Today was just a great day. Nothing huge or out of the ordinary. Just fun, relaxed, and memorable for no other reason than just because being together here as our little family is so enjoyable. We always like Wednesdays, since they're half-days... Stephen times his school work to finish when the kids arrive at lunch. Today included home-schooling, exercising (speed-walking outside with weights looking at the gorgeous mountains... it's getting crisp and cool outside now), having yummy Spaghetti Carbonara for lunch, visiting Kiki and getting more apples from his trees, wrapping packages for Grandma Joy and Grandma Inger, drinking our veggie-fruit juice (that we make with our juicer machine; we toss in peaches, pears, plums, brocolli, carrots, celery, apples, zucchini and pineapple... it is so good), shopping for yummy soft bread in France, playing in the park, talking with Uncle Sterling and Aunt Kassie on the phone, taking Stephen to Badminton class, reading our nightly scriptures together, and carving this pumpkin (below) and baking the seeds. I just really like Stephen, Kassie, Kenny and Daron. I completely echo the words of Sterling North, in his book 'Rascal' that we're reading together at night: "When I die, I want to come back to this family and do it all over again, because this is my idea of heaven."