Sunday, April 6, 2008

Conference Weekend with "Nana"

This weekend as most of you know, was General Conference. We were also fortunate to have Mitch's mom (a.k.a. Nana) come over to visit. We had a good time visiting and catching up. On Friday, we got a sitter for the kids and went to see Mitch cousin Antje sing and perform in the Navy Sea Chanters. For those who don't know who or what this is... it is the elite choir of the United States Navy. They perform quite often for the President and all over the U.S. and also the world. They were doing a Northwest United States tour and we were priviledged to hear them perform. Talk about AWESOME!!!!! I could have listened to them all night! The men were so fun to hear and watch and the women had the most incredible voices I've heard! So if any of you ever get the chance to hear them.... DON'T MISS OUT!!!

On Saturday, we just lazed around and watched conference- quite a new experience seeing the First Presidency sustain everyone in the Solemn Assembly. I've never seen that before- at least that I remember, and it was pretty neat. It will be different getting used to President Monson as our new Prophet, but I have no doubt that he is called of God, as are his counselors and the Twelve.

Saturday, rather than teaching her grand kids how to make cream puffs (a new tradition for Nana), my kids talked her into making new blankets, since the ones she made for them as babies were getting too small. So off we go to JoAnn's Fabric to make snuggly fleece blankets.

After picking out the fleece of their choice, we come home and bust out with Cameron's blanket within an hour!!! Wow! This is something I can actually do! Now let's just see if I can do it on my own for the baby blanket!

On Sunday we finished Collin's and Madeline's blankets in the first session of Conference, and the results were darling! Thanks Nana for the snugglies!