Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Quick, but Memorable Trip to Mesa!!

I left for Mesa to teach classes at CKC, the day after Emmalia's Birthday April 17th. It was a quick trip. I was delighted to be able to take one of our Designers, Diane Oliphant with me. We had a ball. It was Diane's Birthday on Thursday and I told everyone I could. Including the guys at the rental counter who obliged me with giving her a Diet Coke and singing Happy Birthday. We got to the convention and immediately began the long haul of boxes from one end of the convention to the other. Diane was a real trooper. We taught 2 classes that night including the 6x6 album crop, went to Wal-mart to buy some supplies and crashed in our Hotel Room.

Friday we woke up early to work on some samples and then off we were to the convention to teach more classes and go to the crop. We ate dinner late some KFC and crashed.

We had some time on Saturday morning and decided we would go check out the Temple Visitor Center. We met my cousin, RaNae and her children, Shilene and Blaine and there 2 darling daughters, Lydia and Alayna and saw the most beautiful photograhs of Christ, I have ever seen. We walked into this darkened gallery and the Spirit hit me instantly. I have felt like this several other times in Visitors Center one in paticular on my mission when I went to the Hill Cumorah Visitor Center. These pictures were so full of emotion. I will add the link here so you can all see what I am talking about. http://www.reflectionsofchrist.org/ As we walked through the gallery there was beautiful music playing in the background as well as scriptures on posts to educate us on what was being depicted in the photographs. By the end, Diane and I looked at each other with tears rolling down our cheeks and was so grateful we made time in our busy schedule to stop by and see this exhibit. It was the Highlight of our trip.

We finished with teaching class and finding a couple of new designers and having a wonderful time at the show. Thanks Diane for a wonderful weekend!!

3 comments:

Brandon & Shelly said...

Wow what a productive few day. Sounds like it was busy but fun!

Chelsi said...

I LOVE the Mesa Temple, I used to have apicture of it in my bedroom when I was in high school!

Holly said...

Tommy got an email from a friend with all of those images. They are so cool because they are real photos of real people depicting the events in Christ's life. Pretty amazing!

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