Last Tuesday night Christian and I drove over to Blackfoot for a quick trip to go to the Idaho Falls Temple Open House and to attend Pat's Retirement party from her job as the Snake River School District Speech Pathologist. It was a quick trip up and back but we had such a great time and were so glad we were able to go and be there. Thankfully my mom and brother Kody were nice enough to help me out with Charlee and Max since Clint was on a business trip.
Christian opted to stay on the farm with Kim while us girls went to the open house. The temple was beautiful and we had great weather. The sun was super bright in front of the temple so it was hard to get a picture where our eyes aren't squinting.
After the temple we went to lunch and then got pedicures and then headed to Pat's party. We walked around the school with Kristen and the kids took the opportunity to get a picture with the panther, ha ha.
Selfishly, I think all of us kids are excited that Pat is retiring at the end of this year so we can spend more time with her during the school year, but we are also so proud of her and how hard she works. Pat is always willing to learn new things and attacks everything with determination and excitement. It was easy to see that everyone there loved her and that she has had a big impact on a lot of peoples lives in the 30 plus years she has been teaching.
Happy Retirement Pat!
Kim sent me this picture of Christian during the day. He was one happy boy to have grandpa all to himself and help out on the farm.