New York City
Where have I been? I just got back from NYC with my girls for the Public Affairs meeting for the church. I can turn anything into a getaway….and I did just that! We tagged on to Brian’s work trip and made it a three nighter!
Brian/boys joined me on the Thursday and Friday (He had to work down there) and then flew out to Notre Dame with the boys on the weekend for the big BYU vs Notre Dame game. They reportedly lost 17-14 in a very close game. I was so sad that I was in meetings all day and not at the game! I have a dedicated blog post just on that coming.
The conference was incredible! I just didn’t photograph any of that to include in this post but it is coming.
All of the directors from the Northeast and Canada were there- 25 in total, a couple of SLC paid PR people and the United Nations PR missionaries and the NY PR missionaries (Who happen to be Brian’s mom’s best friends.)
In the mean time we took in New York in all of it’s glory! Elizabeth has matured so much that she can now walk the city with ease and doesn’t complain every five minutes that we are walking.
As per the conference, I set there wondering why in the world I was there?….”Way under qualified & relatively young with experience” compared to the circle of directors there. The church has called everyone into this position in the last year, so this is a relatively new calling for everyone on a regional basis. It is an amazing group of people. I have a ton to learn…it’s like starting a new job…yet it has been 6 months and I still don’t know what I am doing.
When Brian could squeeze in a few minutes we took in Time Square and the new Broadway play ANNIE, that incidentally we won lottery tickets for. That means you put your name in a hat and they call 18 people, you get sets for $40.00. Sounds like a bargain right?…The downside is they are first row which causes a visual problem seeing the back of the stage.
No stop is complete in NYC without the Hershey store.
Little Orphan ANNIE
We were waiting for the bathroom on the first night and I got talking to two women and one was a producer and the other was the wife of the writer. Next thing we knew he was talking to Liz getting her feedback on the show. That is the guy in the photo below! NYC is always fun and I am happy we are going there on a regular basis now. The cultural arts are so important and add such a wonderful dimension to life.
Hillary flew in on Friday and on Saturday, she and Elizabeth went to the show again! Hillary really wanted to see it and Elizabeth didn’t object to a second screening.
I loved walking in NYC, eating Japanese food with my girls and hanging out in the city! More on that to come!
What was on my mind in New York City-
I love this thought below as we so often forget how incredibly blessed we are and remembered. As I look at the world, the problems, the total number of people and my own little insignificant life, I often forget the orchestra that is going on behind the scenes for myself and my family.