Wednesday, June 6, 2012

He's Back!!!!

Before too many days get away from us, I thought I should write a little about picking up KYLE!!!!  So happy to see his "Tank"

It was so fun to sit and visit with him before dinner.  It felt so great.  The dinner was lovely.

It was so wonderful to be there to here these missionaries bear their testimonies.  Missions do such incredible things for young men and women.  This is the group that came to the Idaho Pocatello Mission two years ago.

And, of course, I was so happy to hear him play again.

We so appreciated President and Sister C.  They were so wonderful to him for the two years he was out.  

Thursday morning we picked him up.  We had to go back to the mission home and I got another pic of him with President and Sister C.  I love this picture of them.

We spent Thursday traveling around the areas where he served--Blackfoot, Arco, Idaho Falls, and Chubbuck.  It was so great to visit with some of the people--they seemed to love him--no surprise to me.

On Friday we had a couple of errands to run and then we headed to Utah.  I know Heidi and Brent were so excited to see him.  They made a sign for him.  His dad released him on Thursday morning, so this sign was appropriate.

On Sunday morning we got up and headed back to Chubbuck to go to Church in one of the Wards where he served.  So great.

We've had a great time hanging out, catching up, going to movies, eating sushi, listening to his stories, just being together.  

We left Utah this morning and headed towards California, with stops in Filmore and Ely, Nevada.

He wanted to learn more about his family history, so we stopped at a couple of cemeteries and while we were driving Allan shared all kinds of stories.  And he had his laptop and was typing in all the stories.  LOVE IT.  Here are Kyle and Brent listening INTENTLY while their dad shares information.  (Brent came up with us and then had to head back to Provo to go to work.

Having a BLAST.  It's so great to have him with us.  Looking forward to California for Brandon's graduation and then back to Idaho for a few days with some of the kids.  Sure wish all of them could be there.


Sidenote:  Trying to keep up with my marathon training.   My speed is REALLY improving.  At that pace I'll be done with the marathon in no time ; )

BTW:  I'm way behind on reading blogs--it may take me until I get home to catch up.  But, I will catch up!!!


Lana said...

Welcome home!!!

Melissa said...

Woohoo!!! Looks like you're having a really great time :)

Natalie said...

Welcome home and well done Kyle.

It was so nice to see you.

Heffalump said...

Yay for reunions! Enjoy the rest of your visiting!

Sheri said...

So great for all of you! Have fun together!!

Nancy Face said...

This makes me so happy! That is, everything but the sushi! Ha!

Connie said...

He looks great! What joy to have him back! Wish I could improve my speed!

Klin said...

What a wonderful time for you all.

That is some speed there! :)

kierste said...

WOW!!! You're FAST!!! :)

It sounds like the most wonderful family reunion of all--I'm so happy for you guys!!


Neal said...

That pic of Kyle and Dad is PRICELESS!!! Way to go...

Betty said...

Apparently I'm behind in reading blogs and I haven't gone anywhere! You are already home and setting in with your RETURN MISSIONARY SON! Woo hoo!
I'm glad your trip was wonderful. I can't wait to see more pics and hear how your time in the mountains went!