Luis flew in late Sunday night, and mom came with me to the airport to pick him up. We all loved our time with mom and Luis. The kids always tried to get them to do a game with them or just sit and visit. Monday classes started at 830am and went til 4pm. I went all day that day with mom and Luis but then mostly did evenings so that the kids weren't home all day without me, every day. Elisabeth and Charles did the babysitting, but really Annabelle is quite helpful as well, and we don't have any little babies and so they all kinda just do their own thing and take care of themselves which is nice. But it's nice to have mom around, reminding children to do their chores and to be kind :).
I attended classes on various topics including marriage, parenting, stress, meditating, time management, nutrition, cooking and more.
In my stress class with Miller, he said that James E Faust, if asked to do something or speak somewhere when his schedule was already full he would say, "That's touching my plimsoll line, so I'll have to say no, not this time." and then he would explain that just like a ship has a plimsoll line marked at the bottom to show when their was enough weight and you shouldn't add more, so we have plimsoll lines and we don't want to sink.
I was able to hear some old favorites like John Bytheway,
and Hank Smith. I also loved Brad Pearce who was a professional tennis player and he taught a class on teaching your children to be mentally tough and resilient. I hope he comes back again next year.
I also loved the stress class by Kevin Miller (the one mentioned above with the plimsoll line). I love the quote below and the scripture: