We enjoyed Conference Weekend at home the past couple days.
Did you catch that?
Conference weekend AT HOME!
I distinctly remember what I was doing six months ago during the April Conference. Following my Thoracotomy, I was working to control my pain, and feeling discouraged at the toll that my illness had taken on my body. I was stuck in bed with no release date in sight. I got winded even talking. I was so happy when I discovered that I could hear it live on The Mormon Channel App that I had on my phone. Imagine the comfort and joy I felt when the first talk I heard was this one.
This time, I enjoyed conference healthy, and HOME with my family! Isn't that a miracle!? Last night, Josh and I collapsed, exhausted into bed around 9:30pm. Who would ever think that having "church at home" would be such a production? Granted, I didn't hear every talk this weekend, but I didn't let it bother me like it has in previous years. Every time I wanted mourn the loss of the days when I used to be able to listen to conference uninterrupted, or to lose my temper at the kids' volume or behavior, I would think, "Oh, just remember where you were six months ago! This is so awesome!" Speaking of awesome, the kids were singing this song as they were working on projects before the Sunday session started.
They both learned it in Kindergarten, but we've never been sure of the real "tune," you know? I looked it up on You Tube. The difference is hilarious!
In addition to Conference, I was able to try my hand at a few things. My good friend, Marie'gave me her leftover tomatoes from their bumper crop. I LOVE bottled tomatoes and the delicious sauces and soups they make. Marie' was so generous to give me not only the tomatoes, but all of the tools necessary to bottle them!
In a few weeks, I get to teach our Beehives about pie making. I've only made a few pies in my life, so I wanted to try my hand at my Dad's tried-and-true recipe and make a French Apple Pie on Sunday. The filling was delicious, as was the crust, but the bottom was too thick - chewy and cakey. It's definitely an art - Pie making. I hope I can master it in time to teach them, otherwise, we'll need to change it to "Apple Crisp Making!"