My First Overnighter. . .

Well, I ventured out for a quick overnight trip to Kanab and survived!

Vonna’s daughter Alexa got married on Friday, and at the last minute, Sterling and I decided to go. I didn’t think I’d feel up to it, but on Wednesday I decided to try it, and it was definitely worth the effort!


The trip down on Friday was long but enjoyable—the weather was absolutely beautiful, we listened to a book on tape, and we stopped often so I could stretch and walk around. In addition, as we drove, I was able to lay back the seat and stretch and squirm to find comfortable positions, so it wasn’t too bad.

We arrived in Kanab just in time to see some of the Kanab employees before there weekend began—it was so nice to see them! It’s been way too long. . .

And although our time down there was brief, it was also delightful to finally see family. . . most of them I haven’t seen since before my accident.  Vonna and her family did a fabulous job; they’ve spent weeks planning for this special day, and everything was amazing—the decorations, the dinner, the ceremony. Vonna and Sean were the perfect host and hostess, and everyone was so happy to be able to be there to celebrate Alexa’s and Matt’s wedding. . . they’re a darling couple!

We called it a night earlier than we normally would because I was so tired, but the sweet hugs I got from brothers and sisters and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and my parents and aunts and uncles and cousins were wonderful.


We headed back home Saturday morning, and again, the drive was long but enjoyable. I was glad to get a little longer travel under my belt. At one point a couple of weeks ago, I had actually considered trying to make it to the European convention later this month—I miss being with demonstrators so much! This weekend confirmed in my mind that, despite my optimistic attitude, deciding not to go was definitely the right decision. I was happy to be back home after only an overnight away—I’m not quite ready for airplane rides and long days walking and standing. I have my sights set on Leadership though. . . cross your fingers for me!