I went away for the weekend.

Have you ever heard of Time Out for Women?  It is a two day seminar that has motivational speakers.  It is geared towards LDS women.  This years theme was Choose to Become.  I really wanted to go, so a few weeks ago, I bought my tickets.
I left Friday morning and arrived in St. George just as the event began.  It was a long drive, and I was not in a very good mood.  The evening was just fine, and I met a new friend, but I was not in the mood to sit for another few hours after being in the car all day.
The next day, I recruited my sister, Taylor, and my aunt Keena to come with me, and my new friend sat with us.  It was fantastic.  Taylor, Keena, and I left for lunch, it was so crowded that our lunch went way over, so we didn't go back for the afternoon session.  (Sorry Amber for ditching you, I hope it wasn't too lonely.)
That night my grandpa made dinner of steak and salmon, my great-uncle gave me some great information about Sri Lanka.  It was so wonderful to spend time with family.
I left St. George Sunday morning at 4:00 am.  It was way early, but it worked out perfectly because I missed the traffic out of Las Vegas to California.
I came home to my wonderful family.

Here is the truth.

This weekend was nice.  I loved the quiet drive, I loved seeing my mom, sister, aunt, grandma, grandpa, and great-uncle.  I really enjoyed some time away from cooking dinners, changing diapers, and listening to the daily noises of two little boys.  I thought the conference was okay, but my expectations were really high, and I was a little disappointed.  I would have rather stayed in town, avoided the long drive and had a nice date with Ben and a girls night out.

Thanks Taylor, mom and Keena for driving to see me.  It means a lot.
Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for letting me stay with you, and making us a yummy dinner.
Thanks Uncle Al for the information about Sri Lanka.  It is exciting to learn about our next home.

Thank you, sweetheart for watching the boys for the weekend, and thank you for letting me take a nap when I came home. 

I love you all.

1 comment:

Liz said...

I am glad that you had a good weekend, and that you got to visit with family. Family always make a trip worth it, even if the rest of it wasn't so great.