This morning I’m so happy to have those wise words of conference echoing through my head.  I love that when I listen to conference with questions in my heart, certain messages speak to me and give me my own inspiration as to how to cope with the different things I’m worrying about. I loved Elder Scott’s talk about parenting. I loved Elder Cook’s talk about peace (at least that’s the part that spoke to me since my 2013 word is “peace”).  I loved what Sister Wixom said about how we speak to children, and how Elder Perry reminded me we can never underestimate the power of the adversary. (You can listen to any of those by clicking on the “listen” button by their name here…I think I’ll re-listen to a few of today while I’m folding laundry, cause I always need a little inspiration while I’m doing laundry.) I loved hanging out with my family and letting all those words of wisdom wash over us together.2013-04-07 general conference 727682013-04-07 general conference 729742013-04-07 general conference 72977 …and making our traditional conference cinnamon rolls.2013-04-07 general conference 72788 …and having some neighbors over for a pot-luck in between conference sessions.2013-04-07 general conference 72797 One of my favorite highlights of the day was getting Max home.  He had a volleyball tournament in Hawaii of all places last week (I know, lucky boy…more on that later), and was supposed to get in on the red-eye at 7:00 a.m. but didn’t get in until 1:30.  We were so excited to have him back (we missed him so much!) and soak in the last part of conference together.2013-04-07 general conference 729852013-04-07 general conference 72991 My heart is just so full of gratitude for family.  For my church.  For leaders with such inspired wisdom.  And for sites like where I can hear it all again when I need it.  Here’s Elle rendition of conference on vimeo: Speaking of inspiration, I am in love with this Mormon messages clip (here) and have been meaning to share it for a while.  Be prepared to get a little emotional.

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  1. Loved conference and makes me smile to see your home looking like my home with kids coloring, friends, and food! That is an excellent one, I've cried each time I've seen it:)

  2. I'm not mormon but every time conference comes around, I find myself watching. I feel inspired and loved by just watching and hearing the words. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Elle would be a fantastic Photographer and Videographer!! I would totally book her for my children's wedding once I do have kids. Other than that, she could even put together mine and my husband wedding videos/photos. 🙂

  4. Just wanted to let you know that you mentioned A Tree Grows in Brooklyn a little while ago – I'd never heard of it (being 28 might be why). Well I finished it recently and I just adored it! Thanks for exposing me to it.

  5. Thank you SO much for publishing the MormonAd. I needed it so badly today. It was truly inspired. You are such an inspiration to me 🙂 I read your blog, and see the type of mother, woman, and wife I want to be someday. Thanks for all you do. God bless!

  6. Would you mind sharing the recepy for the cinamon rolls? It's probably a very common one, but they're not so common over here. I tried them once (from a recepy I found somewhere online) but the dough rose to much and they weren't as great as they should.

    I often think of you and your family, and I love reading posts like this and seeing the videos Elle makes …

  7. I've been reading your blog for awhile now–I adore it. I love what I learn from you about becoming a better mother each day and I love how you keep it real. I grew up in AZ, but live in WA now. And how fun is this–Angela is my cousin, so it was so fun to see pictures of her and her family at your house. Small world! Thanks for blogging and sharing pieces of your life!

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