Thursday: A suprise party!
(Kristen, Christy, Georgia, Roxann, Stephanie, Me, Becky, Hailey and Renee)
At 6:00 pm, a group of fabulous women showed up at my door to take me to dinner and ice cream. You can get full details from the Kristen's website here.
This is what I want to say about the evening. As I sat at the table of all of these wonderful women, I was truly inspired by the company I was in. These are all women who not only do I adore and love, but are also shining examples to me and women I want to inspire to become like. You know when you get asked that question: "If you could go to lunch with anybody in the world, who would you go with?" Well, I got to go to dinner with them and it was Cloud Nine for me. Thank you to the women that took a night to come and celebrate with me. It was truly a dream come true for me!
Friday: Logan Temple
Saturday was my actual birthday. Brian went on an early morning bike ride and was so great to set the alarm on my phone for 6:55 am to go off to tell me Happy Birthday. Let me tell you how pumped I was that I didn't get to sleep in. It was a wonderful, relaxing day. I worked out, I went grocery shopping, we went to Cafe Rio for lunch and then I went to the Stake Center to do Leadership training at 4:00 and then the adult session at 7:00. Can I just tell you I have never laughed so hard in a church meeting than when we had to do a mock ward council in front of the entire congregation and Brother R who was representing the Ward Mission Leader said they had confirmed the baptismal date of Sister Smith on her 95th Birthday. AND she had requested that her father baptize her. I could not look up, I was laughing so hard, and we were up on the stand in front of everyone!
So, why the picture of the suit? Well, I bought that suit for my birthday to wear that night. I LOVE IT!!
Sunday: Stake Conference!
Sunday we had Stake Conference and yours truly was asked to speak. I had 4 weeks to prepare and given no assigned topic. This definately pushed me to grow. I worked so hard and did the best that I could to prepare. Again, the suit above is what I bought with some of the birthday money I had been given. I LOVE this suit too! I am stuck in that age that I feel too old for some clothes and too young for others. I have always been a classy/classic look type of girl and these suits are definately what I love.
The talk I gave was titled: The Crowing Reflection Within You! I worked hard to memorize it so that I could stay in eye contact with the congregation the entire 7 minutes and 46 seconds of my talk. I was so nervous! My legs were shaking so bad, I had to brace myself with the podium. All in all, I am so glad it is over. I slept for 3 hours afterwards, and was just exhausted last night.
So, there you have it! A fabulous weekend and I am truly so grateful for the experiences that I had. I am so blessed by the people around me and I am grateful for the many birthday wishes!