On August 16th, we helped pack up the rest of Brian and Natalie's stuff and then we drove them to Ann Arbor, Michigan where we helped them unload and got a quick tour of the campus where Brian will be spending every second of every day for the next 2 years!
Then we drove back to Schaumburg, picked up our stuff, and headed toward Utah! We drove out of Illinois, through boring corn-infested Iowa, boring flat Nebraska, boring cow-infested Wyoming, and into Utah where we immediately went to the airport and met up with my brother Jake who just got back from his mission!
Grandma Smith even got a little play time in before we went to bed and surprisingly enough, Brooklyn handled all the new faces quite well for having spent the whole summer with just her mommy.
Well...we spent the next two weeks, as previously mentioned, in Kaysville where we made a hideous mess while living out of suitcases and driving back and forth between Kaysville and Provo in order to clean all of our stuff out of our old evil apartment. Lucky for us, mom and dad Hanks were very patient and never once mentioned or complained about our slovenly state of being. Thanks mom and dad! For letting us stay and helping us get home!