conference weekends are my two favorite weekends of the year. they have been since i was small. i found it magical to spend the weekend as a family, at home without outside distractions (even church), all gathered together, and doing some of my favorite things like crafts, sewing projects, and puzzles. and as we sat together, we felt the spirit and listened to the calm, strong, reassuring voices of our prophet, apostles, and leaders. i loved it. i still do. i didn't want to last session to end, because the magic would end. i still feel that way. october conference is especially cozy, with that fall feeling in the air.
this year tashi & i have worked on the above puzzle, a tradition for october conference in our house. and i have embroidered this little ditty. i don't generally like anything to do with witches, and avoid them in my halloween decorating. but i did like this. it made me laugh, and reminded me of someone.....me i think. anyway, it's a good reminder for me.
my children haven't all inherited my love for conference. so i probably haven't done as god of a job as my parents did. with a desire to do better, we have begun some new traditions to encourage positive conference feelings in recent years. one of those has been to make lots of especially yummy food to eat throughout the weekend. it seems to be helping.
and mary, we have noticed the same grumpy problems associated with conference as you.....yes, i think it is. oh, and i love your new blog makeover.
the calm, strong, reassuring voices and messages are especially appreciated this year as we have watched all of brock's clients disappear....merril, lehman, wachovia, etc, etc.
p.s. i am so excited about the 5 new temples....especially "the greater kansas city area"!