You know you have fantastic parents when they’re willing to take a three day weekend and use it to drive 8 hours across a barren wasteland to trade their roomy, comfortable, powerful Honda Pilot for their children’s 11 year-old Ford Focus hatchback so that said children can use the high capacity vehicle to move all their stuff in two weeks while said parents are saddled with a much less snazzy car.
I have beyond fantastic parents. Not only did they bring their car and drive our car back, but they let Zach and me play tour guide and haul them around Boulder like kindergarteners at Show-and-Tell for a whole weekend while they secretly bought us things like pastry cutters, delicious dinners, and ice cream. Lots of ice cream. (Zach really isn’t that big on ice cream. Greatest disappointment of my marriage to date.)
|Yes, you do see multiple colors on every wall. Classic hippie style.|
Due to a lucky coincidence Mom and Dad happened to be there the same Sunday that Zach and I gave talks in Sacrament Meeting. A word on talks: I write good talks, I really do. My problem is the delivery. I get up on that stand and my adrenaline takes over, leaving me in a Matrix-like state where everything around me slows down and my brain kicks it into high gear. Hence I can give a 15 minute talk in five minutes. Luckily I’ve been practicing so this time I took eight.
Zach: This is true. I like to say she has "more spiritual insights per minute" than I do. When I try to go that fast, all I get is an error signal from my brain...
I’m beginning to realize (especially after living here this summer) how blessed Zach and I are to have such a supportive family. Everyone is involved, everyone cares, and we all have a blast together. Thanks for the visit Mom and Dad!