Sunday, February 01, 2009

Stake Conference

Our Stake (area congregation) held Stake Conference this weekend. It was awesome! All of the speakers did such a great job, especially my favorite...Elder Dallin H. Oaks! Yep, we had an apostle of the Lord visit us. During the adult Saturday night session, he was really funny and laid back and didn't really speak on one topic- he made lots of comments and shared stories based on what the other speakers had spoken about. It was the first time in years that I got to go to the adult session. Drew always gets invited to play the organ and so I have to stay home with the kids. Well, this time his mom agreed to watch the kids so we could both go. (Thanks Heidi!) Drew in the end stayed home though and he really missed out! It felt so good to be there, even with my big ol' pregnant bum falling as sleep on a hard gym chair and with an elderly lady in front of me with very BIG hair that I could barely see around.

Taylor and I went to the Sunday morning session together. We got there super early but still didn't manage to get a soft seat. You have to understand that we live in an area with tons of church members. Our ward alone has almost 700 people in it (probably 400 of which attend regularly)- so even with two Sunday sessions of Conference, it was packed! Taylor behaved pretty well considering it was a 2 hour session but by the time Elder Oaks got up to talk, she was done. It was still a great session though- the temple president spoke as well as several other area authorities. The choir was awesome too- powerful and moving. Drew's cousin's husband (did you follow that?) was the director- he did a great job. Anyway, just a great spiritual boost that I needed before baby #3 comes along.


Lindsay said...

That must have been an amazing conference, especially without kids. I'm glad you were able to enjoy it. I can't believe they still haven't split the ward, I thought for sure they would have done it by now. We're coming into town March 11-24. If you are feeling up to visitors we would love to see you and the baby. It's been so long. I hope everything goes smoothly with the delivery. You are in my prayers.

Melissa H said...

That is great that you were able to go! I think the adult session is the best session--I don't know if it is because we are without kids, but it always seems to really mean more and I actually get things out of it!