Monday, October 05, 2015


We spent the weekend enjoying the 185th 
Conference is held every October and April, and I dare say 
October session is my favorite--only because of the time of year.  
The fall leaves, the decorations, fun traditions, and cozy moments.  
 Boss and Mary (Mr. Nielson's parents) came up from Arizona to join us
for this special weekend.
On Friday we drove up beautiful Provo canyon to Sundance  
where we took a few photos, picked up a few famous Sundance suckers, 
and let Lottie throw rocks in the river.  
Saturday and Sunday were spent in our living room watching 
the wonderful inspirational talks given by church leaders and our prophet.  
I had a list of questions that I have been wanting answers too.  
Questions that need heavenly help and inspired guidance. 
Questions that could only be answered this weekend.  
Questions about my life, my children's lives,
my secret project (remember that??), and my spiritual welfare.
 I think they all got answered this weekend.  Mostly I felt peace.
Peace for the days and weeks ahead.  
That is a good feeling.

For conference breakfast I made Ebelskiver batter and Mr. Nielson
filled them with cheese and jam and cooked them up.
We pile on the maple syrup, Nutella, caramel, powdered sugar,
fruit, and fresh creme.  It's a dream.
 October conference I make Ebelskivers and April conference I make Dutch babies.
It's all about the traditions.
In the work of salvation, there is no room for comparison, 
criticism, or condemnation. 
It is not about age, experience, or public acclaim. 
This sacred work is about developing a broken heart, a contrite spirit, 
and a willingness to use our divine gifts and unique talents 
to do the Lord’s work in His way.
-Carol F. McConkie