Sara came to town! She took time out of her busy schedule touring exciting design studios, etc to spend the day with us on Saturday. We lucked out with a beautiful, sunny, 60 degree day, sandwiched between freezing 25 degree temps on Friday and buckets of pouring rain today. It was the perfect day to meet for brunch and then wander the streets. So we did just that.
Brunch at Jane didn’t disappoint. Afterward we walked through SoHo in the sunshine. It was so nice out that we just kept walking and talking, stopping into stores along the way, and we didn’t stop until we made it to Madison Square Park at 23rd street. Later we watched the BYU game (which was a large improvement from Wednesday’s) and hung out at the apartment.
It was so great to see Sara and catch up. I love you Sara!
Today Klane had to work (first time he’s ever had to work on Sunday – he has been super busy lately). I pulled on my rain boots and stowed my sunday shoes and scriptures in my bag to head to church in the buckets of rain pouring outside. I made it to church early for the first time in a very long time. It was nice to sit in the quiet, empty chapel and think as people slowly filed in.
In sacrament meeting I was sustained in my new calling at church as the (drumroll please…) 2nd counselor in the Primary presidency! I am so excited about this calling. Having spent the last couple weeks substitute teaching in Primary, I’ve already been initiated into how much fun it is hanging out with the kids for the last two hours of church. There’s never a dull moment, you never know what the kids are going to say or do next, and I feel the Spirit so strongly as I listen to the kids’ sweet testimonies and sing the songs about Jesus. It will be so fun!
I already have a piece of original artwork on my fridge from one of the cute primary kids. She came up to me at the end of class last week and said, “I drew a picture for you, Sister Harding! Do you like it?” If that doesn’t melt your heart I don’t know what does.
After church was a linger longer, and then I ran two blocks in my sunday best and rain boots to catch the bus home, eat cookies and watch movies. It’s been a good weekend.