Friday, October 5, 2007

Utah #3

September 23rd
So on Sunday we did the church thing and I have to say, it’s so different down there. Aubrey is in the University 15th ward!!! It makes me laugh haha, 15th!!! We’re lucky to have two (not that the singles even really counts ‘cause there are like 20 people!)
So there were 2 speakers, one from the ward, and then Elder Larson was #2. I don’t know if you all know that name, but he used to be in the 70 and maybe even the 12. He was amazing and I really enjoyed his talk. He spoke about giving back to your community (in their case, university) and really just living it up. He was the cutest old man and he had a similar air about him as President Hinkley. That twinkle, you know the one I am talking about. I wish we had more visitors like that up here in Halifax.
After church we went to Sharee’s parents house for her brothers homecoming. I am not going to lie, it was the best food ever. They had thai food brought in and I ate it right up! Talking about it now makes me crave it. Mmm. We got to do a little photoshoot of the three of us in Sharee’s beautiful backyard, which I don’t have the good pictures from because Sharee couldn’t send them to be because she’s all pregnant and stuff. Correction: she WAS pregnant, and now she’s a new mum!! Brady Lamar was born yesterday (Thursday, October 4th) weighing in at 9lbs 9oz. Holy quarterback!I will post pictures as soon as I get them. For now, back to my Sunday events. So yea, we left Sharee’s and then went to Aubrey’s friends place for some more food (enchiladas) and conversation before the fireside. Now, firesides here are like nothing compared to out there. Like as in, there were over 6000 single university students attending this one, and we’re lucky to get like 60 on any given thing. And we had an awesome speaker…Elder Holland!!! He was awesome. I never thought of him as one of my favourite to listen to, but he was funny as all get out! I felt very blessed to be there.
After the fireside a bunch of people were getting together for dessert, but I was so tired I got Aubrey to drop me to her place before she went. I wanted her to go because this guys she was dating was there, but I couldn’t handle it. So I popped in a movie and fell asleep before her return.
That was my day three. I wish I could still be there. Every time I think about something fun I did there I miss it more! I miss the girls, we had some good this moment. "I think I just threw up in my mouth a little" Haha. Inside joke...
Thanks for checking in dudes.


The Buxton's said...

Yeah, the wards and things are a lot different there aren't they? A lot bigger huh?

Glad that you liked it enough to miss it already! Just think, with all of us crazy students up here, you could come visit and have a different place to stay every night for two weeks from Spanish Fork UT to clear up to Idaho where Annie and Brig are going to end up! You'll have to come visit us too!

Ashley said...

I love Sharee's garden! Looks pretty! She is all belly!
9'9...ouch...i'm afraid when the time comes for me to have kids they will be close to that weight! Brady is a cute name though.

I wish we could have firesides with Elder Holland...he's so great!I always get a kick out of him.

The Bing's said... sounds too cool out there with so many people...and the are super lucky you got to be there for Elder Holland...too cool. Pass on my congratulations to Sharee...that's super exciting and I love the name brady!!!

Drennans said...

You're so weirdo with your throw up in your mouth joke you always do. Sharee looked so cute prego...I'm glad she got that big baby out!!

...Donny & Karlee... said...

That's so cool that you got to experience a missionary homecoming and a fireside! You're lucky too to have been able to hear Elder Holland, he's my favorite to listen to!

chantelle brade said...

Who you did alot in that one day...awesome.
Do you miss Utah yet? I know I do.

Anonymous said...

I'm excited to hear about the rest. LOVE the pictures!

JO said...

I love the photos. I must say I am jealous. Utah wards are so different aren't they? We are sure glad we are in your ward now because we just love you and Josh and are happy we get to play with you :)