We had our Young Women progressive dinner this week.
Yep, in the midst of the girls' finals and the Christmas craziness we got together and had a great time. I think all but three of the 31 girls made it.
I never made it to the house with the appetizers because the main course was here:
Those are some of the Laurels above, and a few of the Mia Maids are below.
This was the Beehive table:
Some of the great leaders above.
The Laurels found a super comfy spot:
(Poor girls in their pretty dresses sitting on the floor...)
But they found a much better spot at the next house where we had dessert.
Are they cute or what?
At the end we had a little program.
We centered it around the symbol of the Christmas star and how it's brilliance led the shepherds to the Savior.
We talked about how we all have our own "stars" in life to lead us back to the Savior...the gospel, scriptures, families who care, etc. And we talked about how these girls can be "stars" to others as they let their examples shine out like that Christmas star so long ago (which they do...they are amazing).
A member of our bishopric brought the most beautiful canvases to share...one of the Star shining against the dark skies surrounding it, and another of the Christ child with Mary. I wish I had taken pictures of those pictures. He did such a great job talking about that Christmas star.
At the end we all sang Silent Night together in the soft glow of the Christmas lights.
Have I mentioned how much I love these girls and the leaders I get to work with??
They have already become some of the "stars" in my life.