I'll continue this post tomorrow after the event, and in the meantime, please check out this introduction of The Book of Mormon, which changed my life when I was about 10 or 11 years old, and I love deeply. (Random fact for throwback Thursday: "Back in my day," ha ha, when I converted at that age to become a Mormon, instead of attending Activity Days, I was a Merry Miss! It's the same general idea as Activity Days, but with an updated name.)
Book of Mormon: An Apostle's Introduction
The girls will arrive here tomorrow afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30, and I'm expecting anywhere between six to twelve to attend. While doing some back to school shopping today with my ten-year-old, I found some t-shirts at Old Navy that say TOTALLY on the front, and AWESOME on the back, that remind me of my enthusiasm for The Book of Mormon, so I bought all the shirts they had left in the store, and subsequently drove to Round Rock to stock up on a few more for back up, in the unlikely event that everyone will actually show up. Each cutie pie will get a shirt (which I scored for $6 each) and will leave with some long-lasting memories of a very fun event, and stronger testimonies of this totally awesome book.
Follow-up: Our activity was so much fun and the girls were well prepared and enthusiastic and did such a great job. I could hardly believe that sixteen of them showed up! That's a record breaking attendance since I've been doing this for a year. Thank you to the parents for helping their daughters with transportation to my house--there was a bad accident on one of the main roads near our neighborhood--and for their teaching their children well. Clink on this YouTube link to see a 24-second flipagram video I put together that captures the setting quite nicely.
From left to right, the back to the left, those who attended are Natasha, Brianne, Livvy, Abbie, Livia, Claire, Celine, Monica, Hannah, Audrey, Taylor, (hidden) Jazlyn, Rachael, Lauren, Sophia, and Ellie.