Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Utah - Day 3 & 4 & Coming Home

Okay, so the first two days were a whirlwind. I saw a lot of people and was having a great time, but that was just the beginning. Saturday morning we were up early and heading to General Conference (BUCKET LIST!!!)! We got there bright and early. See, the sun hasn't even officially risen over the mountains yet!

We were on the top floor and they had this look out point that you can look all the way down. Luckily, they also have mirrors across the way so if you don't want to look down.
They also have this amazing skylight so you can look up!

We went in and took our seats! I'm pretty sure there isn't a bad seat in this place! Even from the balcony! And can I just say that as excited as I was to be there, nothing could have prepared me for the feeling I had as I and the entire congregation stood as our beloved Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and his counselors, walked in. When you put thousands of people together, you can imagine the noise. But there wasn't a sound (other than people coughing occasionally) as he entered the room room and sat down. I've NEVER doubted that he is the prophet on the earth today, called by God through revelation, but my testimony of his role and the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was strengthened more than I ever could have hoped for!

We asked the handsome stranger next to me to take a picture of the three of us as we were waiting to leave. Small world...he was from Georgia too, and knew all about my town and even the company I work for! Too bad I didn't know anything about the town he was from.
(I feel like I look like an orange rubber duck. Oh well!!)

We exited the building on the top floor and walked down outside. We got to see the beautiful Salt Lake Temple.
 We were lucky enough to acquire tickets for the Saturday afternoon session of conference (lucky Audrey had people handing her tickets left and right) and then she also brought tickets for the Sunday afternoon session! It was an incredible experience and I learned SOOOOO much. Look for coming posts about what I learned from Conference!
Saturday and Sunday evening, Shelly and I stayed up playing games with her parents. It was so much fun! I learned a new game and learned, once again, that I have no strategy! But I still had a blast!!
I took the red eye home Sunday night and arrived bright and early in Jacksonville on Monday morning. By the time I made it to my car I was SOOOO ready to be done. So I taught myself to drive with my knees to make the time pass more quickly. And thankfully it worked. Turns out I also have a talent for this! I titled this picture, "Look Mom, No Hands!".

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