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Driving home from Utah with a grandchild in the van

We got to have Jackson with us for just about all the driving time. The only time he went with his mother was the last hour and a half because they were going straight home, and so were we. So he had to go with his mother, even though he didn't want to.

That's the best thing about being a grandparent: the joy that a grandchild brings by their choosing me (or Granddaddy) over a parent. Kate asked Jackson several times if he wanted to ride with her and each time, he said, "NO." One time it almost caused a meltdown. Aaaahhh, the love of a grandchild that causes near meltdowns!

Jackson was very good in the car, only occasionally being loud and kicking the back of Granddaddy's seat. I had fun peeling Twizzler strings for Jackson to eat one at a time and giving him other snacks. Mostly Jackson watched movies. He watched The Incredibles 3 times. Thankfully I like that movie.

The other interesting thing about the drive home was that for most of it, especially in Wyoming a…

Still in Utah, but with family

I can't put into words how tickled I was to see Emma and Jackson while we were in Utah because when they walked in the door to Art and Karen's house, both kids lit up and Jackson exclaimed "Granddaddy and Grandma!" Both kids were very happy to see us. 

Dropping the child off at college

Matt didn't want us fussing over him and taking a lot of pictures while we were on campus or at his apartment, but I did manage to get a few here and there. 
We had fun visiting the BYU campus and we got to hang out with Hayley and Paul, although Paul was not photographed. It was fun to see the kids together, laughing and joking. 

I can't believe Matt is a college student. When I started this blog, he was like 8? And now he's on his own, doing his own laundry, waking himself up, fixing food for himself, not being nagged about doing homework (not that I ever had to nag him very much).

I wish I had gotten a picture of Jerilyn and Beth on my phone when we went to lunch with them. We had limited time, but I did want to see them. It's weird that they, who are from two very different circles in my life, met each other independent of me. Jim was a good sport to put up with lunch with us old hens.

Must see America

Some pictoral highlights from the drive out to Utah when we took Matt to college.

We saved Mt Rushmore for the trip back so there are no pictures of it here. The van was not packed to the gills like with other children's college move, so it was a very comfortable drive.