In March Meilani and I went with some of our friends to a Time Out for Women and Time Out for Girls weekend in Visalia. It was a whirlwind of a weekend but we had a blast. Meilani really enjoyed spending time with some of the other Young Women from our ward and my mommy friends and I loved hearing the great uplifting speakers at the conference. I shed a few tears listening to Chris Williams share his story of forgiveness after a drunk driver killed his wife and two children. You can watch the mormon message about him here. I also loved Emily Watts who was hysterical. She had me laughing and crying at the same time. She talked about riding a segway and drew an analogy about how in life, just like on a segway, we're not progressing or moving forward unless we're slightly off balance. Perfect balance equals standing still. Quite profound I thought. That little tidbit made me feel so much better as I most definitely am never perfectly balancing all I have to do. Remember how behind I am on this little blog?
Most of the gang. We were missing a few who weren't early risers.
Some of the girls.
While us big girls were gone, Dad took the other kids to Altamont Park where there is a huge dirt field the kids love to play on. Soon there will be a school on that site, but our kids love building forts in the mounds of dirt for now.