Hi, everyone! I returned from the Western District Northen Ladies Conference, and thought it was time to catch up my blog. Hopefully, I will post next week about the ladies conferences after I return from the southern conference. Today, if you will indulge me, I want to brag on my 10 year old, Blake. Wednesday night was a youth service in which Blake was asked to speak. He loves to study and gave an original thought with minimal notes. His title was, "Listening to God." His first point was how Adam and Eve had a blessed life but because they did not listen to God, they were severely punished and removed from The Garden. His second point was about Noah and the Ark and how everyone who did not listen to Noah perished. He pointed out that Adam and Eve did not listen to God and people did not listen to Noah, the man of God. His thought was you must listen to God and the man of God that has been put in your life or you will perish. His closing remark was, "So do you choose to listen and live or not listen and perish?" We do know that this thought is most often presented as a case of disobedience but, for just being 10 years old, I thought he did a great job and I was the proud "soccer" mom. When Blake returned to his seat, his little sister, Bryn, stated very loudly, "Great job, Blake!" The entire congregation heard her and there was a rumble of laughter. Aren't children wonderful?!?!? I love 'em!!!