Sunday, November 9, 2008

Time Out For Women

I just found this post in my drafts and realized I totally forgot to hit "publish post"...


This weekend I got to go to San Antonio for this years Time Out For Women with a group of friends from my ward. I have to say, Satan worked on me pretty hard to try to get me to back out of going, but I stuck to it and went and I am soooo glad I did! I had one of the best times of my life!!! The talks were all really good and I learned something from each of them. (Accept for the one guy who had the really soothing voice that I slept through...but that was mainly from the 3 1/2 hours of sleep we got the night before). Hillary Weeks was there and I had heard a few songs from her, but didn't really know anything about her. She was absolutely amazing! I was just in awe every time she sang. Plus, we got these SUPER cute tote bags from it...always a plus.

San Antonio is such a beautiful city! I'm looking forward to getting to go there again to play tourist. "REMEMBER THE ALAMOOOOO!" The streets are sooo confusing though. Seriously, they have an upper level highway and a lower level highway, so you just have to sort of take a gamble to see which one goes where. Here's a shout out to Mandy for getting us there alive! If I were driving, I'm pretty sure we would have arrived there dead...which totally doesn't count as getting there...so again, Mandy, YOU ROCK!!! :)

We got there Friday night and the Friday night events didn't get over until 9 p.m. (and oh my gosh, it was FREEEEZING in the convention center!!!) so then we went to the hotel after that and we were hungry. So, we ordered some pizza from some random place and it took them an hour to get it to us! We didn't end up going to bed until 1 a.m. and then the alarm from someone's watch went off at 4:30 a.m. (which now we all laugh about...not so funny that day though). I was already up, because I had been dreaming about Santa Anna's armies taking over the hotel...and something about all the bathrooms backing up so I wanted to get up to take a shower before our shower backed up...I don't think I was quite awake and sane yet. To make a really long, drawn out, incredibly detailed story short...it was a great day! We were all tired and cranky by the time we got home, but we still couldn't stop laughing. I didn't get to take any pictures, as usual...but I know some of the other ladies took some. Maybe I can bribe them to email me some...

2 people leaving some love!:

Mike & Rachel Barton said...

I'm really glad you got to go! I bet it was hard to leave the kids, but it's so good you got some "me" time. Yay! Love you! I want to see a belly picture.

The Brock Family said...

I am so jealous! I have been to about 4 TOFW and volunteered at 3 of them. They are so awesome and I can not believe I never mentioned Hilary Weeks to you when we lived by eachother cause I LOOOOOOVER her. I was actually star struck when she came to my moms stake for a fireside. She used to live in CO, by the way! Anyway, glad you made it, it is sooooooo worth it.