This past weekend was great because we were able to watch and listen to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Semi-Annual General Conference. I love General Conference. It happens every April and October. We have messages we listen to for 6 hours on Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday. It’s pretty intense, but so worth it.
Earlier that week we had an engagement party for Josh’s brother, Zach and his fiance Maddie. Yay Zach & Maddie! Marriage is great! Josh’s grandparents came to town to celebrate so we had a rib dinner. It was good. On Saturday we spent the afternoon with Josh’s family. Josh’s grandparents were in town so we had a fondue and crepe night. It was really yummy and really fun. On Sunday we spent the afternoon with my family. We played games and played with the baby in the family, Kendra. It’s really nice that both of our families live so close together.
My favorite message of the conference was by Elder Russel M. Nelson and called “Joy and Spiritual Survival.” It was about joy being a gift from God and only happens when we follow God’s commandments. I really liked this quote, “Saints can be happy under every circumstance. We can feel joy even while having a bad day, a bad week, or even a bad year! My dear brothers and sisters, the joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives. When the focus of our lives is on God’s plan of salvation, which President Thomas S. Monson just taught us, and Jesus Christ and His gospel, we can feel joy regardless of what is happening—or not happening—in our lives. Joy comes from and because of Him. He is the source of all joy. We feel it at Christmastime when we sing, “Joy to the world, the Lord is come.” And we can feel it all year round. For Latter-day Saints, Jesus Christ is joy!” Great thought, huh! I totally needed that. To keep reading go here.
The following week we celebrated my father-in-law, Dennis’s, birthday. It was fun. Josh made a yummy yellow cake and we had dinner with them. I’m so grateful Dennis is my father-in-law!