…that I wasn’t too lazy to carry around my big camera the night before we left for India.
OR that iPhones take better pictures in the dark.
‘Cause I loved the night before we left…and the only thing I had to capture it with was that little iPhone of mine.
You know how sometimes there’s just a string of golden moments right in a row and all seems right in the world? This was one of those nights. I don’t know why…nothing grand happened. There was just so much excitement and anticipation in the air on the verge of our trip.
We packed up and left the little girls at Bear Lake with hugs and kisses…we were off to finish our trip prep from Salt Lake before we flew out the next morning to meet Dave in CA and continue on to the other side of the world.
Of course, when in Salt Lake you must stop at Hires for a Big H and reminisce about high school days with your teenagers who you realize in horror are the same age as you were when you frequented that place.
This is how organized I am about making lists of to-dos before going on trips:It’s a wonder we ever actually get anywhere I tell you.
My brother and sister-in-law came down form Bear Lake with us. In the midst of getting Max’s Eagle project books packed up right (more about that here) and trying to buy some last-minute stuff they invited us to join them at the church history museum downtown where we were staying.
I love that place so we couldn’t turn down their invitation.
I think that last one (above) was my favorite piece of art there because of this (below) as it’s description.How I’d love to develop that “ultimate character and iron determination” as depicted in Abraham.
I think the woman who painted this next one is my fav. artist alive today (aside from Lucy:)Her name is Rose Dall and we used to live by her and her family in Virginia. I got to take art classes from her and she’s phenomenal. Some day I will save up and buy one of her paintings. (More about her here and here.)
We walked back to the condo in the perfect equilibrium weather evening.
I thought my heart would burst watching these teenagers of mine with their little cousin.
(Remember we’re pretending my iPhone takes better pictures…)
It was magical I tell you.
Love these guys.All of them.
And with that, we caught a couple hours of sleep, woke up to this gorgeous view:
…and flew off on our adventure of a lifetime.
(All the India posts are in order from last to first if you click here.)