Monday, October 07, 2013

I sort of never wanted this weekend to end.

Except that I caught a cold. I would very willingly say goodbye to my stuffy nose with the start of this new week. Alas.

But seriously, wasn't this weekend fantastic? Here are a few snapshots I have to share.

Like I said on instagram, sometimes I remember how remarkable it is that I get to be the mother to these four children. I love them so. This weekend was so good for us. We got our Conference wiggles out at the park on Saturday, and Stella finally got to wear the snood my sister, Leslie, sent to her for ballet.

My generous friend, Beth, shared some of her pretty hand-picked apples with us, so I baked up a crumb-topped pie for our Sunday dinner dessert. We mostly spent lots of time in the basement together watching Conference. The kids were great. They played quietly together or sat and listened to the speakers. It was so nice! I think they are getting to the age where they get it, and that makes it much easier for me and Mike to get something out of it, too.

And now for my favorites:

I loved Elder Uchtdorf's talk on why people join our church. My favorite quote: "First, doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith."

Elder Christofferson's talk on women was wonderful. He spoke of how women provide a moral foundation, and how we, as women, need to cultivate the "innate moral power" within us.

Elder Oaks' talked about the importance of marriage and family, and the Plan of Salvation. He lays things out in such a logical way. I really liked this one.

Brother McConkie's talk on teaching with the spirit was an answer to my prayers. I will listen to this one again and again, I am sure.

You can see a list of all of the talks here. Which ones am I forgetting? I am looking forward to listening to them all again over the next little bit. There is so much to learn.


  1. I loved President Monson's talk -- I felt like he struck a perfect balance between acknowledging that trials and challenges exist and are real and difficult, and encouraging us to not give into despair because of those challenges. I would have loved another couple of days crammed into this weekend. Not only was it a wonderful Conference, we had gorgeous weather (in SLC)! It's just supposed to get colder and drearier from here on out.

  2. I am pretty sure that i would be lost without conference. It is such a strength to me and i build my testimony on it. Can't wait to listen again. Hope you feel better soon!!!


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