As we drove further south, it got hotter. 100 degrees, I'm ok with. But when we got to Mesa, it was 115 and we could definitely feel a difference. It was hot. Thursday evening we got to David's cool, air conditioned house and settled in for the night.
Since we had a full extra day in Mesa than we had planned to, we called Jeff's friend Becky that he grew up with in Canyon Country. She has four little boys and we were excited to see them and catch up with Becky. We went swimming with them and it was a great afternoon!
That evening Alysse went through the temple. It was a great experience and so exciting for Alysse!
That night we got to see Jeff's friend Matt and his fiance Elyse. It was so fun to see them and we can't wait for their upcoming wedding.
On Saturday, we got up, had breakfast and headed back to the temple. This time we were there for Cody and Alysse's sealing. It was so special and we are so happy for them.
After a few pictures outside the temple, we had had enough of the heat and we all went to lunch. It was fun catching up with Cody, Alysse, the Allen family, Nichelle and Bishop McWhirter. We had a nice Mexican lunch and enjoyed celebrating this joyous occasion.
That afternoon there was yet another US mens soccer game on. We drove into Phoenix with David and some of his friends to a sports pub. It was a fun place to watch the game, but unfortunately they lost.
After the game, we met up with the Allens again for some late night frozen yogurt.
Sunday, Cody's grandma was kind enough to make us all some pancakes before we all headed to church.
Overall, it was such a great weekend and we loved all the time we got to spend with the newlyweds! And on top of being there for their special day, Jeff got to catch up with some friends.
We were sad for our trip to be over, but ready to go home and get back to a regular showering routine.