The last day of July my BFF Natalie came home from her mission. This was a long day in the making for me. I wrote to Natalie pretty frequently while she was gone, and I missed her a ton. I'm glad to have her back. I only wish she lived a little closer so I could stop by after work or something.
Up next was a tour of SLC on the Pedal Hopper. It's a 16 passenger bike that you pedal around the city and stop at different watering holes. We'd done it before, and it was fun to try it out with a different crop of friends.
Camping up at Willow Flats is a tradition that I would greatly miss. We spent the week of Doug's birthday up there and had a lot of fun. I was a little unsure about it this time around because so many extra people were coming and it got off to a rocky start due to someone borrowing and only half returning our tent, but I ended up having a great time.
After driving up to Idaho and back, Kurt and I hit the road (or rather, stayed on it) and headed to Parowan for the wedding of one of his good friends. It was a little uncomfortable for me, but we had a fun little road trip and got to chat along the way.
My super cool friend Brittney works on Antelope Island and she invited us all for a kayaking tour of the Great Salt Lake. I was a bit nervous, but ended up having a blast. I can't wait to do it again.
I discovered a fantastic flavor of ice cream. I'm going to get so (much more) fat.
This last Sunday was Natalie's homecoming talk. It was so nice to hear the things she has learned in Arizona and see the love of the people radiating in her countenance. I even teared up a little when she bore her testimony in Spanish. (Molly did too, I'm not the only baby!) Brittney insisted we all get a photo together since we were all dressed up, and I'm really glad she did. She posted the cutest description of this picture on her Facebook page, so I though I would steal it. "Together we've been through graduations, road trips, missions, weddings, divorces and a whole slew of adventures. I'm so lucky to have these cool kids!"