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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
October 17, 2007
Well - I got a new camera, and I figured out how to send my pictures to get them printed, but I'm still trying to figure out how to upload them into this blog. I think I just need a little bit of time and patience and will get all of the kinks worked out. I didn't post last week because we were away. Some friends from came for conference. We all stayed at my parents, and went to the morning session on both Sat and Sun. My husband got a chance to also get into the Sat pm session which was pretty cool for both him and our friend. Thanks to all who helped us with tickets. Conference was great!! What an amazing blessing we have. One funny story - as we were getting ready, our friend asked me if I wasn't wearing heels to the conference. I said no - I don't really wear them. After parking, while crossing the street, her high heel broke right off her shoe. We didn't know what to do, and we were already there, so we told her she'd just be sitting the entire time not to worry. After conference, they men went to get the car, and pick us up. Our friend and I stood in the rain (it had been snowing) and the freezing wind for 30 minutes waiting for them. Finally, someone asked us if we needed to use their phone. We called the guys, and they were stuck in the parking garage. We told them to stay there, we'd come to them. By the time we got there, and had gone up all of the steps to every flight because we couldn't find them, someone else offered their cell phone and we ended up having to go back out to the street to try and find each other. All in all, it was a comedy of errors.
We spent one day at a nearby Island. There we waited for a herd of buffalo to cross the road in front of us, and got some great closeups. We toured a ranch with some really old artifacts. The sad part was that some of our antiquated tools still haven't even made it to our friends' home country. It was hard to show the girls a washboard and explain it to them since our friends still use one!
One of the girls woke up sick on day, so dad dropped the Choc's off in SLC. The girls and I later went and picked them up and we spent some time in the Visitor's Center. That night for FHE we carved pumpkins and made some fun Jack-o-lanterns. The next day we went to the mall for several excruciating hours. Our youngest was playing in the racks and got lost. For 10 very intense minutes we searched for her until a worker found her on the other side of the store wandering around. It was an ugly experience that I'll never forget. Later that day, we did Trappers Loop, and then spent some time at the Ogden temple. We later went to Walmart and did some last minute midnight shopping.
On Wednesday, we packed everyone's bags and went to the Bountiful Temple, then to the This is the Place monument, and then to Temple Square. We ate in the Lion House, and then spent time seeing the Beehive house, and the tabernacle. Finally we spent time touring the conference center. We rushed the Choc's to the airport, and the girls and I went back to temple square. Later on we went back to the airport and picked my husband up. He'd flown out of SLC to a work conference. Thursday we made it to the Jordan River temple, and then back home. We did have an hour and a half wait through the canyon due to construction, but it was all very good.
Thus - it was a pretty busy week. We came back, spent some time cleaning up on Saturday, and are now getting ready to head back out to Utah for a surprise party this weekend (yes I'm a lucky one - I love 7-9 hour drives!).
I'm sure I'll have more pictures and details once I get back from that trip!