Last night I joined some friends from church to attend our annual worldwide meeting for our women's group, the Relief Society, that is broadcast from Salt Lake City via satellite all over the world. Did you know that the Relief Society is the largest women's organization in the world? The talks were inspirational and the night was uplifting, followed by dinner out at Carino's with a group of nine of us. I took pictures of everyone, no surprise there since I take my camera with me almost everywhere. Everyone asked if I was going to post them on my blog and I said I wasn't, but I changed my mind. I love these wonderful women and wanted to show you some of the most remarkable, compassionate, loving, kind, awesome people that I get to enjoy on a regular basis. I love 'em all. This one of Lindsey was taken today after church. She didn't go with us, but next year at this time, she'll be 18 and a senior, and can go too! Here's Liz on the left, my awesome visiting teaching partner, and Michele, who is in the Relief Society presidency with me. We go way back serving together from the Young Women's organization and have developed a deep love for each other along the way.
Here's me, sunburned from being outside several hours yesterday for our neighborhood garage sale that I participated in for once, with Michelle, my son's pediatric dentist, and I visit teach her. This night out counted as one of our official monthly visits as the doc's schedule is packed and it's hard for her to squeeze in a traditional appointment with us.
Here is Shana, who teaches Relief Society on the fourth Sunday of the month for our Teaching For Our Time lessons (I love when she teaches), and Cheryl, who was previously the head of the ward Activities Committee with her husband, but she is now a counselor in the Young Women's. Next is Jenn, who is an assistant ward music person, in addition to being a graduate of the University of Texas music department. Both Jenn and Cheryl have lovely singing voices.
Here is Paige, one of those naturally gifted, likable, all-around amazing women, who seems to fit in well with anyone, and everyone is drawn to her. She's a Sunday School teacher for the young teens. Jennie is next to her and is an incredible homemaker, baker, seamstress, organizer, etc. She has six kids and takes home the grand prize for being the one with the most children at our table.