Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Join us for Stake Temple Day

Mark your calendar and join us for Stake Temple Day on Tuesday, October 11th.

September Service Auction!

We are going to have such a good time at our September RS Weekday Meeting! How about a Sister Service Auction--how awesome is that! We had a little bit of a rough time getting it on the calendar. Our usual date conflicted with with one of our assignments at the Bishop's Storehouse. Nevertheless, we have a date! Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00. We will meet in the Primary Room.

Here's the scoop: decide on a service that you can offer--almost anything is welcome. Baked goods, babysitting, photo session, makeover, teaching a skill, making a dinner for someone, being a walking or exercise buddy, tutoring something, really anything that will make someone else's life happy and help you and she to get to know each other better. Feel free to think outside the box! Feel free to auction a service even if you can't attend that evening. It really will be a nice way to connect with another sister in the ward. When you come on the 22nd, you will fill out a questionnaire that will give you a point total. Those points are the "currency" you will use to bid with. We will, of course, have yummy snacks and plenty of time to visit. Come and have a great time with us on September 22nd!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Relief Society Spotlight: Jen Kitterman

Originally from Utah where Ryan's uncle (also Jen's home ward Bishop) set the two of them up, Ryan, Jen and Lily Kitterman came to us here in Temple from Northern California. Two of their greatest accomplishments happened in California: Ryan completing medical school and Jen giving birth to their daughter Lily, who is now 2. Jen mentions on a side note that... well, at least it's one of her most painful accomplishments! Ryan is currently working at Scott & White as a Podiatry resident.

Since Jen would love to retire to someplace warm with a swimming pool, they've most likely come to the right place! When asked what was most memorable about her high school years, she said playing sports (softball, swimming and track) and meeting new friends.

When it comes to food, Jen loves just about anything she can get in her mouth, one of her favorites being Thai. That will come in handy when we bring them meals after the birth of their second baby in October. This time, they await a precious little boy.

When asked who she admires, she responded with, "There are too many people to mention, but we've been reading in Alma about Captain Moroni. I'm always amazed at his conviction and ability to choose the right in any situation."

If Jen was given a million dollars she would pay off student loans, save for retirement and buy a boat... not necessarily in that order.

Maybe someday we will all get to hear the 10 minute speech of her choice:

But, until then, please help us in welcoming Jen and the rest of the Kitterman family to our ward! It's great to have them!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Welcome Kashlynn!

Kashlynn Raelee Sorenson (granddaughter of Jenny Anderson, great granddaughter of Launa Larson) was born on July 12th. She weighed in at 7.3 and was 18 1/2 inches long. Mother Kristi and daughter are doing well. Congratulations, Kristi and welcome to the world, Kashlynn!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August RS Activity

Hi Sisters, we have a fun activity coming up. We are focusing on healthy choices and it should be a lot of fun.

Mark your calendar and can't wait to see you there!

We'll have topics like
  • Meal Planning/Grocery Shopping Strategies/Healthy snacks
  • Family Activities to stay active
  • Exercise
  • Couponing and finding healthy options on a budget
  • Gardening in Texas
and more! Come check it out and get to know the sisters in the ward!