All the trips to Idaho
It's a sad thing I've gone so long without documenting the many trips we took to Idaho in the fall and winter. With the holidays and traveling literally every other weekend to go to said places, and also just struggling to adapt to life in Utah, I don't blame myself at all. But it's time.
Matt's brother, Adam, lives in Rexburg along with his Adam's beautiful wife Kayla and their two little girls Clara and Livy and their littlest one Owen. The first time I met them was April of 2017 when Adam was graduating from BYU Idaho (wrote about that trip here).
Last October, we had the opportunity to drive up to Rexburg and visit them. It was pre-Owen and Matt also was able to do a bike race! It was fun watching him. But it was freezing. Little Livy was not having it. She expressed outwardly what I was feeling inside.
It was really nice to spend time with them. They took us to the conference center building Adam graduated in, and we walked around the outside looking at some incredible paintings. Honestly, the best part was getting to know them better. When we went to Adam's graduation, there were so many people celebrating, so we had a couple conversations, but this time we were able to spend two days together before we headed back to Provo.
The next time we visited was in December after Christmas. We were there for Owen's baby blessing, and for New Year's Eve. That was when I first learned about the game Cover Your Assets. Still one of my favorite games! We really just spent time with family, played a lot of games, hung out with the kids, and had a very low-key New Year's celebration. I took my first photo of the new year watching the sunrise in front of the Rexburg Idaho Temple. That was the beginning of my sundayglow project.
Adam also took some of us out to the Legacy Flight Museum. We saw some really amazing planes that were used in World War II. You can even climb in some of them, as well as some cars used in the military.
In addition to Rexburg, Matt and I visited Boise to celebrate our friend's baptism, and walk through the Meridian Idaho Temple Open House (before a temple is dedicated and becomes sacred, any one is able to walk through and see what it looks like inside). Matt served an LDS mission here where he shared the gospel for two years, so it was really special to be able to see the temple and meet so many wonderful people who took great care of us.
I still feel like there's so much more to see and explore in Idaho! I really have my heart set on visiting the Idaho Potato Museum next time.