As always, I feel soo spiritually uplifted when I can hear these great leaders speak and speak TO ME!! I truly believe that in each talk there was something that had my name on it that spoke to my heart and soul! I am soo grateful for the time that I live in that I can hear these wonderful words of inspiration and to apply them to my own family and life. I wanted to share some of the traditions that we do as a family to prepare ourselves for listening to Conference.....:) I always write in my "Conference Journal" quotes or things that I hear that I can refer back to either online or when the Ensign comes out.......I immediately put my favorites into my scriptures. My scriptures are soo fat from all the paper quotes that I have in there....but its a GOOOD fat.lol....:) These pics are not in order.....but Cambrie won our "Conference Jar"...:) I'll explain down further in my post:) It felt like Easter at our house!!! All of this I got from the dollar store....and printed of thier Conference Journal, the packet we got from out Primary:0......Don't you just love the small lil' bottle of apple cider......"Celebrate Conference"....I can always find a reason for anything I see thats fun!!
So here is our Conference Guess Jar.... During conference, each session, the kiddos get a chance or more to be super awesome so we all can hear....if they are I give them laminated guess squares that they write on with a wet erase marker the number of candy they think is in the jar.....Sabrina got the most guesses but Cambrie won....:) Also I pass out question cards for them to write a question from each session and answer on back....then for FHE which we did and it was SO MUCH FUN!.....we divide into 2 teams to see who gets the most correct questions...whoever wins serves banana splits to the other team complete with all the topping...so much more fun than being served:) and then of course BINGO.....a family favorite..
Colton's journal binder was full of things he put in thier.....He reminds me of Nephi...always the example of good :) well almost always..ha!! I put thier pages with a divider tab for each date of conference so they can keep this for thier kids.....I know I am a little "traditional Sappy"...lol:)
The younger kids also did thier tent facing conference......as we talked before about King Benjamin and preparig to listen to a prophet.....sometimes I wish it was just that for real...could you imagine the journey to hike up a mountain and pitch our tents......That would be such a surreal experience to actually go camping and do that with a laptop and projection on a white sheet.......Oh the fun in that....maybe when Gunn is a little older....:) We plan before R.J goes on a mission to go to the Conference Center for Conference...that would be a treat!
My favorite quote from conference that I felt was said just for me was.." People have check of lists, but you can't check off To Be's.....Be Begets DO." ahhhhh love that.. seriously I need TO BE everything that I want to be and what I learn and what I teach instead of just checking off things...such an amazing remider to me....since I am ultra organizing at the moment...I need TO BE better in all realms of my life and spirit as a mom, daughter, sister and friend...these words I will keep close to my heart!!!