hello! hope you had a great weekend! we got to spend the week with nana and granddad (josh’s parents) who came to visit us in the city. it was so nice to have family here for a few days. eleanor and samson sure love their grandparents which was evident all week as they preferred their laps for sitting and hands for holding over ours. we skyped with both of our families last night and eleanor didn’t want to say goodbye at the end of the call… she got so sad that she hid her head in josh’s chest and her bottom lip quivered something awful. it broke my heart. sometimes living far away from family is the worst. looking forward to seeing them all this summer!
the grandparents left town friday afternoon and we decided to kick off our church’s general conference weekend with a little crêpe party with a few friends on saturday morning. i love any excuse to bring my good friend nutella out of the cupboard. ;)
we streamed general conference online on our computer and watched each session as a family in our home. while that would come out to 8 hours of conference watching in total, in all honesty i feel like i only caught 20 or 30 minutes between these two kids of ours that really kept us on our toes during each session. we look forward to reading the talks later in the month once they come out in print because most of conference from the weekend is lost on me. (anyone out there with kids around our kids ages, please tell me how you do conference successfully!)
in between conference sessions on saturday and sunday we found ourselves outside at the playground where we ran into friends, or at the park where we met up with a few and picnic’d in the chilly wind. (because sometimes you just gotta pretend spring is here even if the wind did just knock your baby flat over!)
on saturday evening the littles and i got together with some friends over at a girlfriend’s house while all the boys went to priesthood session. we ate domino’s pizza (sometimes it just hits the spot the way other pizza cannot) and enjoyed great conversation. i am so grateful for the good friends i am making here in the city on round II. and for the old friends that are still such good friends.
it’s supposed to be over 70 degrees here most of the week. so i’m signing off to go get dressed. once samson wakes from his morning nap, we are off to go live outside in the sunshine for the next 5 days straight. have a great monday!
ps. we use this crepe recipe (thank you nyborgs) if you’re in the market for a good one:
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
¼ cup sugar
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons oil
½ teaspoon vanilla
combine dry ingredients and add milk slowly while stirring to avoid lumps. add egg, oil, and vanilla. (or put all ingredients in blender and blend.) cook about 1 minute each side in hot crepe pan or skillet. use Pam or other food release spray often. enjoy!