Last weekend I went on my first ever girls' trip! We drove to Sacramento for a women's conference Deseret Book puts on all over the country, called Time Out for Women. Can I say this is the BEST THING I'VE DONE IN AGES?? It was exactly the spiritual boost I've been needing, I relished the hours of meaningful conversation with the girls, and I was so excited to see the boys when I returned! Perfection.
We left mid-day on Friday, checked into our hotel, dined at the Spaghetti Factory, and went to the evening session of the conference. Afterward we ladies hit up Target (because who doesn't love Target??) and then chatted until too late before going to bed. I slept uninterrupted (wa-hoo!) before it was time to head back to the conference Saturday morning.
All of the speakers inspired me to become the woman I want to be and to enjoy the journey. I loved all the jokes about being buried in laundry or worried someone would see your messy house. It's reassuring to know that motherhood is hard for all of us—no matter our age, financial situation, etc. But more than anything, it was good to be reminded that motherhood is also an amazing opportunity to practice what I've already promised my Savior.
Ryan did so well with the boys, and I owe him a heartfelt thank you for always being so supportive of me doing things for me. And to my weekend companions—Theresa, Sarah, and Misty— let's do this again! And SOON!