That family from California- YES! They are so COOL!!! We have met with them a few times in the last couple weeks. They are such a miracle family. Seriously, I love how they were found, but came to find out that the timing was nothing less than Celestial because of where each of them are at in their lives, the things that were happening. Basically, it's time that they came back and they know it. The Dad reminds me a lot of you- he is funny, seems just like a teenager, but he is also very responsible and is very straightforward in his journey back to full activity. He says "I want to hold a current temple recommend; what do I need to do to get there?" Then we tell him and - BAM! It comes to pass.
They have a 17 year old son who has natural, fantastic musical abilities. A lot like Ranger Jaregui where he will just teach himself to play piano and guitar and then jam like none other. Awesome kid! They also have a 15 year old daughter who was there for the first time last night. She is a delightful young woman! Then they have a little 7 year old girl named Lola who is very cool as well, although she doesn't talk much. She usually busies herself with whatever it is that 7 year old girls do. So she is constantly in and out of our meetings.
They came to Church on Sunday and looked great! They said that it felt so good to be there and to be back. Another amazing thing is that the ward just split so the time for an inactive family to come back with the least amount of awkwardness would be now since there are many, many new faces about.
So yea, they are doing great and moving forward in become a wonderful new addition to the ward! I feel so blessed to be here to have witnessed their return! It feels just as good as a whole new convert family!