Monday, October 6, 2014

Conference Weekend

General Conference weekend--trying to listen to eight hours of amazing messages while trying to keep my kids engaged and not fighting because we've been together for eight hours in the family room.
Evie enjoyed her conference packet more than ever before--must be a kindergarten thing.

Ben's last General Conference at home. 

He's not very effusive, and sometimes I wonder what he's thinking about his whole mission thing.
Dad commandeered pillows and floor space.

Legos kept the little boys busy for most of Sunday. They listened and took notes on the apostles, then they were free to create . . . quietly.

So many comfy blankets and pillows. So hard to stay awake sometimes.
Ben requested the Christmas morning tradition of cinnamon bread ring. The other kids were thrilled by his choice.
This may look like a loving brotherly embrace, but Ben was actually restraining Hyrum against his will. Big brotherly duty.

Poor Lily was minding her own business, cozy on the couch, when first one, then all of her siblings piled on top of her. Can you see Ben?
It didn't last long before the girls were protesting and the boys lost interest.

I can't wait read through the talks given this weekend. Some of my favorites were Lynn Robbins, Tad Callister, Jorg Klebingat, Richard G. Scott, and Jeffrey R. Holland.

General Conference was the last big event before the BIG EVENT.

Two more days.

Definitely not ready.


  1. Would you be willing to share the recipe?

  2. Thinking of you today. Holding good thoughts for your Mother-heart, Jen. It is a noble thing we do...reminds me of Hannah...we bring up our children to first follow Christ and then take His message to all of His Children. It is hard to breathe when our heart is in our throats. Much love to you and yours this day. May God hold your son in the very palm of His hand.

  3. Great talks, and I especially loved the Saturday AM session.

    Thanks for reminding me as you often do of fun family times.


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