Man, I loved conference....isn't it great!! I remember so vividly being a young child and/or teenager, ha ha, and thinking it was SO boring! And now I relish in listening to all of the sessions, and reading all about the talks later on.
I heard from a talk one time, that its helpful to just listen to conference, without taking any notes, the first time. If you feel inspired by something, just write down a few words or lines, but to not be distracted with note taking. Then, when the talks come out in The Ensign, to review them then, and take notes...added to the previous inspiration you already received.
I have been practicing this for a while, and have really found it helpful to teach me what it is that I need to learning, personally. I am so much more open to inspiration, when I'm not worried about writing down every other word.
I also have been reading on a lot of great blog posts like this one and this one...some GREAT ideas on how to get your kiddos involved. I want them to truly enjoy conference weekend, like we do, and to look forward to it.
I have thought a lot about what things I can implement for our next conferences, and I'd like to make some great traditions in the future....hopefully I remember come October! :)
A few cute things that happened to us this weekend:
-A woke up Saturday morning saying, "Its general conference! yay! I wanna watch general conference!"...he was SO excited, which made me happy. He sat down, all comfy on the bed with the rest of us...and watched fervently for the first few minutes....you could see him start to get a little more antsy as the first talk wore on...and by the end he exclaimed: "That was a LONG talk!" ha ha...and he played for the rest of that session, it was pretty funny.
-When President Monson was speaking, I pulled R into the room, and said "Listen Roo, its the prophet!" and he replied emphatically, "No! Its grandpa!" and stood right in front of the TV, saying "grandpa! grandpa!". It was adorable, and reminded me of the talk yesterday by Russell M. Nelson, and the story he told about his grandson.
Anyways....I feel overjoyed and truly blessed to have been able to listen to conference this weekend, especially because of the personal inspiration that I received on how to make myself a better wife, mother and person. I feel uplifted and more ready and willing to serve, and be an equal partner to my husband.
What a great weekend! I hope you all enjoyed it as immensely as I did!
Here is a link, in case you missed it, or want to learn more about what "General Conference" is all about!