Friday, May 14, 2010

Sweet Utah Trip and BYU Women's Conference

I was surprised by the tears that filled my eyes when I saw the Rocky Mountains out the window as my plane landed in Utah.
Although I love Tennessee, I was so happy to be home!

And then I was teary again when I got to hug my sweet little sister Mindy and her baby Jack outside of the luggage area. Mindy and I talk all the time--but how I have missed her in person!
Jack, Mindy and myself ready for church

Straight from the airport we raced off to meet a few of my dear friends at the Blue Lemon in Highland for a lunch. Once again my eyes filled up as I saw more than a few of these sweet women I have missed so very much! I know, I know I am a mushy girl...but my heart was filled! Thank you all for coming! I love you much!

Getting a good picture was tricky--but we had so much fun catching up!

After that I hurried to my Mom and Dad's to be there when they got home from work. We got ready for a Cafe Rio (my favorite) dinner and trip to the temple. It was so fun to spend time with my parents. Of course they spoiled me with wonderful meals, the coziness of home and lots of love! I was a kid again and it was delightful!!

My cute Mother-in-law just happened to be in Utah that same weekend on her way from Scottsdale, AZ (her winter home) to Boise, ID (her summer place). We had quickand fun visit! I am very blessed to have the best Mother in law ever. She is sweetheart and I love her very much.
I was sooooo excited to meet my little brother Matt's newest son Logan. He is absolutely precious! He has the sweetest little spirit. I was in heaven getting to snuggle with this little man!! What a long awaited treat that was! I also spent time with his big brother Wesley, my brother Matt and his wife Amy and Miny'd hubby Griff--but sadly I was too busy enjoying my family to take pictures. I love you guys!! And miss you much!

And last but surely not least, Women's Conference was just as INCREDIBLE as ever!!

I truly LOVED every minute of it and hope to never miss this yearly conference if I can help it! I came home armed with so much inspiration and filled with a desire and determination to Choose to Serve the Lord (this years theme). It was a beautiful experience for me.

And although this is not the best picture I had to include a shot of my conference partner, my "bosom buddy" Stephanie. We had so much fun! I love you Steph!!

This was after a long and awesome day on campus!

I would highly reccomend looking on KBYU TV for rebroadcasts of Women Conference 2010. There were some wonderful talks. My favorite was Julie B. Beck's Opening talk. When it becomes available I will link to it so you can all read it. It was AWESOME!!
Hope you are all having a great weekend!
Well, I am off to the YMCA for some swimming with my boys!


Laura said...

Looks like you had such an awesome trip :) I loved seeing you!!! Maybe sometime we'll pack up the van & make a cross-country trip to TN to see ya'all! It would be such a blast!

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time. I loved all of the pics. I can't wait until I can listen to all of the talks online!!

stephanie said...

It was so good to see you again. Even a short lunch visit is so nice to catch up and enjoy time together. I am so glad you were able to spend time with family and friends and faith---and see the mountains again.

Erin said...

What a great post, Mel! I loved reading about what a wonderful time you had with everyone. What a special treat! I'm so glad you were able to go. And what an amazing turnout for your lunch with friends!

kaleyq said...

I am so happy that you had a wonderful time! It was so fun to see you and hear about your experiences in the south. And then to run into you at was an inspiring and uplifting couple of days! And how fun to spend time with your family. Anxious to see you again in a couple of months!

Brittany said...

what a wonderful trip - i loved hearing all about it. I really hope one day I can be your conference buddy and join you! It sounds like SO much fun. I'm so glad you could take this trip and be with family and be inspired at conference! I LOVE the pic of you and Logan - you look beautiful and he is absolutely adorable!

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