Seeing those missionaries brought back awesome memories of when I got to march in this same parade back in 2004 as a sister missionary. Here I am with Sister Sawyer (in a picture that was taken with a digital, then printed on printer paper and given to me a few years ago and then I scanned it back into the computer)... We were so excited to get to march in the parade (AND see Stadium of Fire that night with Reba McIntire), that we made one of those paper chains that people make at Christmas times to count down the days. Except ours was made of red, white, and blue contruction paper and we had a little flag at the end of the chain. Each day during companion study we would cut a link. Too bad you can't see the "Y" on the mountain and the "University Avenue" street sign- its actually a very Provo-esque picture when you see it. Brant made a terrific salmon BBQ afterwards and we had a lazy afternoon. Afterwards, we ended up on the fields across the street from the MTC to watch the fireworks. We wanted to make sure that we got good seats, so we got there 2 hours early...it was fun to do some "people watching", but next time we'll be sure to bring a game to make the time pass quicker.
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