For the past month and a half, Nora and I have been going down to Alpine with our friend Lindsay and her younger boys for a "mother's in Zion" women's conference. They've had 1 1/2 hour classes each week on strengthening homes and families and it's been wonderful. Normally Lindsay and I don't get to see each other very often, maybe a couple of times a year so this was a great excuse to get together and visit more. After each class we would head over to her mom's house, who lives right there, and have a picnic lunch.
Elisabeth participated in her first Young Women in Excellence. The girls got dressed up in some some of the leaders old formal dresses and they presented (just 1 minute or less) a value project they'd accomplished. Elisabeth talked about her sprint triathlon and increasing individual worth.
Friday was Veterans day and we signed up to help put up and take down flags in the neighborhood. Scott took Elisabeth and Charles out Friday morning to set them up and then Friday evening I took Charles and Nora out to take them down. Charles was so enthusiastic and cheerful about doing this service which made me so grateful we have a boy, because the girls were the opposite of excited, except Nora who is game for everything.