One nice thing about being Mormon is that if you’re in Utah you always have a chance to visit old friends. Everyone ends up here either to live for awhile (or forever) or to visit family (because everyone has family in Utah). Even though there were a lot of people I didn’t have the chance to visit with, luckily I got to get together with two really good friends!
The very worst thing about your parents moving after you’re done with high school is that when you go back to visit them you have no one to hang out with. You also don’t get to see your old high school friends during breaks because they’re still going back to the old high school town.
Luckily, my friend Katie’s parents also moved! And, they happen to live near my grandparents! So, we get together at least once a year and it’s great. This year we went to her parent’s newly opened restaurant (well, newly opened location, everyone in the Provo/Orem area go eat at Wallaby’s!). The new location they let people put handprints on the wall, and I found a handprint where someone put the name of my favorite Chinese singer. So, as you can see above I decided to hold his hand. haha. I hope whoever did that goes back and sees it!
During the summers in high school, whenever I was in town I was at Katie’s house, usually cooking in their kitchen. We also got to relive our high school friendship while I helped Katie make a cake for her grandma’s 100th birthday! I put in 8 hours, but I think Katie put in more like 40!
My other fun reunion was at the Salt Lake City airport. Julie had a layover on her way home so I popped in to hang out for a few hours! (one of the benefits of being able to print free tickets. =) ) Actually, come to think of it I’m pretty lucky to be able to see Julie as much as I do as well! At least once a year and sometimes twice and she literally lives on the other side of the country!
Hopefully next time I’m in Utah I can see all the people I didn’t get a chance to see this time!