I was lucky enough to go on a last minute trip with my friend Liz to conference. Our weekend in Utah was quite memorable!We met at a restaurant 2 other mommies with angel heart babies. We showed up to the restaurant and 5:15 and left at 10, there was much to be discussed! We shared our stories and surprisingly there were no tears. Liz and I couldn't come without gifts so we brought for them necklaces with a charm of a picture of their girlie. They turned out really cute, we hope they love them! Liz surprised me and made one for me as well. The waiter probably thought we were a little strange matching. Whatever, we had fun! Pretty sure we're all new best friends!
One bed, two girls.
Friday morning we went to a live temple session. It was different but good, we'd never done a session in any temple other than Mesa. The art work was amazing and I loved how the floors creaked when walked on. What sacrifices must have been made to build such lovely, intricate art!
These are our other new friends we met this weekend. Unfortunately Mindi, the cute one with the purse, is also a heart mom. We met her through the blogging world and were so anxious to finally meet her in person. Her girlie is Libbi, who is doing well by the way. This family was amazingly sweet and accommodating to us. We love them and are already planning road trips to hang out again!
This is what we woke up to Saturday morning, snow. Yuck! It must have snowed 3 inches while we were snoozing and continued to snow most of the morning which made waiting in line for conference absolutely freezing! We're from Arizona, who has clothes for the snow? I certainly don't! My 2 pair of tights, 3 shirts, and jacket wasn't enough to keep me from shivering.
Saturday afternoon we had killer tickets, we were on the 15ish row on the floor! You know those huge projection screens for most of the people who aren't close enough to see the color of the speakers eyes? Yeah, we didn't need those, we were right there!
Liz and I found it no coincidence that we were there in person to hear Elder Scott's talk. We're pretty sure he had us in mind while he wrote it! We decided we simply HAD to meet him and nothing would stop us. So at the conclusion of the meeting we pushed our way to the front where some security dude told us there was no way we were getting passed him. I even pulled my Jersey card but was unsuccessful. We decided another route to the very front might be more productive and it certainly was! After waiting for half an hour we got to shake his hand and get a squeeze from him. We didn't do much talking as we were to busy crying, we briefly explained we too had heart angels and that's about where our talking ended. He was so sweet and said, "The pain lessons and the memories become more vivid." It's no coincidence Liz and I were there together, sitting up front for this talk, and that he's the only apostle that mingles with the crowd enabling us to meet him. We think Jake and Jersey definitely had a hand in this! :)
Sunday morning we were seated in time to watch The Spoken Word which is mostly the Tabernacle Choir singing. Lovely!
It finally quite snowing and being wintry on Sunday. The view from the second floor of the Conference Center after the morning session. I love the crowds of people. It's so much easier to stay at home in a warm house, in pajamas to watch conference but thousands of people brave the frigid temperatures and long distances to see and hear the prophet speak. An older sister missionary told us of one lady who saved for 25 years to make this trip!
We didn't have tickets for the Sunday morning session so we made this fabulous sign and held it high. It worked, we got tickets! People couldn't resist our pink, sparkly sign!