Our family loves General Conference! The other day my daughter said, "General Conference is almost my favorite day of the year-- even more than Easter when we get all that candy!" We keep things really simple, but it's nice.
We usually wake up sort of late on Saturday morning. Somewhere along the way the kids decided that it's a tradition to have pancakes that morning, so they usually talk me into making some. I love pancakes, too, so it works out well.
I make little books for the kids to take their notes and draw their pictures in. I just cut a few papers in half, fold all the halves together and staple the side. The kids label or decorate the front with pen, pencil, or crayon if they want.
We all sit down together in the family room. I try to wear a dress and have a notebook and pen for myself. We all watch and take notes and draw pictures. There have been times when Daddy brings out some cold cereal to eat dry, or something like that. It's so nice to just sit and relax together and listen to the words of the prophets.
One of our favorite traditions is having people over for Saturday evening. The men go to the Priesthood session and the women stay here and make donuts, or pretzels, or cookies, etc. Then when the guys get home we all sit around the table and eat while they tell us girls about the Priesthood talks.
We usually have Uncles or Aunts come join us for one or more session during the weekend and that makes things extra special for all of us. All in all it's a really pleasant time.
Posted by Elizabeth Jr. :)