Sunday, April 6, 2008

Conference Weekend

I always look forward to conference weekend, not just because we can sit around and watch church from the comfort of our own couch and eat treats, but also because I love the spirit that is felt as we listen to our leaders and living Prophet. It was an awesome experience on Saturday to see Pres. Monson sustained as our new Prophet. He is a remarkable man. Below is one of my all time favorite quotes that he gave several years ago.

"Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. It calls, 'This way to safety; this way to home.'"
~ President Thomas S. Monson

On Friday night we attended my hubby's missionary reunion. He hasn't been to one in over 25 years and so it was a great experience for him to see so many old (not literally ~ well...kinda!) missionary companions and acquaintances. He was called to the Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission and then was transferred to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic to help open that mission. This is the flag from Puerto Rico.

This is Dave's Mission President. President Millet. He hasn't seen him for many years. The last time we saw him was when he came to the Primary Children's Hospital to give one of our newborn sons a blessing. It was good to see him again. He is an awesome man.

Looking at a mission scrapbook with Sister Tally. Her husband was one of Pres. Millet's counselors.

Catching up with some old missionary buds.

It was held at this beautiful house in Draper.



old times...

Wow...has it really been that long?
This is the cutest little girl I met named Breanna. She was as bored as I was and so we stuck together with the food and M&M's. She was adorable! I could've taken her home with me. Look at those eyes!

Her Mom moved to Utah from Puerto Rico after her mom was baptized. There were several others there who also did the same and came to the reunion to see some of the missionaries.

This drink is made in Puerto Rico and it was what the missionaries mostly drank because of the water conditions. I'm sure they had to "learn" to like it because it was NASTY! It tasted just like water-downed molasses! Yuck! The food they served was good however. They served delicious Mexican food and Platanos. Dave noticed the absence of rice and beans which is what he basically lived on while there, as did the other missionaries. Guess they are all still sick of them and didn't want them on the menu!

Dave's mom always has a big dinner after the Priesthood session on Saturday. She made a huge pan of lasagna this year and it was so yummy! No photo's of it since I forgot my camera! But here is a shot when I was over there earlier of their dog Koda, whom I LOVE! He is the best dog!
Did I mention he loves me too? He is kissing me here.Isn't he the cutest? He comes and has a "sleepover" at our house once in a while!Who could resist those eyes?


Jen said...

I love Conference weekend too! And the reunion looks like fun! Leave it to you to find the cutest little girl to hang out with at the party! And with M&Ms no less!

Nancy Face said...

I loved Conference so much! Lauren's fiance came over this morning and they made breakfast, then we all watched both sessions together with most of us in our jammies! :)

The reunion pictures and story are cracks me up that you admitted you were bored! M&M's make everything fun! :D

deb said...

Love the dog. Sounds like a real fun weekend. That little girl is so cute too!


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