Monday, July 29, 2013

Welcome baby Fredrick to the Hansen Family!!

Congratulations to the Hansen family on the birth of their 9.15 lb baby boy today! 

We are so happy for Jarom, Kristen, Jerry & Ruby...what fun.

Welcome baby Fredrick!! 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Keeping it Simple, RS Thank You Brunch!

A SIMPLY mint Altoid SMALLS for each of our lovely sisters.

Gretchen went around and said wonderful things about each individual sister there.

We ate muffins and kiesh that were delish! 

Sister Franks and her daughter, Courtney.

Sister Gillespie and Sister Butler.

Sister Bullat and Sister Cope.

Sister Widmann and Sister Vann.

Sister McAllister and Sister Toller. 

Sister Ebert and Sister Gibson.

Sister Foster and Sister McKinley.

Little Lucy joined the fun.

A nice chance to visit.

Lucy even posed! 

Beautiful carnations

And juice, and fun! 

For those who enjoyed Jody's muffins as much as I did, here's her recipe! 

Thanks for coming sisters! 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

In Loving Memory of Elizabeth Stepp

Sister Elizabeth Stepp, mother of Dawnella Carter, passed away the night of June 23. Her family loved her and though they will miss her, they are happy that she has been released from the bonds of this life and the illness she suffered with.

There will be a memorial service held for Elizabeth on Saturday, July 13th, time to follow. Whether or not you knew sweet Elizabeth, please join us and wish her well and support the Carter family. It will mean a lot to them to have their ward family with them at this difficult time.

Please remember them in your prayers.

The memorial service for Elizabeth Stepp is Saturday, July 13  at 2:00. This service will be "kid friendly". Elizabeth's body will not be at the service. There will be a short memorial service in the chapel followed by cupcakes and ice cream and a video in the cultural hall.

Even if you didn't know Elizabeth, please consider coming anyway. This service is important to the Carter's and they could really use the ward family support.

Please enjoy this memorial video created to honor Elizabeth, or to those who knew her best, "Teddy."

And this video from her memorial service

Friday, July 12, 2013

Provident Living --- Piggy Style!

Special thanks to all the sisters who attended our activity last night! 

We had a blast learning some practical tips...

 We heard from experts on all of the little piggies...

The piggy that went to the market, and the one that stayed home.

The one that had roast beef, and the one that had none.

And a special surprise for the piggy that went "we, we, we" all the way home!

Andrea  talked about smart shopping and "knowing yourself" while Melissa shared some fun no-cost family and dating activities. 

We had some new sisters come! 

And a lovely French dessert

Cream puffs which tempted those who went to the diet and fitness class by Amanda Price! 

Lots of fun.

And smiles

And visiting!

And pretty things from the home decor class taught by Leah and Juli. 

Thanks for a great night, sisters! 

Theme of Activity: 5 Little Piggies

Purpose of Activity: Practical suggestions in 4 areas of provident living

Different Piggies:
Went to the Market--discussion about smart ways to shop or spend money
Stayed Home--home decor on a budget, joy in motherhood
Had Roast beef--how to stay fit, eat healthy, and exercise beefy muscles!
Had None--no cost dating and family activity ideas
(We, we, we-- French dessert)
Outline of Activity:
7:05 welcome sisters
7:10 opening exercises 
7:15 dismiss for classes (sisters can choose 2 classes to attend)
7:15-7:40 class one (25 mins)
7:40-7:45 transition 
7:45-8:10 class two (25mins)
8:15 dismiss sisters for dessert 
8:15-8:30 visiting 
8:30 closing prayer all together

Where will I be presenting?
You will probably have a group of about 10 sisters and we are having you talk to the sisters in the primary classrooms towards the end of the hall by the RS room. You will have chairs set up and a table where you can set up a display if you'd like. There is a chalkboard as well.

What we'd like you to Prepare:
We'd love for you prepare thoughts about smart shopping. This can include budgeting your expenses, how to find deals at the grocery store, where to find coupons, how to organize your shopping to be most effective, places to find good deals around town, etc. Anything that deals with money, the market, or shopping in general would fit into this topic. We'd like practical suggestions. Whatever you enjoy talking about most, go with that.
Please stick to the time frame!! You will get to teach your class twice, to two different groups. 25 minutes each time. Sisters will get to choose which class they'd like to attend.

We'd like to have a handout for every sister. I will send you a word document that has a PIGGY-themed header. You can type on this paper and add any info you want them to walk away with. Sisters who didn't attend your class can also have this as a reference sheet so they don't feel like they totally missed out. I'll send you this template asap, and then you can print out ONE and I can make the copies (60 copies BW) or you can do them on your own if you're working last minute. Sometimes the library is not too reliable, paper, ink, etc, so keep that in mind.