My in-laws have been serving a mission in Germany for the past two years. It's been tough having them so far away and we have really missed them, but are so proud of the service that they have been doing. They got back in the middle of January and we were able to go to Utah on a much anticipated trip to greet them. The kids were excited about Grandma and Grandpa but possibly even more for the snow.
A week before our trip, we had our normal "practice the trip FHE." We have to act everything out before we actually do it around here.
The first couple of days, we hung around Salt Lake, ate Cafe Rio (worth the price of the plane ticket), went shopping at Utah only stores, and spent an evening at the Bean Museum.
I'm so lucky to have such amazing in-laws.
Funny kid stories:
While we were in the Joseph Smith Memorial building, we passed this statue of Joseph Smith. Jakson's comment: Joseph Smith must have really liked golf!!
A stop in Provo to eat at India Palace. The owner came over to talk to us and Storey asked him if he has a Facebook page because she wanted to leave a review about how much she liked the curry. Also she asked if he took tips because he deserved a big tip for the great food.