What do you do to make General Conference exciting in your
home? Here are a few ideas I and others
have used to become and remain engaged in the process. Make the weekend fun, plan a full two
days of favorite foods and activities around conference time. Involve every family
member in planning the weekend with crafts, food, activities, and journalsHave a project you work on only during conference. We worked
on a conference quilt embroidering designs on blocks to include in the quiltHave everyone select a word ("the" is not allowed)
and every time the person hears her or his word they get a small treatPlay conference bingoKeep a conference journal like this
one or this oneListen and write down any blessings you hear in conference
talksMake a general conference wall here is one way to do it for
small childrenPlay Fantasy
General ConferenceHave dinner
with an apostleFor small children make General
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This is a silly tip...it's actually more like Tuesday Trivia, but whatever...
You know those "Ineroffice Envelopes"? Like these? Welllllll, here is some funny trivia for you. These were invented by the military (of course we believe it was the Air Force that invented them).In the Air Force they are referred to as "Holey Joes." 'Cuz of those holes.Did you ever wonder why they have holes in them? Well, I just found out today from Tarzan...When the military was passing top secret information around the office in these Holey Joes, they needed to be sure there was nothing left in the envelope, thus, the holes.Isn't that kewl?
Those who know me well know that I have been frazzled lately. The past two weekends we have visited our grandchildren (which of course meant we got to visit our children as well). This has been a stress relieving experience. The level of love extended to us was unbelievable. Our grandchildren just wanted to be with us, nothing special, just time with us. We were going to do something grand with the grandchildren like go fishing, or take them to the zoo or go shopping, all they wanted to do was spend time with us.
First, we went to see the southern California families. The tradition with those families is to take the grandchildren to a hotel, give them the remote control, order room service and let them jump on the beds until they fall asleep with exhaustion. Everyone has grown past the bed jumping phase and now we only have pillow fights. They wanted to spend their time with us in the hotel. We bought some board games and played all afternoon then went to Chucky Cheese. While we were t…