I love Utah in the fall. It's a fresh start to the year so I feel happy and motivated and I love seeing all the friends we left during the summer. Also, the leaves turn beautiful crimsons, golds, and burnt oranges, which isn't something I had in San Diego. Our seasons consisted of a 5 degree drop in winter and a 5 degree rise in summer; drastic.
Here are some pictures of the recent happenings:
Baby Ander came into the family! The first grandchild of the McCloskey clan.
My parents came up to send Marcus off to college (my little brother is in college, what?) and got to spend time with us and the new baby.
We have been hanging out a lot with friends, but I never get pictures of our excursions. We've been to Los Hermanos, had a crepe night and watched Parks and Recreation (best show on TV without a doubt), watched some football games, eaten Chinese food, and more.
The only outing with friends I've gotten pictures of is our hike to Stewart Falls that was unfortunately cut short because of my feeble ankle that got sprained yet again. It was still beautiful while it lasted.
And then comes work. I love my internship and I love the people. I got to be in a meeting with the Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society presidencies last week along with several members of the Seventy. We talked about this recent General Conference and what we can learn from the main themes. I was amazed at how aware the presidencies and members of the Seventy are of the women in the Church, and how they love, respect, and honor us. They said that we need to empower women and I was like, amen to that!
Tomorrow Elder Holland is speaking to us and I'm so beyond excited. Favorite apostle? I think yes!
More updates to come including a redemptive concert experience.
(Have a great Monday)