Eddie had a mission reunion at BYU in Provo. He was excited to go. We were planning on bringing all of the kids but at the last minute Maddy volunteered to stay home and babysit. She must have been inspired because it was a small room with absolutely no kid entertainment and there were only a few other kids there. They would have been bored in a second and we never would have been able to stay as long as we did. It was fun watching Eddie interact with all of his old mission companions. He worked in the mission office so he knew a lot of people. There were 2 people that came all the way over from Australia just for the reunion! Amazing!! I loved hearing the New Zealand and Australian accent. It's very unique and not at all British sounding. There is no way you can mistake an Aussie or New Zealander. I loved it!
Eddie's mission president and his wife. Brother and Sister Ockey. It was an honor to meet them.
Since we were on our own without kids, we decided to turn it into a date night. Since I had never been to BYU before, we did a little exploring. We were at the Wilkinson Student Center and it was a perfect opportunity to explore and try to blend in. We went to the Bowling Alley and there was probably at least 8 couples with newborn babies... wow. After only a little bit of exploration, I decided that I felt really old. I'm only in my 30's but geez, I felt ancient compared to all of the newlyweds and single students. It's amazing what 10 years can do.
We walked up and down a busy street close to BYU with lots of other BYU couples. It was so entertaining. I haven't laughed so long and hard in a long time. Eddie and I just couldn't stop the jokes. We wanted to eat somewhere different and finally chose India Palace. We rarely eat out... and we rarely get the opportunity to go foreign so this was a very special treat. When we stepped inside an Indian with a turban greeted us, and Eddie and I just looked at each other and smiled. The TV in the restaurant was only channels from India... It was fascinating.
The food was so authentic and amazing. I had this Mango Lassi which was to die for. It wasn't sweetened up like Americans love to do, and I really liked that about it.
We had Mango chicken something and Coconut Lamb something... Both dishes were out of this world. And of course, accompanied with Naan. It was such a great night. Eddie and I laughed so much and talked and talked about so many unexpected things. It was a perfect date night.