Last week I went to SLC, Utah for approximately 24 hours.
Every year around this time, there is a training for all the leadership in our church. Basically, the big wigs of our church train the leaders from around the world (who can get to SLC ) on how to do our job (though "job" implies money and we don't get paid) better.
So, off we went. We, as in me & the 3 awesome women I get to work with!
We drove through the night.
Stopped in St. George for a Cafe Rio run.
Talked some more.
Attempted/pretended to conduct a presidency meeting in the car.
Scrapped that idea and kept talking.
Arrived at our awesome accomodations in Springville, UT around 1:30 am.
Continued to talk
Someone clogged a toilet. (and was super, super embarrassed.)
Awoke at 7.
Tried to unclog toilet.
Talked some more.
Drove to SLC.
I love Salt Lake! Though I was a little bitter that SLC welcomed us with a dust and wind storm.
Nonetheless, Salt Lake is a beautiful, clean city.
Of course the LDS temple is a highlight. I can't look at that temple without thinking about those who sacrificed so much to construct it. It is hard to believe by looking at the intricate details that it was built in the 1800's.
Our training meeting was wonderful beyond words. We listened (from the very front row) to the 3 amazing women who oversee all the Young Women ages 12-18 for our worldwide church. They are so inspired. Their love and concern for these young women everywhere is almost tangible. It was an honor to be in their presence. I learned so much, but mostly about myself and how I want to become a better, more virtuous, kind person.
This is us after many, many attempts at getting a picture. We all look amazing!
Here was another attempt. From left to right: Paige, Janna, Shelley aka hairball, Ali - huge face
The wind was blowing SOOO hard. Good thing Paige is pregnant, because one pound skinnier and she would have certainly blown away.
The best part of this trip was getting to know these women better. We left CA as acquaintances and came home as friends.
I am already planning for roadtrip 2011!