We left Yellowstone and instead of driving the 1 1/2 hours to Rexburg from West Yellowstone, MT we decided to drive the 7 hour scenic route through the beautiful Tetons and back up through Jackson Hole and some gorgeous parts of Idaho. We couldn't pick up Ella until the next day anyway, so why not? We got to Aunt Karen's house after dinner and got all settled in. She was so gracious and hospitable! The next morning we woke up early to go get our girl and she was so happy to see us! She said that she had been extra homesick for the last few weeks. She was pretty much done cleaning her apartment and everything when we got there, but we had some glitches getting her computer turned in since it was Pioneer Day. You would think that they would have limited business hours since it was the end of the semester, but oh well! So we had to take the computer and then ship it back to Rexburg. We also didn't have room for all of her stuff (and she had given away most of the items that I had spent so much money on just a few months ago...) so we had to run to UPS and ship a lot of her things to our house in Illinois. Once we had the worked out we spent some time wandering around campus and visiting the places where Ella ate burritos with her "friends."
And the kids played at the park while Matthew and I went to Deseret book. We then went to Idaho Falls to see the temple and have a pizza picnic along the river.