It was SO cold and windy when I left work. Mom had gone home earlier so she could be ready to see Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the new Eccles Theatre, that meant I wasn't downstairs pulling her car up to her building for her, so I walked around on Temple Square to witness the tumultuous effects of the wind on the fountain water before it got too cold and I had to go in.
Dresden wanted me to take his shoes off, which I did. Then he wanted me to take his socks off, which I did. Then he wanted me to roll his pant legs up, which I did. Then I reminded him that we were going to have ice cream for dessert. Here he is jumping up and down in excitement in his cute little bare feet and rolled up pants.
I went to Tianna's house so she could teach me how to use a silhouette, and also so she could show me what paper piece quilting looks like. I totally am ready to get into both! We ended up making two thank you cards, one for each girl. Kessa did her own, and I helped Abby put glue on the flowers and then she stuck them on.
Mom is TSM's office. I heard another new-to-me story about how President Hunter was the first to use the teleprompter, and in the middle of his talk, it shut off. He didn't have a backup copy, so he had to wait until it was working again. Ever since that event, even though it's never gone off again, every apostle who has spoken in Conference always carries a hard copy of his talk in his pocket.
Jenny called me when I was already at work saying she had an emergency dentist appointment (her filling fell out), and could I please come watch Dresden. I was all over that so fast! Dresden and I played cars, pretended to call people, pretended to drink lots and lots of milk, pretended to take naps (including tucking in nearby toy cars and stuffed animals), and, most of all, ran literal circles around the house.
Since I'm terrified of using Jenny's table runner for my first try in machine quilting and binding, I decided to spend the weekend making a DIFFERENT table runner to practice on. I learned a few things, the binding didn't go as well as hoped, but at least now I feel way more confident in the process!
Camille and I went for a walk, and she pointed out this marker is her dad's favorite spot because, "It's the center of the city, when it was first settled, and the center of where the word of God goes forth to all the world. It's from that point that God speaks to His children." She convinced me. I now love this city marker, too.
Sarah, D'Nell, and I were supposed to go to a crafting class, but it got cancelled because of a tornado (because apparently that's a thing that can happen). Instead, they came to my house and we did the crafts ourselves. It's the best of all worlds, we had fun, we ate lots of treats, and we got a cute craft out of it!