Friday, September 29, 2017

Different isn't bad

I am in Utah today!
Seeing the familiar mountains and feeling fall in the air is so nice.
This is a quick trip for Christian and me, and we fly back to the Q this evening.
We've got to be back in time for the much-anticipated 
 session of General Conference on Saturday/Sunday.
This is, hands-down, one of our favorite weekends of the year!
We are prepared and ready to hear from the Church leaders.
Before I left the ranch, I went shopping so I would be prepared with 
 all the ingredients for our traditional conference breakfasts;
I'm all set. Also, Jane wants to make pumpkin donuts and cider
for the girls to enjoy while the boys go to the Priesthood session.
(scenes from last year)
After our plane lands and before we head back to the ranch, 
we are going to zoom to Costco to finally pick up a TV!  
We've been without one since we moved to the ranch.

The Little Nies are thrilled about this new purchase.
I don't care, except I am excited to watch Halloween movies
 with my kids at night. It gets so dark here on the ranch,
and gathering around the TV together at night sounds really fun (and spooky).
(Also, my girls are dying to watch The Lord of The Rings for the 10000th time).

(scenes from last year)
On Monday, we are going to be 
We eat dinner/donuts on the floor-picnic style,
and watch The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
The Little Nies are a little down about it because we aren't in
our own home and surrounded by familiar things. 
I keep telling them that just because we aren't home 
doesn't mean we can't still enjoy our same traditions.
It will be different, but different is sometimes good.
I look at these photos and feel a little ache in my chest.
But I also feel peaceful, and I know that that feeling is God letting me know
that we made the right choice in moving.
And it's OK to be sad, and it's OK to cry a little, but
I am certain He has a plan for us, which will someday
knock our socks off!

Happy Weekend to YOU!
Spiritual Enlightenment: Watch General Conference HERE

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