Monday, March 30, 2009

Our run in with the prophet!!

Brandon and I had something pretty exciting happen to us this weekend. We were able to shake hands with the prophet!!!

So on Saturday night we went to this dinner in Salt Lake with Brandon's parents. It's one of the fancy shmancy dinners we go to for Nu Skin. We've actually gone to this one like 3 years in a row I think. It's a dinner auction to raise money for an African city to help them out or something. I don't really know, I'll be honest, we just go for the food. :) The dinner was at the Little America hotel.

Anyway, so as soon as we were done eating, we took off. And on our way out, President Monson and his wife walked out of the elevator, like 10 feet away from us. I was like oh my gosh, that's President Monson. All four of us just sort of sat there and watched him start to walk away from us. Then all of a sudden Brandon just took off after him. I caught up to Brandon and we followed President Monson like half way down the hall until finally Brandon just reached up and put his hand on President Monson's shoulder to turn him around. Brandon said "Excuse me President Monson, can I shake your hand?" And so he shook Brandon's hand and then shook mine.

Then he complimented me on my dress. I think he said something like "Well that's quite a nice outfit you've got on." I borrowed the dress from Shellee and I'm so glad I did!!!

So then President Monson asked us why we were there and we explained to him about the dinner we went to. Then Brandon's parents came up and shook his hand also and then President Monson told us he had just come from the conference center where he was speaking at the general YW meeting. He told us his daughter spoke as well, told us she was in the YW General Presidency and that her name was Ann Dibb. As if we didn't know. :) It was so cute. Just like any proud parent.

And that was pretty much it. But man, what an amazing experience! And none of it would have happened if it weren't for Brandon running after him determined that he was going to shake the prophet's hand. Brandon did the exact same thing in the airport two years ago when we saw President Eyring. We were on the way back from our cruise and we saw him standing there so we went up and shook his hand. Brandon gets as excited as a little kid, and I love it.

I was sad I didn't bring my camera with me into the dinner so I made Brandon take a picture of me after we got home. We could have had our picture taken with President Monson. Darn!

12 comments:

Jessica said...

What an awesome experience! How cool of Brandon just to be brave and go for it.

rhodesfamily said...

hey steph. what a cool story-i'm jealous!! sure miss our talks at the hospital! hope things are good (i don't see how they can't be with "glitter toes" :) meg

Amanda&Wade said...

That's so awesome! Good for Brandon to not be afraid, cause that's something you would regret if you didn't do it. I'm way jealous!!

The Salmons said...

That's so awesome! What a cool experience!
SS

Emily said...

wow!! that is amazing!! i would not have been as brave as branden, that is awesome!! that is a nice dress too!! :)

Ryan + Jess said...

you are KIDDING! That is so amazing - and what a brave husband you have. At one of those dinners we left at the same time as John Stockton and I tried to get Ryan to run after him but he wouldn't.

SO COOL!!

Jon and Kari-Lynn Tarleton said...

Wow!! I'm so jealous that is amazing. I always miss out on meeting those amazing men....MTC, nothing. Mission, just missed Elder Oaks by 2 weeks. Your so lucky!! You should never wash your hand again :)

Hannah S said...

That's pretty cool! Makes me want to blog about my encounters with the apostles.

Laura said...

That was the best thing to read this morning!!!

James, Cameo, Jacob, Elijah said...

Very cute dress - and what a cool experience!! Now why was he coming out of the Little America hotel if he was just coming from the Conference Center? Must be some underground tunnels that lead there.

Camile Kellogg said...

Abaw! Nami ina kaayo, as in :D

Jamie said...

Cool story. I'm glad brandon wasn't afraid to go talk to him. I am sure he gets that all the time and I'm equally sure he doesnt' mind.