and gathered the last of my fall roses,
But the party didn’t really start until Ben arrived.
the two kings of goofy-faced photos
Between sessions on Saturday, Mary begged Ben to jump on the tramp with her. Now Stefan does whatever Mary asks– all the trampoline games are directed by her. But Ben is cut from a crazier mold– he holds backflip contests with her, crack the egg and leapfrog.
a mushroom slicer works perfectly for strawberries
As always, the General Conference speakers were incredible. This time, their talks felt especially loving, understanding and kind. To me, the overall message was, “We know life is hard, but hang in there have faith, know you are loved and not alone.” Faith doesn’t protect us from pain and tragedy but it does help us cope with life’s inevitable heartache. I’m hesitant to offer a list of favorite talks since I feel like I need to relisten to most of them (you can find all of conference right here) but I’ll recommend Elder Holland’s words on depression Like a Broken Vessel and Elder Uchtdorf’s welcoming words Come, Join With Us.
But honestly, truly, every single talk was beautiful and inspired. And the perfect background sound for cleaning my kitchen– which is exactly where I’m going right now.