We have been keeping ourselves busy the last few weeks. When we booked our tickets to California in May, we accidentally booked the flight home for June 13. Instead of rebooking the flight, we just decided to take two trips down to California. It worked out perfectly because we were at my parents' house at the same time as Megan, Scott, and Elle. This was the first time all of us had been together since Christmas 2010 and it was wonderful. We went paddle boarding in Dana Point Harbor, took a Sunday stroll at the Newport Beach Temple, celebrated Elle's third birthday, and even went to Sea World.
And the fun didn't stop there. When we got home, Nate and I got to be the Ma and Pa for a pioneer trek with the youth in our church.
All I have to say is that I would like to disagree with every person who says that this generation of teenagers is lazy and selfish and whatever other characteristic that implies our future is headed to hell in a handbasket. I was so impressed with all of the youth. They were kind and hardworking and patient and fun. Both Nate and I had a great time hanging out with them.
(Funny story: One of the girls told me that one of the teenage boys was asking about who I was--evidently he was interested ;) Then one of the moms asked Nate if he was on her son's ski team. It's like the Tuck Everlasting at our house. I'm just glad that we both seem to be stuck in the teenage years together. How weird would it be if Nate were mistaken for a teenager and I looked 30?)
Then on Saturday we got to go to the Draper temple with Nate's family because Hannah was going through for the first time. We only got to see them for a few hours, but we'll get to spend more time with them this weekend when Hannah and Josh tie the knot!
And hopefully after the wedding we'll be able to catch our breath and spend some lazy, hazy days of summer at the sno cone shack down the street.