Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Matthew got off the plane from hours and hours of flying through, around, and over countries until he got home from Jerusalem. His waking and sleeping impulses are backward but it sure is great to see him!

He traveled through 5 airports with two pieces of luggage, a backpack and a computer case - everything he owned for almost four months. Could I have lived with only the things I could put in 2 suitcases?

Jeff was in Arizona when Matthew arrived, but on Saturday they caught up at the Northgate chapel where Jeff was speaking.

We had an opportunity to hear about and see a few of the adventures and things he brought back. The Hoskings invited the family over for dinner and Matthew talked and showed his photos. We learned some really interesting things and the eternal motif from some Egyptian tombs, as well as some sites the Savior may or may not have actually been.

Now he is getting physicals, dental cleaning, and filling out paperwork to get ready for his mission before he leaves next Monday for a semester at BYU

Life is really sweet.


Bonnie said...

Isn't it wonderful when they come home if only for a short time? What a great adventure for Matthew and his future looks pretty amazing too with BYU and then a mission. His Dad looks pretty happy in the picture too!

Daniel and Lisa said...

Did Matthew attend the Jeruselem center? What did he do there? What a memorable trip that is for him! I can't believe how grown up he looks in these pictures! Already in collage and a!