Dear Elder Hoopes,
Well I hope you are having a wonderful day. We have had an awesome weekend with Jon and Nicole here. We were able to go to the temple with them on Saturday, go to Rachel's concert on Thursday, church with them on Sunday, and otherwise just hang out with them and talk and laugh together. It has been very sweet. They are driving home this afternoon and Ben is flying in at the same time so they might stop at the airport to say hello and goodbye on their way back to Provo.
This will be a busy week for us because it will be my last 4 days of Seminary, Tanner is having his Eagle Court and we have youth Temple baptisms and Josie's senior violin recital. (Brother Neilson is leaving on June 9th to go back east for another heart surgery so Josie will be mom for her younger siblings for a few weeks.) Also this week we have 6 seniors graduating: Derek, Josie, Dayna, Madi, Rachel, and Stephanie. Your cousins Jordan Doughty and Anna Belnap also will be graduating. All the babies are growing up and flying away!
Life is so good and we feel so blessed to have the gospel, to live close to the temple, to be surrounded by wonderful people, to have lives filled with the Spirit.