Saturday, February 28, 2009
My return to Colorado
On February 13th, 2009 after spending 24 hours 6 mins and 12 seconds traveling I, Phillip Thompson returned to the welcoming arms of my future wife Alison Brinkerhoff with a big sloppy kiss! We would have had pictures to show however, LOU-LOU was on the phone talking to Matt's Realtor about finding him a sweet crib so he would move from California back to Colorado. Therefore, you will have to settle for pictures at the baggage claim. So where would you go if you were in a 3rd world country for 9 months and you just came back to the free country and beautiful state of Colorado? One may say the mountains, or go home and change out of the green uniform. But I went to the best place in the United States CHIPOTLE!! Ali bought me lunch, a chicken burrito bowl, mmmm good stuff! WOW, that was the best lunch I have had since I kissed Ali good by in New York. Well anyway, Ali and I had a great Valentines day It was so special b/c that was our first holiday event we could spend together w/o being on skype. I had a great stay beside getting sick:( Ali was by my side the entire time doing everything she could to make me feel better. We were able to accomplish a lot of things for the wedding while I was home and best part was tasting some finger licking good cake, and registering for some sweet stuff. We were able to go to Red Rocks and have Meredith take some spectacular pictures. Well I have to finish packing b/c I am leaving Ali and the Family one more time but this time it will only be for 8 weeks and I will be back!
Friday, February 13th was a great day!! I went to work anticipating the arrival of Phil that evening but got a surprise when Phil called and said he would be in at 11:30am!! I left work and arrived in plenty of time and LouAnne came because she wanted a good cry! It was fun to have her there even though her camera was dead and she was on the phone we he arrived off of the train!! Chipotle was tasty!!
It was a great Valentine's day weekend!! Matt and Erin came to meet Phil and Phil and I enjoyed celebrating the holiday together!!
We did a lot of fun things while we were together but the greatest moment for me was seeing Phil be ordained an Elder on February 22nd!! Another important step closer to us being sealed in the temple!
Registering for gifts was fun but overwhelming. Trying to pick color schemes, etc. is hard when you don't know where you will be living. We had a fun time though! We also bought Phil a wedding band, had engagement pictures taken, and discussed wedding invitations etc.!!
Phil also took great care of me over the past couple of weeks! He brought me lunch when I was at work and even took me to the nail salon for a couple of hours of pampering!!
I am glad that today was the last time we will have to say goodbye! In two months, Phil will be home and we can start our lives married together!!