Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Whirlwind Trip

As per typical, the Hope's spent a whirlwind trip in Utah this last weekend.

On the agenda were:

  1. Attending the baptism of a dear friend in Sandy Utah
  2. Golfing with Brent III and Matt Elliott in Tooele Utah
  3. Attending the newborn infant blessing of Mary and Michael Monson's daughter Ruthie in Hyrum Utah
  4. Attending Sacrament meeting in Orem with Ron and Wendy Mitchell (Ruth's brother and sister in-law
  5. Attending Larry and Helen Mitchell's (Ruth's parents) 60th wedding anniversary
  6. Seeing the original Hope homestead in Bluffdale Utah for the first time of my great-great Grandfather, James Hope
Driving east on i84 looking west in the reflection with a car load of Hope's.

Elise is Baptized!

Crummy phone camera picture of a fantastic lunch provided by the Ames after the baptism.

Golfing with Matt and Brent in Tooele. Do you see the dear? Pretty cool!

Getting ready to go to the blessing in Logan/Hyrum.

Ruth, with the lovely baby named after her.

Brent, Sarah and Steven Mitchell at Grandma and Grandpa's house in Lindon.

Glen and Stephanie Mitchell making some yummy home-made root beer!

Larry Mitchell (Ruth's Dad)
Helen and Larry Mitchell (celebrating 60 years of marriage!!)

Glen and Stephanie after having way too many Root Beers!!Brent with his newly painted "tribal design" on his forearm and the incomparable Wendy Mitchell!

Petting horses on the original Hope family homestead in Bluffdale Utah. I would have never known where this place was without the information from The Daily Item person of the year: sweet Darline Burke

A lovely trip was capped by driving by the newly dedicated Oquirrh Temple on the way home.


Jeremy said...

Geez, you crammed a lot of stuff into one weekend. It sounds like a lot of fun.
I really like all the pictures. Very cool picture of your side mirror.

wendy said...

COME again SOON!!
We love having y'all around.
Beautiful pic of the temple.
What was in that root beer anyway?
...maybe a little of the root was missing.

Allison said...

Glad you had a fabulous trip and made it home safely!!! A dear friend of mine lives near the Oquirrh Mountain Temple and goes running by it frequently . . . awesome, huh???

Thank you for sharing the toffee you imported from Utah!!! It was AWESOME!!!