We also got to meet the pups. My father in law's dog had 10 puppies, but by the time we made it out there, these 2 were the only ones left. How CUTE are they.... I wanted one so bad, but lets be honest- apartment living is not ideal for a black lab.
Here is the Rexburg Temple. We didn't get to go in, but it was amazing to see it finished.
Here are some of the pictures from Derek's homecoming. I think Derek coming home made it even harder for Jared to leave...they became such good friends the last year we were in Rexburg. His "mission war cry" was Git R Done, so Matt and Suz were holding this sign when they picked him up at the airport.
Uncle Bear was a huge hit with the nieces and nephews. We met a niece (almost 10 months) and nephew (4 months) for the first time- and fell in LOVE!!!! All the kids call Jared Uncle Bear, so they have all been calling our baby Bear Cub. Abby was so cute: every night she would give me a hug and then kiss Bear Cub goodnight.
We did tons of other stuff that I didn't have pictures of. My mother and sisters in law took me shopping for baby clothes and we got tons of cute stuff. While we were doing that the guys took the kids fishing. We also got family pictures taken, but we didn't buy any of them so I can't post them, not to mention the SERIOUS pregnant face I was sporting that day! All in all, it was a really great trip and was so hard to come back to Connecticut. We don't know when we will be able to make it back out there and we will miss the family for sure-but it was really great to spend time with them.