Monday, January 11, 2010

the following post was brought to you by "36 hours in the car" which actually, was surprisingly enjoyable

We're home after spending a week in Provo. A little business, mostly pleasure.
I haven't been been back since I graduated in 2003. The campus is looking beautiful again (there was a gaping hole when I left) and Kevin gave us a sweet tour of the student athlete building.
Being in Provo just makes me giddy. So many good memories. I will be forever grateful for the impact attending that fine college had (continues to have) on my life. I toured the gallery on the 2nd floor of the new JFSB, and I thought about how wonderful it is that amidst the studying and stress, BYU provides places for enlightenment almost everywhere you look.

Of course I had to take the kids to the Bean Science Museum. That cheesy (some might say creepy) place is so totally awesome. They loved it. Of course.

Zach and Lily are into dinosaurs right now. We watched a 3-d movie in the Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point. Miss Lily was cracking me up. She didn't move an INCH once that movie started. She sat there with her glasses on and every so often when a small fish would swim by (the glasses made them look very close) I could see her little hand reach out to try and touch it. Magical.

Mostly, this trip reminded me of all the good people in our lives. Our gracious hosts were Ashley and Kevin, we ate dinner with David's former boss in Midway, and we were able to catch up with our Houston friends who were home for the holidays or have moved back. (thanks Christy for the picture)

Really, I think that is the secret to Provo. At some point you realise it's the people you're with that make it so great.


Claire said...

we LOVE the Bean Museum!!! we use to go there all the time! glad you're home safe

Missy said...

I so so completely agree with your last line. It's got to be the people right? What makes Provo so likable? I promise it's the memories (with YOU) that make us love it so much too. Because we don't know anyone there, but I still love the idea of visiting. Sigh. Now you have me WANTING to.

Christy said...

it was so fun to see you guys!!
i'm glad the drive went well. provo is quite the place!

Holbrook's said...

Ok, so next time you guys come you will need to let me know!! We would have loved to see some KC faces!!

Sean and Janet Eyring said...

Are you kidding me? You didn't want to see us I guess, huh? Sniff, sniff.

Isaura said...

i'm glad you had such a good time. i love the glasses on your little one. i'm so with you on provo memories. i have friends and memories for life that i attribute to provo. when i was there this past summer i felt a little melancholy when it was time to leave. good memories for sure!

Whit said...

Thanks for giving me that reminder. Sometimes I get so caught up in the, "After college life will be better" and I forget to enjoy it while I got it.

Also, thanks again for coming to my surprise party. It was so good to see you and your support is helping me through.


Knowles Family said...

Oh, I love this post!!! My kids were fascinated by the Bean Museum, and Thanksgiving Point is still one of our most favorite places in the world! I also's the people, not the place. We were in Provo way after our college years, and we most definitely did not live anywhere glamorous (or very safe, for that matter!) when we lived in Springville, but the memories we have of those two years and the people we spent them with are some of our favorites!