Well, I've finally put away enough of the *stuff* I packed on my scrapbook weekend to not feel too guilty for sitting at the computer! Can I just say, I wasn't too sure that I was going to have very much fun bunkered down in a windowless room at the Best Western for 4 days with 9 other ladies and a bunch of scrapbooking supplies. Was I ever wrong! It was the BEST! The awesome part is all due to the 9 other ladies - I got to know them all better and had soooo much fun! I got the least amount of scrapping done, but I also was the one to take advantage of every "Let's go get something to eat" offer!
Um...this photo? We realized LATE Friday night that 2 of the ladies were leaving early Saturday morning and we hadn't taken a group shot yet. So we called the security guard and asked him to come to the scrapbooking room. When he got there, we asked him to take a picture for us. Is that wrong?
The photo journaling was cut a few hours short for the best reason: The baptism of our neighbors, Keith and Elizabeth!
They have been taking discussions for quite a while at our house, and it was heartwarming to see this day finally come! 6 of the 7 Elders who have taught them were able to come (Elder Faux is already home), so it was awesome to see all of them too! Geoffrey is an inspired missionary, he always has been, and I know it was so special to him that Elizabeth asked him to do her baptism. It would be hard to put into words how thrilled we were, so I'll leave it at that.
So I'm recovering from my lack of sleep, trying to clean up the house, and pay attention to my sweet husband and children. Easton informed me tonight that this was "one of the worst days ever" and it wasn't "all Mom's fault, but mostly"". That's great. We've also fallen off the family scripture bandwagon, we just haven't gotten it together to read EVERY morning since we went to Powell. Good thing I've had a fantastic weekend to charge my batteries! Tomorrow is a NEW day, and I'm hoping to be a little better as a mom!