Friday, April 10, 2009


Georgia is different from other states I've lived in. Bugs, weather, religious openness. But ever since I was a kid, I assumed that if you had cable tv you could watch Conference on conference weekend. Conference is the bi-annual broadcast from the leaders of our church- which is usually broadcast on normal cable. Georgia however, despite the fact that schools aren't allowed to hold wednesday after school activities because it would interfere with youth church activities, does not offer a channel that is willing to broadcast conference for us. If you want to watch it on tv, then you can order BYU tv via satellite. Not an option for our tree covered house.

So last fall, after flipping around the channels for a half an hour, Brian and I resigned to watching conference on the computer. Luckily for the rest of the non satellite world, the church has a live video stream, which isn't that bad if you don't go full screen. But crowding around a little laptop for two three hour blocks on saturday and sunday seemed tiresome. So we got a puzzle and listened, and watched at a distance. This worked out pretty well.

So when conference came around again in the spring, we were prepared. Brian hooked up his laptop to the big tv and speakers, and we broke out one of our 3-D puzzles. Pictures follow.

While Portland found it annoying that she couldn't run through the center of the room at will, she did not interfere much. Unfortunately after each house was put together they were put in her herding path. As we had deprived her for the two previous days from herding the couch/front stairs/dinning room path, she was rather excited when Brian started chasing her. Just as I was photographing our success, she ran through the house I put together. Brian told her she did a good job and continued the chase while I cleaned up.

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Annie Laurie said...

Matt and I got a kick out of Brian's response.

Heidi and Deric Ence said...

Ha ha. I love your guys little family. haha.