Gardner weekend 01

On Monday morning this week, Bronson said, "I'm already ready for the weekend." Masters life is brutal. So, here is a little documentation of our weekend.

Friday I wasn't feel so good -- sinus pain and headache -- but we had bought concert tickets to see Rachel Platten and American Authors (Jason Derulo was the headliner, but halfway through his song we walked out -- he was extremely inapproriate. So that put a damper on things, but at least we enjoyed the first two shows!).  And for a minute Rachel Platten and American Authors made me forget I was feeling sick, we had alot of fun.

It's been raining alot this week and I'm often thinking, "Did I really grow up in this weather?" It's fun to watch, but not fun to have to live/work in. We wanted to hike Stewart Falls but it was super rainy and I still wasn't feeling better. We went shopping for some jeans for Bronson. This was magical -- we found the jeans within 15 mins of being there, AND we found a dress shirt for $5, AND with our coupons and Kohls cash (because a couple months ago they screwed up our online order, so to say sorry they gave us Kohls cash). We got the shirt AND Jeans for $16. That was a 2016 miracle.

To celebrate Bronson's birthday, we've been meaning to go to Tucanos. He's been wanting to go since November 2013 when he returned from his mission. We walked in anticipating a delicious lunch, only to find out it would be a 2.5 hour wait.

So we settled for JCWs hamburgers instead. We made it home in time for the BYU vs West Virginia game. I won't be discussing further details on the outcome of the game, too emotionally sensitive at this time.

I walked over to the church with Kelsee G from my ward to the General Womens Broadcast. As usual it was wonderful. Some favorite things :

> be more generous in thoughts and words. I could do better about thinking and saying nicer things about my coworkers around them and not around them. I could be a force of positivity if I do that

> Have fervent charity. Fervent means wholeheartedly and wholeheartedly means not holding grudges, forgiving and forgetting.

> The Savior, the Master Healer, has power to change our hearts and give us permanent relief from the sorrow caused by our own sins.

> If we don't teach our children the true doctrine of Christ, the world will teach them Satan's lies. I liked how Sis. Oscarson instructed us to teach the truth and the doctrine sensitively but don't not teach the gospel because you're afraid of offending someone. I've found that if we teach the doctrine with the Spirit, people's hearts will be softened (if they are willing) and they will accept it and not take it to be hard.

> For some reason, I loved when Pres. Uchtdorf said "you couldn't see the tears that were shed by President Monson, but they were there. He loves you." That gave me a sweet feeling.

> The purpose of faith is to empower us to live God's will. And faith comes to those who pay the price of faithfulness.


  1. You highlighted a lot of what I loved from the broadcast. So good! Sounds like a fun weekend despite you being sick.

  2. Sorry you've been sick! Sounds like a great weekend, regardless. The women's conference was great! Love the highlights


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