Thursday, October 16, 2008

General Conference

I've been meaning to make this post for over a week now. This was my first General Conference away from Utah and it was a little different than most. In my family, General Conference is like another holiday...almost as big as Christmas or Thanksgiving. Our tradition is to have a huge breakfast of crepes, breakfast casserole, fruit, and juice....ALL YOU CAN EAT (and believe me we all eat a little too much)!! We eat as we watch Music and the Spoken Word and then watch conference all together as a family. This year Brandon and I were in Seattle but of course we tried to keep the traditional alive. I made crepes and we watched Conference with just the two of us. Thankfully we were able to see it from home and did not have to go to a Stake Center. It wasn't the same without everyone there but I absolutely loved Conference. I was able to listen to the talks instead of reading them later (kids can be very distracting on conference day.) My favorite talk was Elder Wirthlin's--his are always my favorite. I love hearing all of the apostles and our prophet speak. They always seem to know exactly what I need to hear or think about. Here is a link to the conference talks if you missed any of it.

Also a side note from my previous post about the electric can open. I fixed it...well sort of. It wasn't really broken. The day after I posted I tried to use the toaster and it wasn't working either. The electric can opener and toaster are plugged into the same outlet. I just pushed the reset button and voila they both worked. Silly me!!!

5 comments:

Jessica said...

Those crepes look awesome, Karen! I've never made them before...I should give it a shot sometime. I bet it was hard for you to be away for your family during conference. But I will totally agree that it makes it easier to focus without kids around!

Connie and Brandon said...

Conference times are my favorite times of year and family tradition times! So funny about the can opener:)

Angel said...

Yummy Crepes!I love conference weekend as well. We always do a big breakfast at my parent's house. Lucky we are still close to family so we were able to watch some of it with them and some of it alone. :)

Sandra said...

It was great to read your blog. We have been without internet for the last week so we have not had a lot of news from everyone. I am sure you heard more of conference than I did. I always have to read it when it comes out in the Ensign. We missed you guys for our semi-annual conference brunch.

Grant said...

As Mom noted, we have been back in the pre-internet world for the last week, but are now set to go back on-line. We missed seeing your reports while we were disconnected. I am glad you had a special day on general conference. We missed having you with us. Hopefully we will be able to have some time together soon.