August was a bit crazy for us. Between visits from Thomas' dad, a summer party I was in charge of for work, etc., it seemed like we were always up to something!
We went to our ward campout:
The highlight, of course, was our trip to California when my sister came home from her mission.
My aunt, cousin & cousin's daughters picked us up from the airport. We got to play with my aunt's dog and it was a joy to spend time with these relatives I don't get to see very often!
The next day, we and my aunt went to a different airport to greet Morgan when she arrived:
That weekend, among other things, we had a special surprise homecoming/birthday party for Morgan:
Thomas & I got to spend an afternoon with Lanessa, hiking around Coloma:
After which we met my family at their ward luau:
We were finally able to go back to the Sacramento temple together (for the first time since our wedding!):
...which was a miracle in itself. The temple had been closed for cleaning/maintenance about 2 weeks prior to our visit (other visits we've made have landed us right in that window). The day of, we decided we had to arrive at a certain time for a certain session due to a commitment later in the day. We were running behind, but arrived with enough time to make the session. After dressing, we were informed we might have to wait for the next session because that one was so full (which would mean not being able to stay)! Miraculously, everything ended up working out. We were able to attend that (extremely full) session and get out in time for the later appointment.
All told, it was a great visit and fun to have Morgan home.