Monday, October 8, 2012

Fall Pumpkin & General Conference

 My mother in-law Nancy was here visiting so we could go to General Conference.  She brought this fun pumpkin block craft for us to do and I think they turned out really cute. Of course it took me forever to do them because I'm a perfectionist when it comes to this sort of thing. It was really fun though and I really like them! The kids don't think they look like pumpkins, but that's ok, they sure fit the season and look great.
Yesterday Kerby and I went with Jared and Mandee, my brother and sister in-law to the Sunday morning session of General Conference. It was wonderful to sit in peace (without distraction from kids) to hear what the prophet and apostles and other leaders of the church had to say. It was so uplifting and I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to go. I couldn't believe how many people showed up in hopes to get tickets to go in and listen. I was wishing I had lots of extra tickets to hand out. We were all ready to hand over out tickets to some people from Chile and India holding up signs saying that's where they were from to watch. I got very emotional and got teary eyed seeing that they traveled such a great distance to be able to experience in person the words of the leaders of the church. Rest assured I'm pretty sure everyone waiting for tickets was able to go inside because there were still a few empty seats left after they started letting them in. What an uplifting session and weekend I had. Thank you so much Kerry and Nancy for watching all our kids and Jared and Mandee for planning it and inviting us.
 I'm so excited about the news for Elder missionaries to leave at age 18 and Sisters at age 19. I was so surprised and know it's going to be a wonderful thing. It did make me realize that Kadin will be 18 in 6 years and 2 months!!! Will he be ready? I know it's only a year difference for him, this just made me think more. Have I taught him enough? I don't think I have done enough on my part to prepare him for a mission. So, I need to be a stronger member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and teach my family more about it.
Jared and Mandee
 We had some really good seats. The seating, parking and everything went very smoothly, I thought we'd have to wait in line forever just to get anywhere, but we really didn't.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you were able to go Kristi, what a great experience.