So early yesterday morning, Josh got up to go play basketball with Cody. About 10 minutes after he left, I get a text from Tara asking if I had any plans for the day...let me check, nope. So she texted back that Nie Nie was doing a book signing at Deseret Book in the new City Creek Mall, wanna go? Um, YES!! So we decided to leave about 2pm to get down to SLC. Atty didn't want to stay home with his dad and watch Sports Center and asked if he could come, so he followed us girls around all day and didn't complain! This boy is going to make some girl very happy one day!
So we got down to SLC and knew we wanted to hit up Smart Cookie at some time during this trip, so we went there first for the fabulous sugar cookies. Oh, these things are divine!
I don't know why but for some reason whenever I get down towards Sandy, I just have this inner feeling of "I"m HOME!" I loved living down there so much so maybe that's why I feel that way, I don't know.
We headed back toward downtown to the new mall. Let me tell you, that place is fabulous! It was wicked crowded and we hit it right after the last session of conference got out so it was packed.
So then we headed back down to H&M, that place was packed and had some of the most hideous clothing. They also had some cute things, but I never knew sequins were back in such a way except for on dancing costumes and even then we hated wearing them, they itch. Tara did find a cute shirt and some leggings and I was looking at the bags since I want to make my own camera bag but didn't find anything I HAD to have.
Then we headed back down to Deseret Book at about 5:30pm The signing didn't start until 6pm and there was already a little line forming. So we got our books and stood in line.
She truly is amazing. In May of 2010 she did a video for Mormon Messages, it brought me to tears and I had to share it, here's the link again. Watch it. She has come so far from where she was 2 years ago and is due to have her 5th baby tomorrow. Which is something she wanted so badly and was so excited to be given the go ahead from her doctors to try for a baby, plus they will have extra skin to work with for her future reconstruction surgeries! She truly has been an inspiration to me for the past 4 years.
I love conference weekend. Anytime we get to sleep in on a Sunday when we usually have 9am church is fabulous! But I also love hearing our Prophet and Apostles speak. There is always something there for me to feast on, always. And today proved no different.
We went over to Cody and Tara's for breakfast and the first session of conference this morning. The talks were really good. I loved Elder Uchtdorf's talk. I definitely need to work on my judgement of people and being envious. I have been really judgmental lately and I know I shouldn't be and all it does is make my heart hardened and makes me not feel good. I've been judgemental of others, especially those who are parents thinking that we would be better parents. And those who are pregnant, thinking why should they get to have a baby when I am a better person and am in a better relationship and would be able to love and care for a baby more. Terrible, huh? I know. And then being envious of those who do have children and are good parents and seeing the fun and the joy of having children is. As we were leaving their house this afternoon, Josh asked me if I really listened to that talk and I said yes and I know. He said the part he loved the most was when he talked about not gossiping even if it's true. Oh man, my own damnation. Josh always knows how to pull me back down. Even if I get mad at him for a minute. But I get mad because I know he's right. And I will work on it, it's not going to be easy but I will.
We came home and rested for a bit then went back over to their house for steaks tonight, man they spoil us! Two meals in one day! It was so good though! We sat and talked for a good hour or so after we finished eating and laughed and laughed. Josh and his stories get us all going! Josh started a grease fire while cooking french fries and Cody gets so amused by that story.
Thanks you guys for such a fun weekend. It was fabulous! We love you and I'm so grateful we have you in our lives.