Italy. I know it not only changed the lives of others, but helped him mature and gain a rock solid testimony of his Saviors love and everlasting gospel.
|Giving kisses to Uncle Trent ;)|
|Heather, Megan, and our cousin Melissa|
|I realized I didn't know where Jaxon was, and when I ran outside|
I spotted this cute pair down the street. He sure loves his Aunt Ashley!