Just before Mike left for the CBP Academy, and I mean just before he left, we attended the sealing of two our of dearest friends in the Newport Beach Temple and went on a Road Trip to Idaho to attend the sealing of Mike's cousin, Monica, to her Fiance, Eric. So I thought I'd post some pictures 'n stuff.
On August 22nd, Mike and Stevi were sealed, a moment they had been waiting for for over a year. Mike and I were so honored that they invited us. It was beautiful, especially when they were sealed to their daughter, Zoe, for time and all eternity. They are such a cute family. Mike and Mike share more than just a name, believe me, they are so alike, that sometimes, it's scary. And Stevi is one of those girls who makes you feel right at home, like you've known her forever and you can tell her anything. We love them!
We drove up to Idaho, on the following Monday for Monica and Eric's sealing in the new Idaho Falls Temple. The drive was long (26 hours round trip) and the turn around quick (we only stayed one whole day) but it was well worth it to be with the family during the most special moment of the sealing. They were the first couple to be sealed in that Temple, and it was such a blessing to be able to be there with the family. It was also the last time we'd be able to see Jeff before he leaves on his mission to Hawaii. The Thomson's are one of the most amazing families I've ever met. I feel so lucky to be a part of it. They are warm, and kind, and good, and not to mention hilarious! You can see a lot of Uncle Don in Michael. We saw some of the sights of Twin Falls while we were there and had a great time visiting. We hope to go back soon, when we can spend more time and have some serious outdoor fun!