Pics from conference weekend

Spitfire and I drove down to Provo over the weekend to watch the General Conference sessions with Jenny & her family. For my friends who are not LDS, it's a Church-wide conference held the first weekend of April and October. Talks are broadcast from SLC to the congregations all over the world. In UT they show the conference sessions on TV, but it's a bit difficult to pay strict attention with little kids around. It's also difficult to pay attention when you've just had a fabulous Jenny-made breakfast and you're on a comfy couch with the sun resting on you and lulling you into a coma, but that's my own problem. I was awake, though, for the talks that were probably written specifically with me in mind and that kicked my butt a little bit. Like the one where Elder Holland pointed out the problem with praising God and then mocking His children with the same mouth. Ouch.

On Sunday we took the kids over to the Provo Temple grounds to show Savannah the tulips--all one of them. I guess the tulips are shy this year.

The tulip

Spitfire & Savvy, who wore a very fetching ensemble including a big yarn scarf.

Me & Ethan at Kiwanis park. Picture by the talented & award-winning photographer Ed McCulloch w/my crappy camera.

Ed & Ethan & some random missionaries

Jen trying to distract Savvy from her running around & screaming goals.

Me, Savvy, & my fab new skirt

Could not get enough of these trees. They were everywhere.


Jenny said... [reply]

I need copies of these pics. Especially the one of me with the mouth gaping open.

daltongirl said... [reply]

Nice skirt. Did Cicada design that fabric?

The tulips have been shy for a while now. I planted about a hundred of them in my yard, and last year only two bloomed, even though leaves came up everywhere. This year: none. Not even one. It couldn't possibly be due to my lack gardening skills, and now we have the Provo Temple Master Gardeners' failure to verify that.

Nemesis said... [reply]

I'll send them, Jen. And whatever, I think that picture of you two is cute.

Dalgtongirl, there were plenty of tulips about to bloom, they just hadn't done it yet. Maybe next week. Although it's funny that the Temple Square tulips in SLC were all up and at 'em. That's witchcraft, that is.

CoolMom said... [reply]

Jenny's hair is so cute. That's a nice length. Also suitable for framing!!!

Nice pink crocs!!

Cooldad said... [reply]

Ditto on Savvy's pink Crocks

Tusk said... [reply]

Are those Magnolias?

Nemesis said... [reply]

I don't think so, Tusk. I'm guessing they're some kind of cherry tree but I wouldn't put money on it. Anyone here a horticultural expert?

Jenny said... [reply]

The pink ones are supposedly crabapple trees. But I could be wrong. Magnolia trees have big huge blossoms in comparison.

Did you know that since Temple Square is above a parkinglot etc things bloom there two weeks sooner than anywhere else in SLC, on average?

Scully said... [reply]

Sounds like you had a much calmer conference weekend than I. And that your sister's children are much better behaved than the 5 year-old I got to deal with. And I guess those CO2 fumes are good for tulips, no?

CoolMom said... [reply]

I was guessing crab apple trees as well.

Jimmy said... [reply]

It was really nice seeing you with your family. Little Savvy is adorable. Thanks for showing us a glimpse into your day.

One question though, lol...Elder Holland didn't say mocking is a sin now, did he? I might be out of business.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Grandparents wasting their money on Crocs . . .

Hi Scully, sorry you had a 5-yr-old situation there. :-(

You and me both, Jimmy! Unless of course I missed the bit where he said, "Just kidding, Jesus actually loves it when we're nasty to each other." :-) Thanks for agreeing that Savvy's a cutie. I'm kinda partial to her.

daltongirl said... [reply]

I'm just wondering why we never get to see Spitfire's face. All the pictures are from behind, or up to the neck . . . I'm beginning to wonder if you even HAVE two sisters. That could easily be you or Jenny posing as a third person.


Nemesis said... [reply]

Daltongirl, it could not be me or Jenny posing as a third person, and the very suggestion makes us both choke with laughter and tears. As you can see, the girl in the photos is about as big around as Savannah.

Nemesis said... [reply]

And thank you SO much for bringing it up.

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