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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Miss Em's Conference Experience

Saturday was 8-year-old Em's first time at General Conference and first time in the Conference Center!  She was so excited to go!  I got to her house just before she came home from her volleyball game.  She quickly showered, put on her skirt and new earrings, that she made, and had her hair french braided on one side.  Her Dad made toasted cheese sandwiches that we took with us, wrapped in paper towels, then Em, Candice (her Mom) and I headed out for the fun adventure!


We were all amazed, but not surprised, with the traffic and the number of people gathered for conference on this beautiful Fall day that felt like summer! 


We left the parking garage and hurried to the Conference Center with the thousands of other people.  We were instructed to go to the back of the long line on the sidewalk that wrapped around the side of the building.  It moved quickly and soon we were in the beautiful, air-conditioned building.


Em was in awe of the size of the room!  We listened to the speakers, the songs, the prayers and enjoyed the instruction and spirit there in the Conference Center. 


During the two hours, we kept Em's attention by writing questions about the speaker's topic.  Maybe next year her spelling will improve.


You can tell by this comment that she thought her seat was exceptionally comfortable.


We left the conference with a feeling of love and peace.


...only to find that there IS opposition in all things! 


Everyone ignored his rants. 


Mr Cy, Em's 5-year-old brother can't wait until he turns 8 so he, too, can go to General Conference and see the Prophet! It's Great to be 8!
Thank you, Gigi, for the tickets!



18 comments:

Kristina P. said...

What a great experience for her!

Kelly said...

How nice that you were there today. Wish I could do the same with my kids.

Kelly said...

How nice that you were there today. Wish I could do the same with my kids.

gigi said...

How exciting for Em's first time! I hope she will always remember that she was there with you and her mom. Your pictures are so beautiful except for the opposition :( and I am grateful you were able to make such good use of the tickets.
Hope you have a fantastic week. ((hugs))

Julie Harward said...

I love her notes! Something to hold on to! I loved every word of G. Conf. it was all so good. That is really special that you got to go. :D

Jenny said...

Such a wonderful memory building moment. I just love the conference center and those soft seats!

Yvonne said...

I'm so glad you all got to go to Conference. It really is a wonderful experience. It feels so different to be in there than watching it at the Stake Center. I know our kids were always so very impressed and loved it.

Cheeseboy said...

Great times. I love GC weekend!

Valerie said...

Hooray! Glad you all had a great time. Shane liked reading this post too. :)

Kazzy said...

My kids have loved when we have gone to conference. I am glad you had a great time!

LKP said...

man! gigi's our hook-up girl, eh? ;)

as for mr. opposition, my hubby's got a plan for him the next time we're there. mr LKP plans to bring a few of his own signs....one will read "my sign's bigger." another will read "i'm with stupid" with an arrow to mr. opposition...he plans to stand next to him and see how long it takes for mr. opp to notice. ha ha ha. that's right ladies, THAT is why i married mr LKP! don't be jealous. lol :D

glad em had a great time, and that her seat was so cozy!

Kerin said...

I loved general conference!
I always feel spiritually fed.
What a neat thing to get to go to the conference center and see conference also!
I'm sure that Em will remember this always :)
(We ignore the antis that come every year for pageant too).
Hope you have a great day !

Barbaloot said...

What a fun experience for her to do with her mom and grandma!!

And I agree---those chairs are comfortable! Sometimes, a little too comfortable...

wendy said...

I LOVED her spellling and participation in conference.

I HATE HATE the picketers outside...well, ok, maybe hat is not the right word here...not very Christ like....but Ohhhh they are so aggravating.

Mimi Sue said...

Conference was wonderful for us too even watching it from home. Awesome experience though for your great eight year old! Mimi

Brenda said...

How wonderful! What wonderful memories!

Cherie said...

That is so neat! I forgot that kids have to be 8 before they can attend Conference. I know that will be a day she'll never forget!

Rebecca said...

Conference is so much better when you're there in person. How wonderful that she got to experience that so young. She looks adorable too!