We were fortunate enough to take our small Young Women's group on an overnight temple trip last weekend. I prefaced the trip with a lesson about the parable of the ten virgins from Matthew and how it was written for to us today. As a surprise, we took the young women to Scott's grandparents cabin near Portland for the evening, where they giggled and snacked until early in the morning. Luckily our temple appointment wasn't until later Saturday afternoon!
We arrived at the temple with plenty of time before our appointment, so we visited the new (and extremely interactive) visitor's center, took pictures of the girls, and went out to eat for appetizers. It was a pretty special trip, and I enjoyed seeing the Laurels and the Beehives bonding together that sleepover weekend!
At our next mutual night, we had Young Women in Excellence, where the girls displayed some of their activities from Personal Progress this last year. The theme for the evening was Light Your Lamp, based on Elder Bednar's talk this last general conference. Each of the girls' displays had a lamp next to it, as well as their picture from the temple taken the Saturday before. Their individual accomplishments this last year were impressive, including many hours of service, cross-stitching art, and memorizing The Living Christ. I'm so glad I get to spend time with these ladies every Tuesday and Sunday, as well as some Saturdays!