Because of the book my Mom and I wrote (click here for more info. about it...or on the sidebar), I've lucked out and been able to go to Women's Conference and Education Week this year. I've never been to either before in all my life. I always hear everyone talking about how great they are, but I've never been.
I must say all those people singing their praises weren't kidding around. Both events were very well done and inspiring. I personally liked Women's Conference better...by leaps and bounds. But we can't take that judgment at face value because I was only at Education Week for a few hours and therefore didn't get the whole bang for my buck. (See Women's Conference notes here and my biggest Women's Conference epiphany here.)
Maybe I would have felt differently about Education week had I been able to make it up for the part my parents spoke at the day before I arrived. Because boy howdy, they are some great speakers. (Yes, I'm a little biased, but I think many would agree with me on this one.)
But I couldn't get away that long. Instead I flew up to Utah bright and early in the morning one day last week, went to a few classes with my mom and sister, signed some books at the bookstore, and flew back as the sun set that night.
My little business trip.
I must admit it was kinda fun.
Out of that sea of people roaming around the campus, we happened to run into our publisher, Jana:She has been so amazing with helping us on this book.
And one of my biggest highlights from my little get-away was that I got to hang with my sister who just got back from her mission in London:
(She is astounding...as a missionary, and as a person, oh, and she's quite a good book salesman too...love you Char!)
It was fun to walk around campus with these lovely ladies:
And of course, there's not a whole bunch better than getting your parents almost to yourself for the day.
I don't know why I feel like I always have to take pictures out the dim, scratched-up super-thick airplane windows, but I do. Here's the grand canyon:
And the sun setting on a beautiful day: