**I am still giddy from the awesomeness of Elder Holland's public speaking. I felt like my couch caught fire or something. I met him before he was an apostle, when he spoke at our Stake Conference in La Verne, CA. And when I say met him, I actually mean that I bumped into him as he was exiting the building. He then grabbed my face with both hands (in a very loving way) and said something that I'll keep to myself, but it was very nice and instantly endeared me to him forever. So yeah, one of my favorites, for sure. Love the Conference.
**I have been much more enamored with the mountains this year than any year previous. I want to shout at everyone I see, "Do you even REALIZE how lucky we are here? To walk outside and BAM!" I'm pretty sure it's because my love affair with Provo is in for some bumpy times ahead, as we will be making the move to...somewhere else. No, really, we don't know where that will be yet. But the thought of it is enough to bring me to tears every time I stand in my front yard and see this:
Seriously, what do you have to do to generate a little festive excitement around here?
We still have plenty to look forward to, including a visit from my mom and Aydan, a visit from my dad and Janine, a Jones family reunion, a production of Frankenstein put on by my friends, and plenty more Halloween festivities! But at the moment, I will blast "Jai Ho" from my computer while tackling the dishes left over from our Thanksgiving dry run yesterday, which might just need to be a new Conference tradition (especially since all I did was make the rolls.)
P.S. Be sure to catch Oprah on Wed., Oct. 7th, as one of Provo's own will be a guest!