Tuesday, October 6, 2015

General Conference Fall 2015

Well this was a weekend to remember! I picked up Hayden & Megan and headed straight to Provo for the BYU Football game. We met Mendis and Christina there since Mendis was already up there for meetings. We had gotten 5 tickets so there was enough for everyone. It's amazing that we were able to get the three additional tickets right beside ours. Well except that we were so high up there's not a huge demand!
 As usual we got there nice and early! Well Hayden, Megan and I did.
 It started off nice but before the night was over we got rain. 
Thank goodness we had stopped at Walmart for ponchos!
We had dinner at the game which is always a good idea. I tried Wallaby's (sorry Ashley) and it was fab. Then we got the most amazing Hawaiian treat for dessert to share and a cougar tail and popcorn and anything else we thought sounded yummy.
 The next morning we were up bright and early for Conference. We made a quick stop at McDonald's because it sounded like a great idea when someone walked by with a bag. It was a great idea.
So while we were in line for our session that morning look who found us!! Rachel's Dad Darrell and his wife. What a shocker. What are the odds of that happening. We had a quick little visit and it was time to go in. Our seats were clear up in the nosebleed of the balcony with the rest of the stake people who had tickets. No big deal. It's the usual spot.
Notice the empty chairs because they were had not yet called the two new apostles.
See we were really high up there since it took us a couple of escalators to get back down. We made a mad dash to the mall across the street for some lunch before we headed back for the afternoon. Megan's mom had gotten us tickets for the afternoon session. Little did we know they were right down in the from section with Elder Holland's family. WOW
We even had a special door to enter through and we went through the underground parking to the side entrance. Very cool. It wasn't until we got home that I noticed that Elder Holland name was on the tickets! So awesome.
 Great seats right! Cute couple too.
 Never have we had to look up to watch Conference in the Conference Center!
 Looking way back to our usual seats.
 It was super fun to watch the general authorities come in and greet each other.Elder Oaks was the first Apostle in and he was pouring over some paperwork so we guessed he was speaking that session. He did and so did Elder Holland...amazing! Both sessions were so wonderful and the spirit was so strong. We loved it. All too soon the session was over.So back across the street we went. Us girls stayed there and did some shopping with the throngs of women while the guys went to Priesthood. We fought the crowds at Deseret Book and I met Anne Romney and bought her book.

By the time we got back to Christina's house that night we were beat. Seriously tired feet. Mendis gave me his slippers from his conference and we all called it a night! We watched Conference the next day at Christina's house before heading home. We stopped in to visit Grandpa and Grandma and made it home refreshed but tired. How does that happen? lol

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