Saturday, April 30, 2011

Krista's BYU Graduation

We made a fast trip to Provo, Utah for Krista's graduation from BYU , with her bachelors degree in Public Health. 
 Josh  is so proud of his bride!  Now it's Josh's turn to finish school.  He is majoring in International Business and minoring in Computer Technology at Utah Valley University and he is working for Sprint.
 It was great to see Krista's family. Her youngest sister, Amy will be a BYU freshman in September. 

 Josh and Krista have worked hard decorating their apartment.  They were excited to surprise us with their new couch, entertainment center, curtains, and pictures up on the wall.  They have created a nice cozy home.  All of our children now have better furniture and TV's than us! 
 We seldom visit Utah in the Spring.  We are usually there in the summer or at Thanksgiving.  After living in the desert for over 30 years, the beautiful springtime took my breath away.
 The  pink and white flowering trees are all over town.  They were exquisite against the back drop of bright blue skies, puffy white clouds, and snow covered moutains.  There is still a ton of snow. The tulips and daffodils were just beginning to bloom.  Days like this I wish I owned a nice camera and had the talent to capture the moment without powerlines and parking lots in my pictures!
On the way up to Provo we spent  the night with my parents in Parowan.  While in Provo we stayed with our dear friends, Tim and Shannon Dulaney.  Tim was Craig's best man and Shannon and I were bridesmaids for each other. They just moved  to Provo in August when Dr. Shannon Dulaney started her new job as an assistant professor at BYU in the education dept.  It is always so fun to be with them, and the years just melt away.  It was just like the old days, staying up too late laughing, talking and playing cards. 

We were able to visit Craig's sister and her hubby, Lillis & Frank Byers in Salt Lake City on Thursday afternoon.  It is always wondeful to spend time with them. Shame on us for not taking any pictures.  Lillis just had back surgery this past week.

On the way home we stopped for lunch at IN "N OUT in St. George and we looked up and saw that we were sitting next to Robin & Kathi Hiatt, friends from Moreno Valley who moved out of our ward over 20 years ago!  It doesn't seem possible that it's been that long.  They were also on the way home from their daughter and son-in-law's graduation at BYU. It's a small world in the church!!!

We had an easy  trip home on Saturday and we experienced every kind of weather through the state of Utah, inlcluding snow and fog at the Scipio summit.  We got home about 6 p.m. and I was able to go grocery shopping for Easter dinner the next day and find everything I needed, including Reeces Pieces eggs.  I was glad that my Primary lesson was all prepared and ready to go before we left for Utah. 

We had a lovely Scrament meeting, although both Craig and I missed our dear Valley View Ward choir. On Sunday afternoon, we had the Gargalis family over for Easter dinner.  Melissa made darling Easter cake balls decorated like chicks and eggs for dessert.  I did the usual ham, yummy potatoes and most wonderful cherry jello.  It was all a taste treat.  This year to mix it up a little I used frozen rolls to make dinner rolls in the shape of ducks and bunnies. It was a busy, fim day.  And once again,
shame on us for not taking any pictures. 

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