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Sunday, April 06, 2014

The Spring Break That Wasn't and General Conference Sunday

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Church in our PJs! It's the best part of General Conference!

Ahhhhhhh, General Conference.

I have loved it so far. One more session left and we'll have to wait another six months to bask in the glow. So far, my favorite talks have been by President Bednar and President Uchtdorf. I desperately needed to hear them. I will write more later, but suffice it to say that I know my Heavenly Father loves me and that he can and will ease my burdens. BUT that those burdens are necessary for me to gain spiritual traction in this life. And gratitude is important for spiritual growth, too, especially while we are working through difficult times and carrying those burdens.


I have been live tweeting conference for the first time ever, and I daresay that I finally "get" Twitter. You can follow me HERE, if you'd like.

The girls had spring break this week, and the poor dears didn't get much fun due to the fact that The Maestro and I most definitely did not have spring break. Plus, it snowed a lot. A couple photos of dear, helpful Sophia working both by herself and with The Maestro to help clear the snow:



The last session of General Conference starts in 4 minutes. Join me!


Happy Sunday! And even happier Spring if you have it.

18 comments :

  1. cariwritesforyouSun Apr 06, 10:13:00 PM

    I'm sorry you still have snow :( It seems that this winter will never, ever end.

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  2. It's okay. We're kind of used to it up here, but the cold this winter has really gotten to me more than anything. It got up to 51 degrees today and it was lovely to see rivers of water running down our hill....spring will come eventually! :)

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  3. I think my favorite part is how you feel that it is important for your kids to learn to work hard around the house. My kids all contribute to the daily up keep of our house too. Yes they often complain which is met with I know you don't like to do chores and neither do I but we all live here and we are all happier and healthier when the house is a little tidy.

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  4. So it's in the 90s already in Phoenix and I am grumble-grumble-grumbling about it. Seeing all the snow in your neck of the woods is helping me feel better about it, though...

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  5. Having lived both in Phoenix and here, I think you're allowed to grumble. It's all those people with moderate weather that aren't allowed to grumble. Hee hee. :)

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  6. i like this. Another thing I help when I get overwhelmed is to say "Everyone pick up ten things," and they all row in to help - even the 2 year old.

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  7. I do that same thing a lot, too! Though, I swear my kids count specks of dust as one of the things they pick up! ;-)

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  8. Amen. Now that they are old enough to do more on their own, they often surprise me by cleaning something for me. They do know me well...

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  9. I could relate to this SO much! Thank you for this!

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  10. For chores I'm not that fond of I like to set an alarm on my smart phone. That way I know I'm accomplishing what I need to do, while still knowing that I'm not going to be stuck doing that chore all day long. The time seems to go by more quickly that way.

    I also like to create a calm, relaxed atmosphere in my home while I work. I will light some incense or burn some essential oils in a diffuser and put on relaxing (or energizing) music while I work. It calms my mind and I feel so much more productive.

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  11. I'm a single mother of two, aged 8 and 10 and it literally drives me crazy that our house is such a mess. And I'm just now learning to try and get them into helping me out. I'm too much of a perfectionist and like to try and get things done quickly. And often times I find myself overwhelmed by all that needs to be done. However after reading these tips I feel so much better about how to tackle my home. Thank you! I'm going to try and incorporate all these tips. I've been considering setting a timer for a while now just to help myself not feel so overwhelmed. Living in a cluttered house actually makes me more anxious and stressed with the kids than if everything had a "home".

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  12. good tips, last one is a must. another solution to clean house when you don't have time:

    clean house in no time

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  13. I am the same way! I feel I can't function and that it heightens my stress levels when things are a mess. But then I get so overwhelmed I don't know where to begin. The timer especially is a life saver for me. Good luck!

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  14. #7 ~ I started doing this a few years ago to get in more scripture "reading" time. Now I turn the audio on and listen to my scriptures/conference while I am washing dishes, folding laundry or on my morning walk. It has done WONDERS for my spiritual maintenance!

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  15. Another one.... Wear your running shoes while working. It tricks your mind into working faster. Don't ask me why. But it helps! And then a timer added to it too?? Phew good thing it's only a 15 min clean up 😜

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  16. That's a good one that I should do more often! Thanks!

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  17. Kristy BoxbergerSat Feb 21, 11:18:00 PM

    Excellent tips. I already do all of these, but as my kids get older and learn to do these things, too, life is much cleaner!

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  18. Okay i have a problem. I try as hard as i can to keep my house clean, not spotlessly perfect but well clean. However i work third shift 11p.m. to 7 a.m. i also have a 1 year old. So my days are spent sleeping when i do wake up in the afternoon i spend it spending time with my daughter feeding her giving her a bath playing and then putting her to bed. then it is time for me to get my shower and get ready for work.And my days off i still try to keep my sleep schedule because switching it like that really messed me up there for a while. So what are some tips on getting more cleaning time in?

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