Monday, October 4

Conference Weekend

I look forward to General Conference weekend all year long.  This year was no exception.  While watching the Saturday morning session I made crepes for Tyson and our friends Shaun and Brooke.  I may struggle with the desire to cook dinner, but baking breakfast and desserts is another story.  

Every year during the Sunday morning session Tyson's uncle John and aunt Kristie bake up a storm.  This was my first experience encountering the most delicious breakfast I have ever had.  Let's just say it put my crepes to shame.  One of the wedding gifts that we registered for was a ebelskiver pan from Williams-Sonoma.   Tyson's aunt and uncle got it for us.  We were thrilled.  They made these for the breakfast and even taught us how to make them, considering we had no idea what to do with the pan.

If you have never had ebelskiver's you are missing out!  I couldn't stop eating them.  

Along with a scrumptious breakfast it was wonderful to be filled with the words of our Prophet and his Apostles.  I always find myself so rejuvenated after hearing their talks.  In particular, I loved President Monson's talk on Gratitude.  I find myself often dwelling on the negative and forget how many wonderful things I have been blessed with.  He gave me that boost that I needed. 

"We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude,"

"My brothers and sisters, to express gratitude is gracious and honorable; to enact gratitude is generous and noble; but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven,"
President Thomas S. Monson

In addition it was exciting to hear from Elder Lawrence.  We had the privilege of being sealed by him. 

And last but not least we were blessed with a new baby nephew this weekend!  Hoyt Easton Brown.  He is absolutely adorable.  I agree with Cortney when she said, "Just have to say that grandpa brown did another amazing job picking us out a beautiful baby from heaven!"  I can't wait to hold this little piece of heaven.  

All in all it was the most excellent weekend!  I am already on the countdown for the next General Conference.  

1 comment:

  1. Janessa, ebelskivers are the BEST huh? My dad, you know Captain Dan ;), used to make them all the time for us when we were little. They are to die for! Did you put applesauce in yours? They are great with AND without it... Anyway, you look like you are having blast in Cali! Congrats on the new nephew too!