this weekend has been spectacular, to say the least (:
friday night i got to babysit baby D & then saturday + sunday were just conference all day, all the time!
we had tickets to the saturday morning session (thank you again for those, daddy!) but micae got really sick the night before [editor's note: yes she is feeling better! thanks for asking (: ] so we ended up just watching conference at home. in between sessions i got a chance to work on all my missionary letter-writing.. i think i've used up a record number of notebook sheets of paper this time around.. i had quite a bit of catching up to do (whoops!). but hopefully justin, elliot, michael + madison will be happy to get the letters nonetheless and that's what counts, right? (:
today [sunday] i got the chance to go to conference with jeffrey + his sister, sarah [yes we are already great friends just because we have the same awesome name and spell it the same awesome way, thanks].
we had a stellar time watching the morning session in the conference center [including witnessing president eyring's funny slip-up, so good] and were even blessed for going to conference by PRACTICALLY MEETING david archuleta! i know, awesome. we practically made eye contact and fell in love while we were within arm's reach of one another.. the wedding plans are in the making, trust me.
after the morning session we walked back to the car and enjoyed a little picnic in the brief bit of sunshine that salt lake city offered us from about 12:45-1pm.. then we hiked back on over to temple square and got settled in the legacy theatre [where the joseph smith movie is usually showing] to watch the afternoon session in ultra-comfy seats. after another stellar session, we walked around temple square a little bit and jeffrey the professional photographer snapped a few of me in front of the pretty salt lake temple! per my request, of course (:
ps most awesome part of the day = seeing this little gem driving in front of us on the way home:
and then we pull in front of them and see this on the front of the car:
yes, CARLASHES. they are real. this isn't a picture of the exact car that was in front of us, mostly because we were all too shocked at seeing them and wondering what the heck they were that i didn't have time to get my camera back out and keep my jaw from dropping at the same time. so creepy!!
we got back and i had a brief cereal party with jeffrey + jared at their place, then headed back home to skype with my lovely ohio family! we only got to talk for a bit, but thank goodness daniel was at least happy to see me:
gosh i love him so much. only a month + two days until i am reunited with him eeeeeeeeee! love my brother (:
wrapped up the night by watching a spanish movie called machuca. it was about the chilean revolution in 1973 and a torn friendship of kids and just... super crazy deep. but i loved it. and so did dan + jared who came to watch it with me (:
lovelovelove spanish movies. is it weird that i can understand most of what is being said [so long as they don't talk too fast] without the subtitles? makes me happy at least ((((: lovelovelove spanish. period.
okieeeee well i can officially register for fall classes [!!] in about seventeen minutes from now at midnight, but i'm much too tired and not worried about my classes filling up so i think i'm just going to bed (:
bah, i love conference weekend. the. end.