Sunday, September 25, 2016


Saturday marked the beginning of our holiday celebrations!  We celebrate for 3 1/2 months!  Amy described the holiday celebrations best this way:
Soooo... General Conference, Halloween, NaNoWriMo,
Thanksgiving, Winter, Christmas, and New Year's Eve!
Kotten Kandy, Fig Newton, Me, Amy
Marmalade and Raisin
General Conference is the first holiday that we get excited about at our house!  And last night was the Women's session for the event.  For the past 3 years, we have celebrated the broadcast by all the DeGooyer and Bettenhausen women go out to eat for oriental food.  Then we go to the broadcast together and watch, while taking notes.  We love sharing our favorite talks with each other. 
Last night we ate Thai food with the gang....  (We really missed Key Lime Pie, but we knew she was celebrating the Colorado way with her cousins.  Thank you Shortbread, Shaved Ice and Mariah for taking care of our almost 18 year old daughter!)  After dinner, we congregated with other women in our ward.  We have a great ward with great sisters in the gospel!  We  LOVED the broadcast!  It was was AMAZING!  Every single talk was gold!  Amy and I decided that this was the best women's broadcast ever!  (Of course, we probably say that every session!)  I loved learning about charity, doctrine and faith!  Key Lime Pie's favorite talk was President Uchtdorf's.  He talked about faith - and Kotten Kandy turned to me and said, "that's my sister's favorite talk!"  Kotten Kandy also said it would be "cliche to say Uchtdorf was her favorite talk last night...."  She loved them all.  Fig Newton said she loved the choir!  She thought they sounded beautiful!  I also didn't have a favorite talk, but I realized that I need to think of strengthening my faith and my charitable feelings more like a quest.  I can change for the better!  I love growing and learning and becoming more of what my Heavenly Father wants me to be!
Excited to watch our leaders and prophets!
Key Lime Pie and Shortbread also enjoyed General Conference!
They had a dinner before the session with their stake...
It's hard to believe that those two absolutely gorgeous girls looked
like this only a few hours before as they worked HARD!!!!!


  1. Hard workers and beautiful inside and out. LOVE them ALL!!!!

  2. Your crew is here, there, and yon - but all in the right places at the right times! Conference was good! Mom/Mil