Monday, October 5, 2009
A perfect weekend
We drove up to Utah for General Conference early Friday morning. We stopped to see Nicole on the way. She hurt her back the night before playing intramural volleyball and was having a hard time walking. I was worried she wouldn't be able to go to conference. She was in a lot of pain for most of the time but suffered thru. Heather caught the cold bug that Tyler and I had and was sick most of the time too. She also suffered thru. Love them! Nicole is the music director in her ward.
Lauren and Andrew came too. I think Andrew grew taller and is constantly hungry. I'm not sure he's eating enough. His calling is the FHE dad. He's keeping up with his classes and also on an intramural soccer team (he defends the goal, not sure what that position is called) and is also on a competitive football team. (his position is running back) Loves playing both sports. No surprise.
Lauren loves her roommates and is having lots of fun. She joined the swim team and made the relay. Someone talked to her about possibly starting up a Synchronized swimming club. Her calling is the FHE mom. Andrew and Lauren are in different apt. complexes and in different wards but have similar callings. Fun!
We attended the Saturday sessions of conference. Me and the kids at the 1st session and Randy and the kids the 2nd session. One of us had to stay with Tyler because you have to be at least 8 years old to go into the conference center. The boys went to the priesthood session while us girls hung out at the mall. Tyler got a puppy dog at Build a Bear and named him college.
My brother Dave and Tina his wife, along with daughters Jeni and Stacie were also there. They came down from Oregon. The girls live in Utah. It was great to see them! We're planning a cruise together sometime this year- schedules pending. We watched Sunday sessions all together in my mom's apt. and she made German food for us in between sessions. Oh, the memories.
The talks were wonderful and personally meaningful. All in all it was a perfect weekend. Loved the choir. They sounded so good in the conference center. Loved Elder Bednar's talk, Elder Holland, Pres. Monson and Pres. Uchtdorf. I feel strengthened and ready to handle life. I LOVE conference!
UPDATE... Andrew had football practice today and had to get stitches just above his right eye. I just left him 24 hours ago. Geez