But Utah. The highlights:
1. It really is beautiful there. Those mountains always looming close, make it feel safe and majestic there. And I wish I had taken a picture. But it was one of those weekends where my camera was too shy to come out.
2. The Carl Bloch exhibit.
These are my two favorite paintings. They are beautiful to me deep down.
Seriously who knew that a place this delicious existed. I'm actually offended (but not really)
that I hadnt known about it before. It was good enough that
I wished it had been a part of my life before that moment.
I went three or four times.
And it was amazing each time.
I met a lovely BYU couple.
They were barely 18/19.
But they were funny, easygoing and hopeful.
And the little I knew about them, made me envious.
I shared with them how fun Rook can be.
And they shared Sweetheart candy with me.
Upon discovering that I'm a kindred soul in candy preferences,
they got me a few boxes to take on the plane back to Boston.
It was terribly thoughtful.
And made me even sadder to leave.
Because for a moment, I wished I was staying.
They have a constant stream of people who
just stop by to hang out and do homework.
And I wished that I could
play cards and become a friend who just dropped in too.
4. Even though I didnt see a ton of them, I was happy for
the family I have in Utah.
I enjoyed our little conversations.
And that they were so willing to let me roam as I pleased.
5. I am number four.
I went and saw this opening night.
And while, it did differ from the book (which I recommend people read),
the differences werent bad.
And I really enjoyed the movie.
5. Peyton Sevy
This is my cousin Brit's daughter.
So my cousin once removed I think.
But this child is completely darling.
She set up a pajama party and made us all place settings.
We limboed and played UNO attack.
And she dominated both.
We played a lovely version of soccer where I dominated.
She's a funny little child.
And I like her very much.
6. My favorite moments werent anything big or grand.
They were the moments where I was just sitting
and listening to a guitar or someone talking.
They almost felt routine and like life would continue
on that way forever.
And it was the simplicity of
those moments that made them lovely.