I can't believe all of the things that got crammed into one week. This past week was Mike's Spring break from school so I was actually able to spend the evenings with him! It was great.
Monday, Mike planned a super fun, super spontaneous date...Costa Vida dinner and watched the movie RED.
Tuesday we went to Bountiful for a wedding reception of a sister missionary from Mike's mission. Afterwards, we headed up to the Temple and were able to complete a session there. I love the feeling of being in the temple and we are so blessed to have so many close by. The Bountiful Temple is my #1 favorite and has been forever. It was a perfect day.
Wednesday after work and the gym, my incredible mom helped me finish up a baby quilt I've been trying to make for over a month now. My sweet friend found out that her 6 month old baby boy would never come home from the NICU at Primary Children's hospital and would most likely not make it to the end of the week. He has been a fighter and a mighty prince since the day he arrived here on earth. He has incredible parents who have been by his side through his earthly trial and will cherish the memories that have made together. I'm so grateful to have such an amazing friend and I feel blessed to have her in my life. We were able to get the blanket to them before their final earthly visit with their sweet baby boy.
Thursday was a great day spent with my sweet niece Whitney. Jami had a terrible experience earlier that morning so I brought Whit home with me and we had a great time together. Later that day, I received a text from my friend saying that their mighty prince has passed to the other side of the veil. It was a really rough text to read and the tears just flowed for the pain my friend was in. She has been so incredible strong and faithful through this whole experience. That night, Mike and I headed up to Idaho with my parents to go visit my sister Michelle and fam. We spent the weekend up there painting crafts... helping finish the basement... got my hair cut... talked and talked and talked with each other... made lots of fun memories. It was so nice to get out of the daily grind of life and take a mini vacation.
I found out just today that one of my hygiene classmates has past away from a tough battle of cancer. She was diagnosed the summer between our two years (18 months ago) of school and never returned with us. She started her second year this past fall and was scheduled to take boards but they found more cancer and the prognosis wasn't good. She did pass this afternoon and once again my heart just aches for the pain her family is experiencing. She was an incredible girl and I feel so blessed to have known her.
This week has taught me a lot and we have been so blessed with health and safety. I am so grateful to have the family I have and to have a testimony of the plan of salvation. My parents are my hero's and my hubby is the love of my life.