While Andrew was home for a few days between online MTC and leaving for his first missionary assignment, we had the opportunity to go through the Denver LDS temple with him and it was amazing. My parents were able to drive up from Utah so that they could be there for Andrew. We also invited Michelle Watabe and Tex and Anne Johnson. It was so nice to have a small gathering of friends and family for Andrew. The session was awesome and although I am sure Andrew had many questions about the Endowment, we spent some time talking with him the night before, the car ride to the temple and in the celestial room. We were all so blessed that the Denver LDS temple opened back up right before his mission so that we could have this experience with Andrew. I feel so blessed to have a son who is willing to give up 2 years of his life to spread the Hope of Christ to others. I can’t think of a better time to help others find hope in a time where it seems like all hope is lost and men and women’s hearts are failing. I know Elder Wilhelm will be a force for good in the world and will do great things!
Sunday! We headed over to church, which is right by the Newport Beach Temple. You know you are in Newport Beach when you pull up to the building to see a Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes, and Tesla as the first four cars in the parking lot. Church was really good, and then we walked around the Temple Grounds. It really is a beautiful temple and the grounds are impressive. After church, we went back to the resort and played family feud. We won! Go Wilhelm family! We spent our Marriott Resort cash getting more stuff for Smores and some souvenirs. The weather was great and we had lots of fun.