Jill and Kristi picked me up on Wednesday night.
We then headed to Collette's house. Collette was kind enough to host us in her very comfortable home, as well as two former mission companions. (Can you imagine having 5 houseguests and not being put out at all?)
She left us a note and mini Cadbury eggs on each of our beds. She knows us so well.
On Thursday morning, we decided to sleep in instead of rushing to the opening ceremony. It was luxurious! Our first class was one in which a friend of Collette's was a speaker, and it was wonderful.
We were on a part of campus that we never go to, and it almost felt like being somewhere entirely new.
We then heard the new Relief Society general presidency speak.
We were tired of sitting in the uncomfortable Marriott Center seats, so we went to the Museum of Art and had a lovely break, after which we returned for the concluding session.
Jill taking notes.
Now that Jill's back on the sauce, we had many a refreshing drink together.
Collette and Travis have a duck nesting right next to their front porch! She sort of piled up some mulch and covered it with feathers. She has become accustomed to people walking by, and sits serenely on her eggs, even when we approached with our cameras. We kept checking on her and I think it is the coolest thing.
The view from Collette and Travis's backyard.
Jill, Kristi, and Collette went out to dinner and I had to go home for an Arts Gala at Eva's school (more to follow).