Monday, November 2, 2015

Nov. 2 Dia de los Muertos

This week was pretty normal, all the kids went trick or treating here too on 31st but here it's more focused on Dia de los Muertos(day of the dead).  Everyone puts an ofrenda altar up in their house, a table with lots of food, flowers and things that their dead relatives liked when they were alive because the believe that on these days all the spirits come out and visit.  So its kinda a waste of money, all that food that no one is going to eat, but that's the tradition. 
And then if you had a relative pass away in the last year, you put up a HUGE altar and have to make a TON of food, because anyone who comes by your house and leaves a candle you have to feed them.  So that was kinda interesting.
ofrendas, not the coolest ones but you get the idea

But it was fun, sunday night we did a little noche de hogar with one of my favorite families and some people from the ward, and drank mexican hot chocolate and ate pan de muertos. It's super tasty, has an orange flavor with cinnamon. yummmm :)

We had a really good Sunday, lots of people went to church, and the rama felt full. The best feeling when you go visiting a bunch of menos activos and they all come back, and we brought a cool family for the first time all together. 
Plus my favorite part of the week is taking the sacrament. When you really take time during the sacrament to think about the sacrifice that Christ made for us, and repent of the little things that you can change, you feel the spirit in a totally different way.
So sunday was probably the best part of the week :)
I love you lots!
Mormon adventure boot 3rd edition..
great for ward campouts and all mission activity, 
durable and water resistant ;)

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