Today was a perfect Saturday. Family Day. It's a pretty rare occurance to spend the entire day together as a family actually OUT doing something, all six of us, unless we're on vacation, so today was unique. We started with Ryan's hockey game (the girls enjoy about the first 10 minutes, then are occupy themselves by wandering around the ice rink), then lunch at Hires, then a drive around neighborhoods and a visit to a home we're considering purchasing. Just the excitement surrounding this home and the possiblities of our future move were enough to keep everyone smiling for the rest of the day!
After spending time at the property and talking with the owners we made it home to get everyone ready to head down to Provo for the wedding reception of a dear, wonderful family friend ours. The reception was beautiful, the bride was radiant, and the time spent with old friends and neighbors was priceless. We absolutely adore this family, they were our nextdoor neighbors for the eleven years we lived in Provo and we admire everything about them - hardworking, humble, genuine, brilliant people. I would have to say that one of the greatest blessings of our years in Provo was having the Skabelunds as our dearest friends and neighbors. When we moved into that home the summer of 1994, Analyn was 11 years old; today she married the man of her dreams. It has been a pleasure watching her and her siblings grow up and become the remarkable people they have become, and I know they all have such bright futures ahead.