When asked how it went, this is what I heard:
*Sam is REALLY glad she has the Mom and Dad she has, instead of her temporary ones. (I WILL be reminding her of this the next time she complains about the "injustices of life".)
*Amanda is glad she has the sister she has and not the ones in her temporary family. (This, too, will be a reminder in future situations!)
*Amanda never wants to see a handcart again.
*Sam can't wait to do it again in 4 years!
Before leaving for the church, I made them "pose" in their pioneer attire! Don't they look thrilled to be going? (Actually, it was having to be up so early they weren't so thrilled with.)