Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Conference Weekend

A few weeks ago Travis had his friend Don come and stay with us for a few days.  He is from the Philippines but has lived in the states for about 3 years now but he hadn't ever been to Utah and always wanted to visit.  Don came over General Conference weekend.  Travis and Don meet in the mission field and because Travis knew Don was going to be here Travis set up a mission reunion that turned out great. We had another friend that was so kind and willing to make a lot of Filipino food for us.   She is an amazing cook and everyone enjoyed the food. The next day on Saturday Travis took Don to some of the temples around where we live.  There are 3 temples that are all very close and Don couldn't believe how close they were and how many churches they passed.
Draper Temple
  Church right across the street from the Draper Temple
 Oquirrh Mountain Temple
 Jordan River Temple
We really are blessed were we live to have so many temples and churches this close to us.  When they got home we all went to down town Salt Lake and we walked around the new mall City Creek and then walked around Temple Square.  We were able to go into a few of the church museums and walk around the Salt Lake Temple grounds.  While we were there we meet another couple that were from California and they were also from the Philippines. Travis had gotten 5 tickets for the Sunday morning session of conference but we only needed 4.  So I gave up my ticket so we would have two extra and we gave them to this other couple that we meet. They were so excited to be able to go. We also ran into two sister missionaries.One was from the Philippines and the other was from Canada.  After talking with them for a few minutes we found out that the sister from Canada had a brother that Travis served with in the Philippines.  Small world.  It was such a fun weekend and I was reminded of all the blessings that I take for granted each day.
Cute little Vincent had kind of a hard day.  It was pretty windy and I think the wind and the heat didn't mix well.  He threw up once on the temple grounds and then another time all over me in one of the museums.  But even with all the throw up it was still a pretty nice day.
Here is a link to all of the talks that were given during conference.  http://www.lds.org/general-conference/sessions/2012/04?lang=eng

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