Tuesday, April 19, 2011

time out for women weekend

Last weekend, my friend Greta and I drove out to Minneapolis to attend Time Out For Women. It's a two-day seminar put on my Deseret Book. There were lots of awesome speakers and some great musical performances. We learned all about how to be better in our different roles as women: as mothers, friends, and daughters of God. I was amazed how all the speakers could have us all laughing one minute, and the next minute we were in tears because we were all touched by the Spirit. What a great time! Not to mention the 10 hours driving that Greta and I had to chat. There aren't many people that I could talk to for 10 hours in two days, but I'm lucky to be Greta's friend.

One of the reasons I was so excited to go was because my friend Whitney's singing group, Mercy River was going to be there to perform. Whitney and I became friends when we lived in BYU married student housing (Wymount) and Bart and I liked to show up on their doorstep, usually Sunday evenings, and expect her, her husband Rock, and their one-year old, Braden to entertain us. We have kept in contact with their family these past seven years, but it had been a while since I had seen her. Watching her singing group perform was so worth the long drive!

Here Greta and I posed with Mercy River. Because we knew someone on the "inside," We got to have front row seats, and lunch backstage with the presenters. It was nice to feel so special!

My friend Whitney and I. Can you believe that she is pregnant with baby #5?

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