We checked into the hotel and headed to Southern Utah University for some alumni events. HeRoos was great and played with the kids in the student center while I went in and out of various events. It was so nice to catch up with my college friends.
We met up with my Uncle Jeff and his family (well, some of them) at the parade. When I went to SUU, I spent a lot of time with them and I got to know each of my cousins really well. The kids took turns going to different events with me (basketball games, multi-cultural events, etc.) . They fed me dinner and they even let me live with them for a quarter while I was waiting for my mission call.
I can't believe how much they have grown! I remember being Gavin's first babysitter (on the left) and vacuuming my apartment over and over to keep him happy. Keaton (on the right) was a baby when I lived at their house.
I was able to catch up with some of my great friends from SUU. I LOVED college. That is the only stage of my life I might consider repeating if I had to. I made friends that I still keep in touch with and they influenced my life for the better.
Before the SUU parade, there was a Livestock Parade. It was awesome seeing all of the sheep being herded through Cedar City.
On the way out of town, I had to stop at KB's for old time sake. My girlfriends and I used to go there for the generous scoops of ice cream (and to check out the guys scooping it).
In St. George, I met up with two of my friends. I love these ladies! I met Torrey in (on the left) when I lived in Salt Lake and I met Cara (on the right) when I went to SUU. They happen to be in the same ward and somehow figured out that they both know me. They have amazing adoption stories and it was great talking with them.
We headed to Santa Clara to spend some time with my aunt and uncle. They fed us delicious food and spoiled us rotten. Mr. Boy really liked Uncle Craiger and Zoey kept smiling at Aunt Beaner.