Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Do you know this guy?


Oh, Griffin… He is one of my very favorite people.  Look at him all pensive and handsome.  If I told you how many times per day I kiss those cheeks, you’d think I was kidding.


I think the correct number is 647.  Pretty sure…


He is so silly.  Ammon says that’s his gang sign.  Haha.


He is definitely one of a kind.  He likes to do his own thing, his own way.  He is very loving and still lets me baby him a little.  I think he always will.  He’s just that kind of kid.  Has so much need for physical affection.  I couldn’t be more happy about it, really.


He does not make my job as his mom easy, but always worthwhile.

If you don’t know him, you really should because…


Time Out for Women

This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity of attending my very first Time Out for Women.  I was able to go with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law.   My mom met us in the convention center.  When we were walking back to our cars, we realized that Mom parked RIGHT NEXT TO US!  In all of downtown Richmond, she parked in the space right next to us.  We thought that was pretty awesome.


As you can tell from this picture.  :)

We were able to hear so many wonderful presenters.  My favorite was this man.


Brad Wilcox.

This guy is amazing.  Ammon and I heard him speak at a homeschool conference a couple years ago.  We’ve also read his book, Continuous Atonement.  Talk about a fantastic read.  If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend that you do.  His talk at this Time Out was so inspirational.  I loved every minute.

Side note:  He used to be Megan’s stake president.

My other favorite speaker was Mariama Kallon.  Her story is unlike any I’ve ever heard.  I was in awe of her ability to quote scripture and the Spirit she spoke with was undeniable.  I will never forget her…

The rest of the conference was fantastic, but those two talks made the trip totally worth it.


I also had the opportunity to meet Linda Eyre and Shawni Pothier.  I’ve looked up to these two mothers since I became a mom 5 years ago.  They co-authored my favorite parenting book, A Mother’s Book of Secrets.  I have read quite a few books by Linda and will forever be grateful to her for the things I’ve learned through her books.


The theme for this year’s Time Out for Women was “Choose to Become”.  I feel very inspired to be become the woman that I was meant to be.  I am so grateful that I was able to attend this conference and that I was able to go with these women.  I love that I was able to share this with my mom.  That we can talk about the things that we both learned while we were there.  I can’t wait til next year’s Time Out for Women.

Atlanta… here we come!!

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