Well, dummy me seems to have deleted my blog update of August 11! I was about half way through and seem to have hit a wrong button. I have been putting off starting it again because I ALREADY DID IT ONCE, ARGH! Oh, well, here we go again!
Way too much has happened to report on everything since February, so I will hit on a few highlights for us all.
Mario is travelling a ton and loves it. Since January for his new job, he has travelled to NYC, upstate NY, Boston, Texas several times, California several times, England, Singapore, Florida, and more places that I can't think of right now. He is in high demand constantly. He is an expert in many different areas and his company is putting his knowledge to good use. I hope he can keep up with the intenseness of it all; he isn't a spring chicken anymore! Our Zion's Camp over Memorial Day Weekend was a smashing success with over 250 YSA's attending from all over. It was good to see Mark and Nancy Worthington again after so many years, who brought up a nice group of YSA's from Virginia. Brad Wilcox was our featured speaker for the conference and stayed with us. He also did a BYU Alumni fireside for PJ while he was here. Awesome man and speaker!
PJ went to Chicago with her sister, DD, in April and had a blast! She was trying to use up a timeshare that was expiring and the closest one to Chicago was 1 1/2 hours away! She thought that would be good since she and DD wanted to also go to Springfield to see the Lincoln Museum. Well, what a fiasco trying to get into Chicago on the train, which would take her many pages to explain! Suffice it to say, they went by car the three days they went into the city after that experience! They ate at some fantastic restaurants, went to 42nd Street at the Marriott Theatre, went segwaying (sp?) all over Chicago for three hours (her favorite), went on a beautiful hike at Mathieson Park (it was supposed to be in the 60's that day and by a fluke, the temperature shot up over 90! We had dressed for the weather and almost melted away!), went to two sessions at the Chicago Temple, went to the Art Institute and the Chicago Symphony (which was amazing because we got tickets to sit BEHIND the orchestra, looking out at the audience, which was a whole new experience!) One restuarant we ate at was circular, up on the 50th floor with a fantastic view of Chicago at night, spectacular! The Lincoln Museum was, bar none, the best museum PJ has ever been to, she was totally enthralled with everything. They went to Sebastian's for dinner that night in Springfield and enjoyed the best steak and rolls, PJ has ever had. She would highly recommend both places!
I STARTED ANOTHER BLOG AND DIDN'T FINISH OR PUBLISH IT, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?
ONCE AGAIN, I AM PUBLISHING IT ANYWAY!