my dear sister alli, who moved to arizona just days after getting married, hitched a ride up to utah with a bunch of ladies from her ward who were going to women's conference. she arrived late wednesday night and stayed until saturday morning. it was a short + sweet trip but we had a fabulous time. the kids and i stayed at my parents while alli was there + we all stayed up much too late trying to soak in every last minute.
thursday we attended women's conference! it was a first for all of us and we had a great time! thanks to my wonderful friends kim + keri i was able to make this happen. it was a little crazier than planned since avery woke up that morning with a cough + runny nose but somehow we all survived :) we were able to attend classes taught by sister beck's daughter, sister dalton + her daughter emi, and the richardson's. i'm so grateful for opportunities like this to strengthen my testimony and my determination to be a better wife + mother.
friday afternoon was the annual spring festival at the elementary school by my parents. i took max down there right before it ended and he got a pretty sweet balloon hat, which he loved!
and friday night, once the kids were in bed, we stayed up wayyyy too late talking, laughing, painting our nails, laughing some more, and enjoying our last night together. since bri didn't want to paint his nails with us he sketched us while we painted :) he is amazing!! alli asked him to sketch a picture of her, tony, douglas (their dog) and it turned out great! he is one talented guy.
we love you alli!! max is already asking when he gets to see you + tony next. only a few more months. can't wait!