Tuesday, July 19, 2011

20 Years Later

This past weekend we took a trip down to Salt Lake City to visit our friends Rosie, Stephen, and their dog Max. They threw us a little wedding party for all of our friends in Utah to come to. Her parents were nice enough to offer their home for the party. It was really nice to see old companions and friends. I realized that night more than ever that the friendships Bethany and I made while we were serving as missionaries will be lifelong relationships that run deep. The Gospel really does bind people together, even in friendship.

Rosie is about 8 months pregnant and had her baby shower on Saturday. I was invited by her mother but decided that the thought of being in a circle of women talking about child birth was too much for me to handle right before I get married. So, I ditched them and went to see Harry Potter. Alone. And yes, it was awesome to have a little guy time to myself.

As our friends came to our wedding party, there was a table set up where they could write on slips of paper and put them in a jar. The prompt beside the jar was "Where will we be in 20 years?". Well, here is where our friends think we will be by then:

  • "Professor McLean"
  • Own a jet
  • 20 kids
  • Sending our firstborn to BYU-Idaho, hopefully having paid the debt of bad roommates for them.
  • East Coast, most likely Virginia
  • Half of our kids will be adopted
  • Won the lottery
  • Starred in a reality t.v. show
  • Lived in 2 foreign countries
  • Vacation house in Italy
  • Bethany will own a boutique/cafe
  • Genius children
Well, there you have it folks. It looks like we will have a very, very, VERY long and eventful 20 years and winning the lottery will allow us to have 20 kids, purchase a jet to fly to our vacation home in Italy, open a boutique/cafe, start our own reality t.v. show, and make sure that our kids go to the best schools so that they can be geniuses...because we all know my salary as a teacher just won't cut it!

We are very happy to be going home in a few days but are dreading the drive across the badlands of America. We have been frantically trying to get things together before we leave and have accomplished quite a lot. We even bought our first piece of furniture! It is a refinished kitchen table that is a sort of black/rust color with high top chairs. We like it so much that we almost forget we need to find some more furniture so our table isn't the only decor in our new apartment.

The big day is almost here!

1 comment:

  1. love reading the blogs. it is great you are going to have more kids than us. we wanted somebody to carry the torch and it doesn't look like any of the others are. Happy wedding day