Last Sunday, we had the opportunity to go to Camille and Quinn’s baby blessing of their son, Alvin. Later during testimony meeting, their Bishop spoke about what makes a perfect day. What makes a perfect day are the people you are with and not necessarily the thing you were doing, he said. So I decided to make a list of perfect days:
January 8, 2012 – Hanging out with the Davidsons after their baby blessing, and visiting Hope’s family.
January 7, 2012 – Receiving a surprise visit from my old friend, Jeff Wegner, for my birthday.
December 24, 2011 – The car ride on the way to snowboarding with Hope and my brother.
October 22, 2011 – Making it to the top of a mountain with no accidents and then epically running down like we were in Lord of the Rings or some cool movie like that, with my running buddy, Hope.
August 5, 2010 – Getting married to Hope for eternity.
January 2009 – Hanging out with Bagz, Wendy Jo, Madison, and Marc eating ‘joy beans’ (eating soy beans with a man named Joe) and writing random things on Facebook (crustaceans and DTRs in hot tubs).
July 19, 2008 – Summiting my first Teton, Mt. Moran, with my good friend Clay.
January 2003 – Snowboarding at Teton Village with the Burbanks and Mark Perez.
So I noticed two patterns during the perfect days I could think of off the top of my head. The first is that most of them occurred in January, which is purely coincidence. The second being that there was much laughter and good times with really good friends who share the same values and sense of humor. Like the Bishop, I too resolve to have more perfect days in 2012.