because some stories really matter

Sweet breads, kale and sweet potato soup,  and chourico.  These are the things I could expect when my family and I would drive from Virginia to Massachusetts to see all of my grandparents.  My grandmothers would speak Portuguese to each other as we all sat together in one of their living rooms eating and visiting.  I can smell the food and hear the language when I close my eyes and remember those days.

When your parents are the first generation in your family born in this country, you have stories to hear.  You have stories to TELL.  I want to tell my story.  And this is why I am excited about the Story @ Home Conference that will be held March 9-10, 2012 at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

The event will be sponsored by Family Search and Cherish Bound and will be all about getting your story told.  No, it is not an event solely for LDS people.  There are already people from all over that are buying tickets and planning to come.  It is going to be so worth your time.  Look, I am a very busy person (like many of you), but when something just feels right when you hear about it, don't you want to be a part of it?  Getting those stories told about your family is like figuring out who you are.  It is meaningful stuff, and I am excited about attending.  If you are a family historian, a genealogist, a blogger, or simply someone who wants to become one of these, please mark your calendar now.

For more buzz about this wonderful event click here to visit the facebook page for the conference.


Unknown | October 16, 2011 at 11:25 PM

I had no idea about that Portuguese connection, Kaz. Were your grandmothers from Portugal, or Brazil?

And like you, I feel that this conference is important. Not just fun, but significant. Thank you for sharing this information with your readers. I can't wait to see everyone there.

Connie | October 17, 2011 at 8:00 AM

I've never heard of chourico. But I have heard of this conference. Sounds like a good place to be in March.

Momza | October 17, 2011 at 8:12 AM

I am really hoping to attend the conference. I love a good storyteller!

Ann Marie | October 17, 2011 at 8:19 AM

Sounds like a fabulous idea! I have never heard of this.
Thanks for sharing!

Unknown | October 17, 2011 at 9:32 AM

I'm going to try to go to this as well. Cross my fingers I can do something with the monkeys :)

CB | October 17, 2011 at 3:57 PM

I am excited to go!

Joanie | October 17, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Sounds like a great idea. You will be great and telling some family stories.

wendy | October 17, 2011 at 7:53 PM

I'd LOVE to hear your story.
there are so many fun events going on ....and I wish I could be a part of All of them

it sounds like you come from a very colorful history of people

Welcome to the Garden of Egan | October 19, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Pretty excited to see you there!

gigi | October 19, 2011 at 6:36 PM

I do hope I get there and I do hope we will finally meet! Got my ticket to the conference but now have to find the money for a plane ticket! I'm doing my best to get there :)

Grumpy Grateful Mom | October 20, 2011 at 12:28 PM

What an amazing background. I'd love to hear more. And the conference sounds like a wonderful event. I hadn't heard about it before.

Heidi | October 21, 2011 at 12:21 PM

It seems like every time I come to your blog, it just gets better and better in every way. Hugs!

Rachel Cotterill | October 21, 2011 at 12:56 PM

It sounds like you have some great memories - I hope you'll share more of the stories on your blog :)

Honey I'm Home Blog | October 23, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Oh my goodness . . . it's love at first sight! How adorable! I see it runs in the family.

Warmly, Michelle