Sunday, December 4, 2016

General Conference

The first weekend in October is one of our favorite holidays.  It is the weekend of General Conference.  During this weekend we spend eight to ten hours listening to talks and music from the leaders of our church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, as they give us inspired direction for our lives.  To prepare for this event, we had a family home evening lesson about the fifteen men who are currently presiding over our church.  Todd would read us some information about an apostle or prophet, and we would have to see if we could figure out who it was.  Then he made up hilarious mnemonic devices for us to remember their names.  It was a fun FHE.  
 For the actual event of General Conference, it is our tradition to eat cinnamon rolls while we watch conference.  Todd spent most of Saturday delivering a bunk bed to a refugee family, and then assembling B's new bed, so he was absent from a lot of the fun, but B and Sammy sure had fun and made a big mess with flour while I made cinnamon rolls during conference.

 When I was looking around for a second-hand bed to replace the bunk bed that was unnecessary in B's room, B peeked over my shoulder and saw a car bed on the computer screen.  He said, "I think I need a car bed.  Car beds are cooler than regular beds."  It was so cute how the words "cooler" and "regular" got all tangled up in his three year old mouth that I caved in and bought the car bed for his adorable face.  I wish I had a recording of him trying out those new words to persuade me to get him the desired bed.  He might be just a teensy bit spoiled.  Seriously, though.  Could you say no to that face?
Between sessions on Saturday we got the new bed assembled, and jumped on it a lot, since we put our springiest box springs in it.
General Conference was amazing, as usual.  I like reviewing the talks throughout the six months between conferences.  My current favorite talk, which keeps coming into my mind this week, is this one by Elder J. Devn Cornish entitled "Am I Good Enough? Will I Make It?"

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