As promised, this post will be short on words and long on pictures.
On Christmas Eve, we headed down to Provo to visit Brigham Young University, where Michelle and I were both students when we met. We both eventually graduated from there as well. We knew that they had big changes planned–tearing down one building and replacing it, adding another–but we hadn’t been there together in years, so we swung by.
The campus was, understandably, very quiet, which was nice for us. We got to wander around to our hearts’ content and not have to worry about who we were bothering or who would be bothering us.
After spending some time in the Bookstore (a fun place for us to shop), we went out to see the campus. We really wanted to see the new Joseph F. Smith Building because we had seen the plans and they looked spectacular. It really is a very nice building–lots of glass outside to let the light in, a massive courtyard that allows even more of the building to be filled with light. There’s also a great fountain with a sizeable pool there as well.
The best part of the courtyard at this particular time, however, was that it was just about the only place on campus with untouched snow. There wasn’t a whole lot–maybe just a half an inch or so–but it was enough for the kids to scoop into snowballs to throw at the big rock features in the fountain. They rather enjoyed this, if you can’t tell.
After this shot of Chloe, we wanted to try and get something similar with Hyrum. So, we sat him down at the pool’s edge and tried our luck.
In the end, he really just wanted to get back to playing with the snow.
They really just loved throwing it around. Here, Chloe started throwing it up in the air (soon after she realized that what goes up must come down, and when it’s cold and wet and comes down on your head and falls down your neck, it’s not much fun).
With a couple of kids enjoying throwing snow around, can you guess where it went from there?
His battle cry:
I particularly enjoy this little sequence: Michelle was facing down Chloe, each of them getting ready to make their move. Note that Michelle is loaded with snow in each hand.
When all of a sudden, Michelle gets pelted in the back of the head! She’s so surprised she throws up her hands to cover her head, forgetting about the snowballs she had already packed.
And my favorite: the culprit makes his getaway!
Once everything calmed down, we tried to get the kids to let us take some nice shots of them warming their hands.
But they got a lot cuter once we put them together.
And then it was time to go…reluctantly.
Next, a short post with few pictures, but ones you won’t want to miss!