Our pre-mission trip began with 5 days with Sandy's daughter Megan and her husband Jared and their 4 kiddos Logan, Riley, Sophia, and Parker (see next pic)
Parker had changed alot since we'd seen him at his birth in January.
Making cinnamon rolls with 3 of the kids was fun.
We had fun collecting pine cones and pulling weeds in the backyard and playing games with the family.
Then it was time to leave for Gilbert, Arizona to greet newborn and #4 baby - Maxwell Clark Gage. He is the son of Sandy's daughter Rebecca and her husband Colby. It was wonderful to be there to help out for almost 3 weeks.
Max is a cuddly little guy and we loved to hold him.
We even went to Butterfly World with Max in tow.
Bryce put his gardening skills to work with Evie and Sam.
We were in Mesa to enjoy the Easter Pageant held outside the Mesa Temple.
The Mesa Temple gardens were in full bloom.
We had front row seats and enjoyed watching the life of the Savior performed by close to 500 people -all volunteers.
We dyed Easter eggs with Sam, Jackson and Evie.
The Gages had wanted to go to the Rockin' R Ranch so we took them and the older 2 kids and had a great time. We started to get in the mood for period costumes.
Bryce got a little carried away but we did get him back on the straight and narrow.
Then it was time to say goodbye and make our way to Utah.
On our way to stay with Bryce's brother Jim and his wife Leanne for 2 days, we stopped in Provo to see the progress on the Provo Temple. It is really coming along.