September 30, 2011

Favorite Things

As tradition, mia familia watches General Conference every Fall in McCall, Id. I can't wait! There is nothing better than sitting around the fire listening to latter day Prophets fill your heart with uplifting messages. 
And better yet, eating yummy food and lounging around all day! 

I'll wake up after sleeping in, maybe shower, maybe not. Maybe put my makeup on, eat an awesome breakfast of huckleberry pancakes, probably stay in my jammies, and then turn the TV on. In between sessions I'll change in to my cleaner not-slept-in jammies and go on a walk in the crisp fall air down to the lake. Doesn't that sound like relaxing? Oh and the naps I'll take! They are glorious.

There is no agenda really, just pure entertainment. literally 

Wait a second...that was before I had kids. Ha!

Much of it might still be the same, but entertaining the kiddos provides another dimension to General Conference. A 2 almost 3 year old won't sit around and watch old guys talk on TV, so here is what I do.
Lots of different coloring books, snacks, sticker books, snacks, toys, snacks, an i pad with awesome games, and snacks. Did I mention snacks? 

Really, this is one of my most favorite things. My "Thoughts of Spiritual Uplift" journal might go untouched as I wrestle the kids, but that doesn't mean that I won't listen intently and get the most out of every talk. And can I mention the music? I don't believe in rushing off to go do something while the choir sings. Sometimes that can be just as powerful as listening to the talks. 

As far as I know, General Conference is aired on BYU TV, but check your local listings. You can also listen on line at the above listed link. Enjoy your weekend, I will!

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