Well, mostly photos. We all know I’m going to narrate, but I’ll keep it to a minimum. We spent almost half of June in Utah this year because it was a BIG month for my family and I didn’t want to miss any of it. My youngest brother, Mitchell, returned from a 2-year church service mission in Belgium and the Netherlands; my sister, Hope, blessed her new baby, Theo, in our church; and my other brother, Spencer, got married. I am clearly the boring one in the family right now, which is totally fine by me. The trip was almost like a lifetime in itself, so I’ll just give you the cliff notes version.
Day 1 – Drive to Utah
Day 2 – Mitchell Returns
Day 3 – Porter’s Birthday
Day 4 – Baby Blessing
Day 5 Father’s Day
We spent the morning going to church with my grandpa Mcconkie and went to the cemetery in the afternoon to see my grandpa Olsen’s headstone.
Day 6 – Helping Out Family
We did yard work for my grandma Olsen in the afternoon. When we went to leave, we got to visit with Percy the peacock. Cooper has come a long way in his peacock fear.
Day 7 – Wedding Prep
Day 8 – Wedding Prep
Day 9 – Wedding Prep and a Concert
That evening, Noel and I snuck away to a Shins concert while my parents had a sleepover with the kids. (My parents have season tickets to Ogden Twilight. The week before we arrived, they saw OK Go for $5 each!!! I may be slightly jealous.) So nice to have an evening away.
Day 10 – Wedding Prep
Day 11 – Wedding Day
Me and my siblings with our new sister-in-law, Sarah in front of the Brigham City LDS temple. Joe and Noel aren’t pictured because they were helping my grandma who almost passed out instead of messing around like the rest of us.
This was the 2nd time in four years all of us siblings were together and I had to take a picture. (The last time was two years ago when Spencer was just returning from a mission and Mitchell was just leaving.) The temple is such a great place for these type of reunions.
Day 12 – Mitchell’s Homecoming
Day 13 – Drive Home