Friday, August 14, 2009

Visit from Friends

Earlier this month, Eric's good friend Jacob was in Utah to visit his family. Eric and Jacob were mission companions for almost 11 months. His family came in from Indiana to visit, and since Eric is friends with the whole family, we got to hang out with all of them. Eric hadn't seen Jacob since he got married two years ago. Jacob and his wife Nia were living in Hawaii, and then they moved to Tonga for a few months for him to do an intership. Nia is from Tonga so they went and stayed with her family. Just about 4 months ago, they had a baby. His name is Viliami and he is a cute little guy. When Eric and Jacob were serving together, they taught the Baker family. They are both very good friends with this family. Jacob hadn't seen them for a few years so they came up from St. George to visit. We all went up to Salt Lake because Nia had never been to Utah. We took her to temple sqaure, on a tour of the conference center, and then we had lunch at "The Garden", this nice restaurant on the top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. It was really good. After we did of all this, we all headed back to Provo to meet up with some other mission friends at the Park. It was fun to get a whole bunch of people together to just hang out. After spending some time at the park, the Baker's had to leave and then we all went to see Harry Potter. It was my second time, and I loved it. The next day Eric and I were able to spend the whole day with Jacob's family. We ate a lot of food, play some games and just had a fun time. I'm glad that Eric was able to see Jacob. They talk on the phone every once in awhile, but it is so much better to be able to see someone. Jacob and Nia are living in Indiana now while Jacob is in grad school, so hopefully we'll be able to see them some more. Now enjoy some pictures: