Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Conference Weekend

I had a GREAT weekend! I was able to go to Utah for Conference. The way out to Utah ended up being a LONG day of travel, but it wasn't bad. I was able to meet up with Christine in Phoenix and travel the rest of the way with her! And let me tell you, Christine is THE BEST person to travel standby with. She's sooo laid back and fun to be with! It was great! The only thing that I missed was that Nathan, Nichole, Matthew and then Shawnee and James weren't able to make it! Hopefully next time though! I miss you guys! Anyways, Christine and I were the last bunch that made it in that afternoon. We were all totally exhausted, so we ate our Dill-Get-Together-Tradition of PIZZA and then pretty much went to bed! We woke up to SNOW!!! I was so disappointed, but got over it quickly! Here is a picture of Dad and Brayden out in the snow before we left for conference. Oh and sorry about the GIANT snowflake on my dad's head---OOPS:
Before conference, we met up with my Grandpa and aunts at a McDonalds for breakfast! I am totally bummed that I didn't get any pictures with them. But it was great to see them! We rode the tram thing into Salt Lake, which was the best decision ever because there were SOOOO many people! Here is a picture of everyone that went with us to the actual conference session minus my dad who was taking the picture. Oh and Jared is the guy in it. This was the first time I ever really got to talk to him. I met him in the temple when they got married and that was it.
Of course there were protesters, but there weren't as many as I thought there would be and it wasn't bad at all. All I can do is to laugh at them because they are just so off the mark. But enough about them. Here is a picture that we took in front of the conference center right before the session on Saturday morning.
It was such a good session of conference and really the only one I got to see this time around. It was really good to go with my family too! It was a great experience. Right after the conference session, we went to go watch the Joseph Smith movie in the Legacy Theater. It was really good. I had seen it before, but it was the same with conference, really neat to be there with my family as we are now older and somewhat more mature. After the movie, we were able to go eat at a restaurant that is on the top floor of the Legacy Theater. It was really good food and had an amazing view. Here is one picture that we took from the restaurant.After eating, we did a little church shopping in the distribution center. We just all got a few pictures and things, nothing too big. Then we went to the visitors center few just a few minutes before we had to catch the tram back.
Here's a picture of Brayden that was just too cute not to post!
Then we went over to my aunt's house and had a great time talking with them! It was really good. Then we left EARLY on Sunday morning! I was able to make my flight and sleep on them, so that was good. It was the best weekend trip I've taken in such a long time! It was so short and we packed so much into it and we were all totally exhausted when we got home, but it was so much fun! It's amazing how much of a difference being spiritually uplifted makes! Anyways, all in all it was a great weekend and I have been totally exhausted since, but it was well worth it.


  1. Oh that sounds like fun. I've always wanted to go see a conference at the conference center.

  2. How fun!! I wish I could have gone with you! You got some amazing pictures.

  3. i didn't know you were going to utah for conference. how fun! i love your pics.

  4. Dina I'm so jealous! I wish I could've gone! Looks like you had a lot of fun:)

  5. I love Conference! So much fun! I love temple square, as well. :) Glad you got to be here!

  6. Sweet pictures! I'm glad you had fun!