Saturday, April 2, 2011

Weekend Plans


Today begins one of my two favorite weekends of the year. Every 6 months, members of the LDS faith get to sleep in, stay in their pajamas, make cinnamon rolls, and watch General Conference with their families.

Without fail, every time I watch General Conference I hear something that makes me feel grateful and uplifted. Something that gives me perspective. Something that makes me feel a little peace in a world where there is less and less of it. Something that motivates me to be a little bit of a better mother, a little more patient, a little more willing to forget myself.

If you would like to catch a bit of conference today or tomorrow, you can watch it here.

If you're planning to watch already, these are my favorite cinnamon rolls. We also love printing out these conference squares for the kids to fill with stickers & M&M's (I'm not going to lie, I play too. Competitively.). I also recommend doodling your way through the messages, the way my friend Mary Karlee does.

Have a great weekend!

12 comments:

Lorie said...

That doodling idea is brilliant! I hope you have a great weekend!

Brandy said...

You are my favorite! I am definitely going to try that cinnamon roll recipe. It's pretty much tradition in our household too :)

We miss you guys. I will be missing you at our Conference Potluck tomorrow afternoon!

krissiecook said...

Now that you're on the East Coast, do you still enjoy cinnamon rolls as much? I've been trying to think of a comparably tasty lunch meal, because it's hard to wait breakfast until noon. Any ideas, oh great one?

Susan said...

AMEN to all you wrote!

Katie said...

Krissie, I can't get used to it! I tried to convince the kids to sleep in until noon so I could still feel like I was waking up to morning conference, but they didn't go for it. Fortunately, I like me a cinnamon roll any time of day. Or night. Same goes for bacon.

Jane said...

Thanks Katie, I needed a reminder of the doodling idea!

Mike said...

Dang, if you were to make those cinnamon rolls in my house, they would be eaten before anyone else had a chance. Keep them away from you mother-in-law. She may be weaker than I am.

Jeannie said...

Yes! And I plan on making your sister's cinnamon syrup to top tomorrow's pancakes for the Sunday morning session.

And ditto what Brandy said. Just not quite the same gathering without you all!

Cathy Leavitt said...

Sometimes I have to find something to keep my hands occupied while I'm watching conference so I don't start to doze. It's not that I'm not interested, it's just when I sit down to watch ANYTHING, I tend to doze if I sit too long. So...one thing I really like to do is organize drawers...one drawer at a time. Today I folded laundry. Anything to keep my hands busy while my mind can still be actively listening. I loved conference today, especially Bro. Oaks.Cinnamon rolls sound yummy, but too many with just me and Bruce :( .

Kaity said...

Katie, thanks for the reminders and inspiration. Our numbers are dwindling here at FSH. We miss you!

Mary Karlee said...

Thanks for the shout out. :) HOpe your weekend was wonderful.

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...what lovely looking cinnamon rolls....very delicious and tempting !

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