|Photo: The view of the Grand Canyon from the North Rim|
The past week and a half has been a blur, as my parents came to town and we visited four national parks in four days. I'll publish a post next week detailing our adventures, but for now, let's just say we all had a grand time!
I'm so thankful this week:
1. That my parents could come to visit.
2. That we could enjoy the beauty of nature.
3. That we could laugh (a lot!)
4. That my parents extended their trip on both ends, so we could visit with other relatives and enjoy other sites (like Moon's Rare Books) as well.
Sometimes, after a vacation, it is hard to get back into a routine again. I'm thankful to be easing into things:
5. John and I were able to attend a meet-up for bloggers here in Utah. We were served dinner, learned about the #LightTheWorld Christmas campaign for 2018, listened to the Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir, and watched a showing of the movie Jane and Emma. While we were there, we also just happened to run into someone who used to live in our area in California. Small world!
6. When we returned to our house that evening, a plate of cookies was sitting on our front porch. This neighborhood is certainly welcoming!
7. Thursday night, Gerald Lund spoke at the ward Relief Society meeting. He is an author of many books, and has been a presenter at Education Week at BYU. He talked about reasons we might not be receiving answers to prayers. Afterwards, refreshments were served and I had a chance to meet some more of the women in the ward.
8. John's brother is in town again, and we will have a chance to get together with him and a brother-in-law as we root for the Cougars. Go, BYU!
9. This weekend is General Conference. April's conference brought about many changes, and everyone is excited to see what this conference brings.
10. As always, I'm thankful for John. Whether we're at the Grand Canyon on a sunny day, or inside our house during a thunder and lightening storm, we enjoy spending time together.
How has your week gone? What are you thankful for?