Tonight was our Young Women in Excellence meeting. The theme was "It's Black and White". Everyone was asked to wear black and white and it was all decorated in black and white. It was a lovely evening. Two of my girls gave talks and both were really good. I was proud of them. The evening was all about how the gospel is black and white. There is no gray. You either follow the gospel or you don't. Choices are right or they are wrong. Here are a few pictures of the night. Lame-o girl that I am, I forgot my camera and had to use my crappy cell phone camera, so they're aren't large like my normal pictures are. Darn.
This is Ashley, one of my Laurels, me, looking awful (I was so hot that day and I just pulled my hair up into a ponytail), and cute Savanah. She will be one of my Laurels in about 14 months. She conducted and was AWESOME!
Each of the girls had to bring a project they had been working on for Personal Progress. Here, Ashley and her mom, Candace, are looking at each of the projects.
The Friday before YWIE, most of the YW leaders came to our house and we hung out for about 3-4 hours making these cute blocks. Each girl received one and so did the leaders.
One side had their name on it. The other sides had the following designs. The first one might look familiar. I designed it for Jennifer's Girls Camp a couple of years ago. It was so good to be able to use it again and to remember how close the Spirit was to me when designing the things for her camp. I felt the Spirit again helping me this time - not as strongly, but it was there. It is always so good to know that I can feel Heavenly Father's approval through the Spirit when I work on things for the youth and that He is pleased with me and what I have been able to do using the talents he has given me.
This was the scripture that was used as the basis for the evening. Heather did a GREAT job introducing it. I was in awe of her. She has only been a member for 4 years and this was her first YWIE ever. Awesome.a great talk by President Monson where he talked about how to make good decisions and how choices have consequences. It was fantastic. I knew that this was short, sweet, and to the point and would be perfect and this is what I designed: