Friday, October 10, 2014

conference coloring party

Last weekend was the semi-annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

This means that twice a year we get to attend, watch on tv or the internet, or listen to ten hours of living prophets and apostles speak to us!

Conference weekends are my favorite.

This time we decided to drive up to my parents' house to be with the whole family.
The weekend was perfect:
warm beautiful fall weather
my brothers teaching Nicholas how to throw a football on the front lawn
getting to watch Jonah's marching band competition (SO awesome)
soup, pumpkin pancakes, mini frittatas, apple cider bundt cake, and 
better-than-Rudy's-or-anything-else-I-ate-in-Texas brisket; basically meat candy (thanks again, Josh!)
dessert party with the cousins
late-night taco run
laughing, conference-watching, snuggling under blankets,
filling our hearts and our minds with the precious words of God's servants,
piano playing, nerf battles, kids shouting, happy chaos,
and everyone quietly coloring together in the living room between sessions.

We've been here for over two years now, 
but I'm still just so very happy each time we get to make the short drive home to be with family. 
Now if only I could figure out a way to buy that private jet so that Kent's family and home could be just as close...

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