Ben and I had entirely too much fun this weekend with visitors. First of all, Ben's father visited and we were so excited to spend time with him since he lives so far away. Don and Ben's grandfather both attended a Math Ed conference to listen to Ben present on some of the research he has been doing about Japanese Math teacher training and instruction methods. Luckily, it didn't really involve much math but was more about education so it was beneficial (not to mention understandable) to all involved.
Later on that evening...much later...my brother Jonathan stopped by to introduce to his girlfriend, Kim, who is pretty great. Granted, any girl smart enough to like my brother must be awesome. Jonathan spent the night on our futon and hung out at our house the next morning while I was off at rehearsal.
Then Ben and I attended an amazing football game with Don and Grandpa. BYU pulled off a fantastic win against UNLV . It was a very exciting game to watch since it was so close the entire time. We just wish that we had thought to wear sunblock so that we didn't walk out looking so much like a Rebel fan-burnt red! But we got creative and used scarves and blankets to try and ward off the unusually hot October sun.During halftime, my brother Daniel called to inform us that he and his wife, Megan, and their kids were going to be in Provo in about 2 hours! Despite my busy schedule, I had to see them! So I hurried home on my bike (passing all of the crazy post game traffic!) and hung out for half an hour with my two brothers, sister-in-law, and niece and nephew. Then I had to race off to a practice with my Primary kids for the Sacrament program on Sunday. It was great to see them since they don't come up this way often.
On Sunday we had a wonderful family dinner in Sandy with Grandpa and Jean and Don and visited more of Ben's extended family in the Sandy area, which included post dinner singing of course!
The moral of the story, make time for family, even if they all decide to come on your busiest weekend. They are too important to pass by!