It started on Friday afternoon with a get-together with a dear childhood friend, Lena Baron, and her family. We met at Discovery Park and had a great time playing. It was a bit chilly and windy, but the sun was shining and the kids got along great and had lots of fun exploring the park. I had a wonderful time visiting with my friend who I hadn't seen in about 4 years. After the park, we came back to our house & made omelets with fresh-from-the-farm eggs they brought. The kids had fun playing here & we ate dinner & had some yummy chocolate ice cream for dessert. It was all-too-soon that they had to make a long drive back home, but we promised to do it again! Here's a few pics from our fun Friday:
Saturday was a busy, wonderful day. It started at about 7am with an 8 mile run. The wind was crazy, but at least it was an hour later than I usually go, so I could actually see - and there was a beautiful sunrise. The nice thing about the wind was that it was a tail wind coming back up those hills. After that I had to rush, but made it just in time for the Cedar Stake Women's Conference to start. I wasn't sure about about going with all there was to get done that day, but SO glad I did! I am amazed with the women in this area. Wow! There was an amazing, inspired speaker (she spoke on the book Weakness is Not Sin, by Wendy Ulrich) & then we chose 3 workshops to go to. I had a hard time choosing, but loved the ones I went to - creative service, women who know do less, and finding your strenghts. And after that amazing spiritual feast there was a physical feast. I came home truly filled. Thank you Love for watching the girls!
The next 8 hours were spent turning our garage from this:
Yay for being able to pull our new van in there! Seeing how much stuff we CRAMMED into the one side of that garage...seriously. It is a miracle.
And finally, today, we had a wonderful time at church (and even made it on time to get a soft seat! Yes!). We've had family council, watched picture slideshows from the past 10 years or so, we've enjoyed slow-cooker minestrone soup, bread (though that one took 2 tries), and cookies, and enjoyed talking or Skyping with loved ones.
Yay for great weekends!