Saturday, October 12, 2013

General Conference Weekend

Twice a year, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (a.k.a Mormons) get to listen to inspired messages from Church leaders. It's conference time, and it is a blessed time. Listening to Church leaders, especially those who form the presiding council, is very much like listening to the voice and will of God himself, for we believe that they speak through divine inspiration. Their messages are inspiring, ennobling and enlightening. I always feel renewed and have a more solid resolution to be a better person after conference. I want to be a better wife. A better mother to my little ones. A better neighbour and citizen. A better me. I love conference time!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Family camping trip

Life has been great as of late. We enjoyed a wonderful and inspiring church service this morning and spent time with the grandparents this afternoon. Nonna cooked an amazing dinner, as usual. She is such a good cook!
We recently returned from a short camping trip in Daylesford Victoria. We took our old caravan out again. The kids love our old beat up van. I'm happy with what we have done to it to make it more pleasing to the eye, but we still need to make more repairs. Minor repairs, but repairs nonetheless. 
This weekend we created some precious memories as a family. The kids bonded with our next door camper, an older man with a kind heart and and a cute little doggie. Nonno and Nonna, as well as Los Abuelos joined us on day two. It was so fun to have them join us. We love them and cherish them. We had a fishing adventure, warmed up in front of a campfire, climbed a tower, ate icecream, bought souvenirs and ate lots of sausages and steak. Perhaps too much. We had a picnic and even played a game of cricket. It was great.
Now as the beginning of another school term approaches I am reminded that the kids are growing fast. Sienna turned nine recently and Michael can't wait to turn seven in a month or so. 
Life is racing fast. Better keep on recording more happy moments as we go along this interesting journey we call life.