how was your weekend? ours was pretty great, although i think we’d both love a nap. ;)
on friday night we went out for dinner and i told josh to pick the place, any place! so naturally, we ended up at wendy’s. i swear we’d eat there every meal if it were up to him. but dipping fries into a chocolate frostie is sort of growing on me, so…
saturday morning i threw a baby shower for my friend julie. when i say i, i should really say josh. he slaved away in the kitchen for most of the morning. here he is being as domestic as it gets with a baby on him while making homemade cinnamon rolls. i can’t tell you how much it meant to me to have him offer to help and then really just take over. plus it’s more fun in the kitchen with him because before you know it we’re talking in southern accents (we used paula deen’s recipe, so i mean, naturally, right?) and getting things done in half the time with half the stress.
also, as a girl who’s never really fancied the cinnamon roll, let me tell you i’ve never tasted better. thank you paula for using so much butter when you bake (i like you!) and thank you josh for executing these like it was your job.
i also attended my church’s general relief society conference for all the women in my church via a worldwide satellite broadcast on saturday evening. it’s always nice to gather just as the women of the church and listen to our church leaders speak to us. my biggest take away from the evening came from president dieter f. uchtdorf, the second counselor in the presidency of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, who i often felt was speaking to me directly. it’s always nice to be reminded to “be more compassionate and patient with myself” and to always remember that “[i am] not forgotten. wherever [i am], whatever the circumstances may be, no matter how dark [my] days may seem or how insignificant [i] may feel, no matter how overshadowed [i] think [i] may be at times, [my] Heavenly Father has not forgotten [me]. he loves [me and] you with an infinite love.” how special is that? president uchtdorf’s talk got me so excited for general conference (when all the members of our faith from around the world gather to listen to our church leaders speak to us via satellite broadcast) this next saturday and sunday. i always feel encouraged, uplifted and inspired to be a better version of me as i move forward after listening to conference.
other highlights of our weekend included the best peach smoothie made by husband, eleanor crawling faster and faster everywhere she goes, sunday lunch in bed and homemade breakfast burritos for dinner, catching up with family over the phone and more biking everywhere we went.
have a beautiful monday! let’s get this party started….