It was Stake Conference this past weekend, and we were so lucky to have Elder Richard G. Scott come and speak. It's not everyday you get to see an apostle of the Lord in person and we were excited, and tried to get the girls excited about it as well. I can't say that they really paid much attention to his talk after the first few minutes when he spoke directly to the primary kids; but I hope they noticed and felt the special spirit that was there.
One thing is for sure, they definitely remember who her is and can point him out.
Many times since Sunday Ashlee has taken the Conference Ensign and, while flipping through the pages, can be heard saying, "where is Elder Scott?" over and over again.
When she finds the page with his picture she points it out to whoever is nearby.
It makes us excited to watch him during General Conference in a few weeks.
Labor Day Weekend we headed to Salt Lake to see Mary Poppins.
The girls LOVE Mary Poppins, so we got them tickets to the touring Broadway show for their birthdays.
Because the show was quite a while after their birthdays we made a countdown for them to mark off the days with stickers.
The day finally arrived.
We were joined at the show by Grandma Berta, Aunt Shirley and Great Grandma Garrett. We had a great time, and the girls really enjoyed it.
Caitlin's favorite parts were the times when Mary Poppins would fly.
And Ashlee liked Steppin' Time with her favorite character "Burp."
Back in August, when Annie was here, we went on a girls weekend with one of our very best friends from college, Taffy.
We met the first weekend of college when Taffy was crying and homesick, and we had pity on her- a true story, but not nearly as harsh as it sounds :)
We did SOOOOOOO many fun and crazy things during our next 4 years, and laughed more than a person should be able to!I now actually live only an hour from Taffy, so we see each other from time to time, but Annie never gets to see her. So we planned a fun overnight trip to Utah to hang out and catch up.
We had an awesome weekend shopping, eating, walking, getting pedicures, playing mini golf, eating more and talking non-stop the whole time.
I'm so glad we can still be best friends after 12 years!