Youth Conference 2012

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I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally get around to posting about youth conference, which was almost two weeks ago. I’m telling you, this new teaching job is kicking my trash . . . or at least stealing any semblance I had of free time.

Since Matt and I are both involved in the leadership of the youth, we both got to go on this little trip together, which was wonderful. Even though our youth conference was short (only about 24 hours total, really), it was an awesome trip.

We spent Friday night up at a neighbor’s family’s ranch property, where we staked our tents, ate Polish sausages, and cooked s’mores over the largest fire pit I’ve ever seen in my life.

Later in the evening, we played Beanboozled, this absolutely hilarious group party game that involves Jelly Belly’s Beanboozled beans and a deck of cards. In case you’re not familiar with this particular line of jelly beans, there are two flavors of jelly bean for every single color of bean in the box. The catch? One flavor is good, the other is truly nauseating (think Black Licorice or Skunk Spray, Juicy Pear or Booger, Chocolate Pudding or Dog Food). The goal of the game is to not have to eat a bean, which is determined by the cards.

Pretty much I haven’t laughed that hard in a very long time (and I laugh on a regular basis).

The awesomest part?

I never had to eat a bean.

Ha ha.

I wish I could have gotten a video of the game, but my camera’s batteries were almost out, so it was a no go. However, I do think that the above pictures capture the spirit of the game rather nicely 🙂

Early the next morning, we all woke up at 5:20 or so (ugh) to go on a hike up to the source of a local spring. We timed it so that we’d hit the sunrise, and the hike did not disappoint.

However, at this point my camera ran out of batteries, so I only got this single picture of a little nap that one of our young men decided to take on the trail:

Saturday afternoon we all drove home to freshen up and then drive over to Brigham City to check out the temple open house. As usual, the exquisite beauty of yet another LDS temple was just breathtaking, and the absolute attention to detail throughout the whole structure was truly awe-inspiring.

If you’re ever driving through Brigham City, you should definitely give it a little peek–you won’t be sorry.

And thus wraps up our little youth conference adventure for this year.

Until next summer!

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