Last Monday morning, B called me from work and said, “Guess who’s in town?” I had no idea.
Grandpa Silver came to visit as a surprise (from Chicago!) As I understand it, he had the opportunity to drive some stuff to Provo for someone who was coming here to teach and only had a small car. He rented a van for the rest of her stuff and took it as an opportunity to come visit us. Surprise!
I was still in my pajamas. D was at cub scout camp, but the other three boys were lounging around having a lazy summer morning. The house was absolutely a mess when DH called and the living room was covered in laundry. He apologized for making me feel like I needed to clean, but it was just the incentive I needed to get up and get moving. Everyone worked together and I was impressed with how we whipped the house into shape for Grandpa’s visit.
He was only with us for a short while, but we had a good time. It’s not often we get to see either one of B’s parents, living 1700 miles away. We had lunch together and then they surprised D when he got home from scouts. We went to Temple Square for family (not) home evening and had dinner at the Nauvoo Cafe, then showed Grandpa the gardens and fountains and the model of the Salt Lake Temple in the Visitor’s Center before having pie at the Lion House. After the boys went to bed, we talked family history and showed him pictures and a few artifacts we’ve picked upon ebay. The next morning C made omelettes for breakfast before DH took Grandpa on a tour of his new building before he left town. It was a great 24 hours!
Baby A being smiley for Daddy and Grandpa: