We’ve recently discovered the archives on the BYU Speeches website and have loved letting speeches play while we make dinner (Elder Holland’s speeches–when he was President Holland–are my favorite). On Sunday we were spoiled to have Elder Antony Perkins and Elder Russell M. Nelson over to our very own Honolulu Tabernacle for a temple-workers fireside. And today at work Kareena and I were sharing favorite Conference weekend traditions. Her family has cornbread that comes out of the oven at 10:00 Saturday morning, which they eat while they watch the first session. It’s a little different out here since we have to get up before 6:00am to watch it live, but we try to find ways to make it exciting. Last October we had Chad, Melissa, Steve, and Carrie over for a delicious breakfast of French toast, Eggo waffles, and buttermilk syrup. I don’t know if we’ll have guests over this time, but we do know we are going to take a leaf out of Lizzie and Alan’s book and look to Williams-Sonoma for our next stab at a Conference morning excitement (and the accompanying sugar high that will keep us up for two hours). They make a Williams-Sonoma recipe breakfast cake (a different kind for April or October), but we are looking at the cinnamon rolls Lizzie made for us while we were in Alaska. Micah is a sucker for a good orange roll (make that any orange roll), so we may have to do some alterations.
How about all y’all? Do you have favorite Conference traditions? They don’t have to be food related, of course. I just want to know how you make Conference weekend special. We’re always on the lookout for tradition ideas to test out.