I got to spend some time with Bishop Welch on a date to see Dirty Dancing the Broadway show. My Eccles theatre season tickets have been wonderful. I'm looking forward to next years shows already.
Wayne is really committed to the YSA's and his calling. He is an excellent Bishop. He cares and is proactive in helping the YSA's understand God's love for them and how God works. It's been 6 months of working in this ward and it really feels like a mission because we are so out of our home ward. It's been such a supreme blessing for all of us, but we really look back and know that a big part of this calling has been for Laila. She has even said this. I love it when you say something over and over to your child and they finally parrot it back to you as their own original idea. Like Laila said, "Having good friends is really important." How many times have I said this to her, but now it's her idea. YAY! Laila came in from a drive around with some friends and actually told me that she was sticking up for the church and that she believes in God and is happy to go to church even at 9:00 on a Sunday. Huge blessing to hear her say this. Last year we were 180 degrees away from this. I get that there will still be challenging days ahead, but having Wayne as a Bishop and being so involved with Laila in this ward is heaven sent.
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Laila put on a Cake Wars with her squad friends: Cole Wardle, Katelyn Pattison and Cort Richards. They broke into teams and had celebrity judges Truman and Lexi be the judges. KP and Cole won for best looking cake and Cort and Laila for best tasting. My kitchen looked like a war zone when they got done. I basically hid out up in my bedroom til it was cleaned so I wouldn't go crazy on them. Happy that Laila has a Squad to play with.