I received permission to travel quickly to Orem and back for our daughter’s reception Wednesday, 10 August. It was held in our backyard. While President Lewis drove to Omak, I flew over Mt. Ranier, to Seattle, then to SLC.
It was fast and fun trip. Highlights were meeting some missionary parents and family members. Here are the Harmans:And the Stedmans:And here is Sis. Lorna Wood, wife of my first Mission President. She is a first cousin to Graham’s mom!It was a magical evening.And then look who showed up! Elders Rosenkrantz, Newbold, Wilkey and Fernandez!The next day, Elders Woodward and Carter dropped by to say hello.And I met Elder Carter’s fiance, Hayley.I’m getting a fun taste of how it will be when we are all home again and able to come and go, visiting each other and cheering each other on during special occasions, and on any summer afternoon. I look forward to years of visits like these.