Brian had to work in Utah last week, so a couple of the kids joined him for a variety of activities and a couple of personal events as well.
First on the agenda, The BYU vs. Utah State football game, where Hillary wasn’t sure what shirt to wear, since she has already been accepted to Utah State and has deferred a scholarship there while she is in China…by the way she is leaving way to quickly. We are on a count down.
All three had a great time on the field and for some reason they shot off the “touchdown cannon” so they were on the field most of the game. Noah got a game ball from the coach and a former coach of Brian’s set them up with sweatshirts, hats and t-shirts, including signature Jimmer stuff for Chase. They rolled out the red carpet for him. The kids were stoked….Brian again…..loving life.
For Brian, this is his element and he was in heaven. This whole month he will be in heaven…Next, BYU vs. Notre Dame and then Georgia Tech…..dreamy!
Next day, they headed down to the General Conference of our church where they were able to get tickets from a friend in Pennsylvania. Thanks
Hillary and her friend, Paula were super excited about getting in for the second saturday sessions. For you who don’t know about the conference, it is a major production out of Salt Lake City and the whole state is bustling that weekend. The city center is jammed packed with conference goers.
At BYU they ran into one of our favorite former missionaries from New Hampshire…Elder Gelwix. We love him!
They shopped around Salt Lake City after.
Since Noah turned 12, it was Brian’s dream to take him to the priesthood session on Saturday evening. These photos aren’t the great off the phone but at least we have some.
The best thing about the night was the both grandfathers joined them, making it a special evening for everyone.
We love both set of Grandparents who fed and hosted all weekend. Brian went to the Sunday morning session with Hillary and his parents and then to a big halibut fry at my mom and dads before they flew out.
Obviously the big news out of the conference was the reduction of the age of when youth can serve a full-time mission. Boys can now go at 18 vs. 19 and girls can go at 19 vs. 21. They serve for 2 years (boys) and 1.5 years (girls).
I have children freaking out right now over the mission age. Hillary called me screaming right when it was announced.
Now it seems like she has a million options….Does she go to college? Does she go on a mission?
It was nice to see that it is a recommendation….and not a dead set age. Chase turns 18 before his senior year…so he will be 19…. if not older regardless, he may go one year to college as previously planned.
Hillary will put her papers in at 19 and go at 20….she is so excited. She turns 19 three weeks after she gets home from China…so she might need a little break.
A lot was jammed into a short time period…but it was a
a big huge weekend for these three…I am so happy they got the opportunity to go.