April 06, 2008

General Conference

As I get older, General Conference is more of an exciting time than when I was younger. As I sat here and watched conference I began thinking of memories that came into my mind about different General Conference's over the years.

1. When I was younger, Brother Johnson's Conference Cake. (I was always so excited and determined to write down my five talks, but I never really even liked the ice cream roll we would get for doing this every year!)
2. Seminary days, you had to write down summaries of a certain amount of talks.
3. All our family being together in the Roca house. Getting in trouble by our Dad when one of us fell asleep.
4. Eating our Easter candy during the entire Sunday Session.
5. In college, how peaceful Provo is this weekend. The streets are empty, everyone is inside watching.
6. The incredible Conference Center. Being in Utah, you always come across tickets. Being their in person and feeling the spirit in that building is amazing.
7. One college year, we drove back from Vegas all night and we all were so tired during Sunday session.
8. Buttermilk syrup!!!!!
9. Afternoon walks after the first session was over.
10. Receiving these messages from our Prophet and apostles, and writing down all the things I need to do to better myself and our marriage.
11. Being together as a family.

7 comments:

Scott & McCall Randall said...

ha ha. scott and i just read that together, it brought up some funny memories for him too! can't wait to see you.

Dennis & Jenna said...

love this post. Thanks for taking me down memory lane. I remember those purple basketball shorts dad used to always wear on sundays. Ya know...the ones that had holes in them. I also remember always baking brownies. I miss being kids with you guys! Anyways can't wait to hang this weekend!

David and Shalynna said...

I feel the same way. Conference weekend is the best. Thanks for reminding us all of how special it really is!

corrine said...

i love these general conf memories you shared! i posted the bread recipe you asked for last night on my blog. I was so happy to get to see you again on Saturday, lets keep finding reasons to hang out! I love having you here!!! :)

The Rogers said...

I recall being there for the all night drive back from Las Vegas. Pretty sure we listened to "Turn Around Bright Eyes" and "Buttercup" the entire way back.

Devin and April Jolley said...

nachos and a brown!!!!

Brett & Rachel Miller said...

Let's just say I definitely miss you! How are you! We have a lot of catching up to do. How is your new home, Garrett's job etc? Are you coming to Mesa anytime this summer?