anyway, lots to share.
the work trip to louisville was a lot of fun. i feel really grateful to be able to work for and with such a great group of people. you never know what's going to happen when you stick 6 women in 2 adjoining hotel rooms, but we had a fantastic time and all got along so well. and i think i may have even come off as professional to a few people at the expo we went to...who knew i had it in me?!
here are some pictures from that trip, all from my phone because it was the only camera i had on me:
and then i flew to las vegas to catch a shuttle to st. george, where ben, the kids and the rest of ben's family were staying for a few days. 5 minutes into the 2 hour shuttle ride the ladies behind me started talking politics and i knew i was in for a looooong drive. surprisingly neither of them were able to convince the other to see their side. shocking, i know! i wonder when my politically-charged facebook friends will realize the same thing...wink.
i kept my opinions to myself even though there were some things i would have loved to have said, but that's not how i roll. instead i buried my head in a book...oh yes! i read an entire book in 2 days. that in and of itself is a miracle. i've missed reading, escaping into something besides my own little life.
once i got to st. george it was a non-stop party and love fest. ben has been blessed with some amazing family and i sure love them.
first we celebrated matt's (ben's oldest brother) son donovan's baptism, which was so special. he is such a good kid and we love matt & jennie and wish we lived closer to them.
then we celebrated the wedding of ben's mom ginny and her new husband paul, and it was a really special and emotional day. ben and i are so excited for them, and so glad we were able to be there.
now for a bunch of pictures of people you may or may not recognize:
overall, we came home exhausted, happy, and ready to sleep in our own beds.
next up? halloween!