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Saturday, March 31, 2007

How Did You Spend Your General Conference Weekend?

Happy General Conference weekend! For me, it seems whichever way I decide to watch or listen to Conference on Conference weekend, I rarely get much out of it. I blame the children...until they're grown...and then I'll blame something else. Thank goodness for the Conference audio archives on lds.org and the "speed up" button on my Ipod which allows me to listen to the talks one at a time, at an engaging speed, during my own quiet time. Check out this poll to see if I guessed how you might be spending your weekend:


10 Comments:

  • For us, it really varies from year to year. Sometimes I am really in the mood to go and see it at the church, in my Sunday casual...

    Sometimes I watch it at a friend's house....and last time I did this, I think we ALL fell asleep.

    6 months ago we watched it over the internet...almost all 4 sessions, but again, the sleep factor man...

    This weekend, so far we haven't watched a lick, but we are still moving and we really needed this weekend to finish up. My DH went to Priesthood, and today we will probably boot it up on the net....
    posted by Blogger Kage at 4/01/2007 04:51:00 AM  



  • Saturday is spent juggling listening /watching conference w/ other activities- gardening or ? . This year the 11 year old had her first soccer game, so thank heavens for TiVo! Oh, and I haul out the 72 hr kits and refurbish them w/ new food. Sunday - it'll be nice to sit and listen!
    posted by Blogger Muum at 4/01/2007 06:34:00 AM  



  • Well yesterday I got caught up in stuff and ended up staying home and listening to Conference over the internet. That was kinda fun and I enjoyed participating in the posting about Conference at MormonMentality. Today though, I'm all dressed up and I'm going in. We're having a lunch/mixer in between sessions and, as I've been in Primary for two years, I'm jumping at the opportunity to just go, relax and have adult conversations.
    posted by Anonymous Proud Daughter of Eve at 4/01/2007 08:02:00 AM  



  • Saturday is spent doing mindless-type work (cleaning, organizing, laundry, painting my nails) while listening. I don't make the children listen, but I make sure I blast it loud enough that they can't hear anything else. :)

    Sunday morning is for family. The kids must be in the room. One day I will be more diligent about them doing activities to encourage listening. #1 is already interested in doing this.

    Sunday morning is a repeat --somewhat--of Saturday, although there's more sleeping involved. :)

    (Then I wait very impatiently for the May Ensign...)
    posted by Blogger Cheryl at 4/01/2007 08:21:00 AM  



  • Oooops! I meant Sunday AFTERNOON is a repeat...
    posted by Blogger Cheryl at 4/01/2007 08:22:00 AM  



  • We have been either listening/watching online, because we don't have cable, or watching at someone's house who does have cable. I feel kid of guilty that I don't dress up with the whole fam and trek it to the church for at least the Sunday morning session. That's what I did growing up.We always dressed up and went to church for that one, some times more. I wonder if you can take in much as a young child anyway.
    posted by Blogger Rachel H at 4/01/2007 08:43:00 AM  



  • I am so grateful that we can watch it at home b/c with a baby it is SO much easier (minus the wanting to fall asleep on the couch factor). Sometimes we will watch it at a friend's house and have a big potluck brunch or something in between sessions. That can be fun too. I really LOVE conference. Even while wrangling a 1 yr. old.
    posted by Blogger Beth at 4/01/2007 11:40:00 AM  



  • I love conference, but at 5, 3 and not yet 1, my kids are too little to expect them to pay attention for four hours a day. We let them play games and hang out, and we have treats between sessions. Jammies are de rigeur for all. I packed boxes for our move while listening all day today.

    Although, today was so lovely, we did walk to the park after the last session.
    posted by Blogger tracy m at 4/01/2007 06:16:00 PM  



  • We actually Tivoed conference to watch later, since I would have gotten almost nothing out of it with kids around. We're still getting used to having it on TV instead of going to church!

    Saturday we did listen to part of the afternoon session on the radio while working in the garden. Sunday morning we had it on the radio again, and Sunday afternoon conference was on TV in the background while we visited with out-of-town family. I figure I'll catch a few talks tonight while exercising after the kids are in bed.
    posted by Anonymous Julie P at 4/02/2007 02:24:00 PM  



  • I Tivoed too. The one bad thing about Tivo is that I ff through the talks when they lose my attention...so I probably miss out on some good stuff.
    posted by Blogger Jen at 4/03/2007 11:49:00 AM  



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