Since I now live in Utah,
I am trying to take advantage of some of the very Utah-ish things that there are to do.
Twice a year we have General Conference where our church leaders speak to us.
In Boston we could watch this over satellite at our church building
or on the computer through lds.org.
In Utah we have more options!
Church building (I assume)
go to the Conference Center and see it in person!
The Saturday before the general conference sessions, there is a general women's conference
for girls and women ages 8 and up.
I got my hands on some of the free tickets
and invited my sister-in-law and her daughter to go with me.
Later, Amber invited me to go with her and her sisters...
I hadn't thought to invite her because of the babysitting issue.
But I was glad to hear that she was going, and getting a night out!
(Thanks to her sister's husband who babysat!)
It was a gorgeous day.
As we entered the conference center (which is huge)
and made our way to our section (which was huge)
I realized that the chances of seeing Amber there were very slim.
So I just found a row I liked and walked in.
As I got to the spot where we were going to sit
I told Summer to wait to sit down because I needed to do a sniff test
to see if anyone around us was wearing perfume.
I try to avoid it whenever possible since it gives me an instant migraine.
Big groups of women are danger zones.
I leaned over to sniff and who do I see sitting right there on my row?
Amber and her sisters!
So we got to sit together after all.
It was a great meeting and I had such a good time hanging out with Summer and Jenna before and after.
A few highlights:
awkward conversations with strangers at the train stop
a slow but tasty dinner
chatting at the Davidson home for way too long...and keeping everyone up past their bedtime
hugs from Randy