Sunday, August 21, 2011

Creating a Successful FHE!

Thanks so much to Lori and Jamie for such amazing ideas for FHE.  The spirit was there testifying how important it is to have FHE with our families!  It is hard to sum up all the great things that were said but here are just a few notes from the meeting that we all can ponder.

~CONSISTENCY!!!  Even when it is hard to settle wiggly toddlers or motivate teenagers with attitudes, it is WORTH IT in the end to have consistency!  They may not remember all the lessons but they will remember that FHE was important enough to have every week.

~PRAYER!!! When our children are young we know everything that they see and hear and struggle with because we are with them all day long.  As they grow older and are out of the house for a majority of the day with school and sports and other activities we no longer know the things they hear or see or the temptations or problems that they struggle with.  The only person who knows our children completely and wholly is our Heavenly Father.  We need to pray for His guidance to know what we need to teach our children that will help them through their struggles.  We might not know why we need to teach a lesson on pornography, or the Word of Wisdom, or the law of chastity,  but Heavenly Father does.  PRAY for His guidance!

~"Be believing.  Keep loving.  Keep testifying.  Keep praying.  Those prayers will be heard and answered in the most unexpected hour.  God will send aid to no one more readily then He will send it to a child-and to a parent of a child." Jeffery R Holland

~Apply lessons to your children's interests.  Jamie applied a lesson to their favorite football team BYU and how Hall had to depend on his teammate Pita in the game.  She then related it to Heavenly Father and if He can trust and depend on us in the game of life. Can He trust us to be their for Him?  What happens when we are not and let Him and our team down?   Lisa related how they took the kids rock climbing and then talked about how it could be applied spiritually in their lives.  The climb is hard and strenuous, what does the rope represent?  How do you feel when you reach your goal even when it was hard to get there?  These are fun easy FHE's but their kids REMEMBERED the messages because they catered to their interests.

~Purchase the WHY and HOW books.  The WHY answers question for children and teens on WHY we should follow the commandments, WHY we should keep the Word of Wisdom, WHY we don't date till we are sixteen.  The HOW books explain how do you repent after you've done something wrong, HOW do you prepare for a mission, etc.  They relate great to preteens and teens and they love flipping through them!

~Go outside for FHE.  You don't have to stay inside for your lesson when the weather is great!

~Take a Monday out of each month to learn about a different apostle or prophet.  Then quiz the kids on them and reward them with candy!  You can put up a photo of each apostle you learn about till you have them all up.

~Work in the yard together

~TESTIFY.  Always testify and share your testimony with your children!         

Mormon Messages

Here are a couple mormon messgaes that Lori and Jamie shared with us.  There are so many Mormon Messages on You Tube that can be great FHE lessons!  Just go to You Tube and type in Mormon Messages for a list of all of them!

FHE for Empty Nesters!

You can do anything!  All the things you wanted to do "without the kids" can now be done.  It's probably a good idea to plan out things you want to do.  Make a schedule if necessary.  Here are just a few ideas:


~Have FHE with your extended family.  Make sure they hear your testimony on a regular basis.
~Study Sunday School, Priesthood and Relief Society lessons in depth.
~Pick a hymn out of the hymnbook that you do not know.  Study the words, listen to it online(, and read the scripturesthat go with it.
~Write testimonies in Book of Mormon for missionaries to distribute.
~Work on geneology and family history.  Your own personal history to pass along to your children or grandchildren so they can know personal stories of you, your parents and grandparents.

Have Fun!

Go for a walk.  Go to the movies. Go on a picnic.  Play a game.  Do an exercise video. Go to the BYU museum or Temple Square.


~Invite another family in the neighborhood to join you for dinner and FHE.
~Make cookies and deliver them as "The FHE Phantom".
~Take a dance class.


~Weed the yard/garden for someone who is out of town.
~Do indexing or any other family history work.

You could set up a schedule
1st Monday=Spiritual
2nd Monday=Social
3rd Monday=Service
4th Monday=Fun
5th Sunday=Choose your favorite activity

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Super Saturday is sure to be SUPER fun!!!

Get ready for Super Saturday!!!

The Relief Society Commitee has been working on some super cute projects to offer us for this years Super Saturday, coming up September 10th from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Sign-up sheets with costs are now available on display.  Projects will be displayed during our regular meeting hours from July 17th-Aug 14th.

The due date to sign up for the projects is August 14th.  You can get your cash or check to LaRie Nelson by that date as well.  If we do not receive your money by the 14th your order will not be placed.

The Young Women, family members and friends are welcome to join us as well!  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact LaRie Nelson or Cassie Rykert.  Can't wait to see you there!!!

12x12 Scrap Holiday Board

Skill Level:  Easy
Completion Time:  45 min
Class Cost:  Free for first two, $.50 for each additional

Kit will include:
12x12 board

Provided to share at Super Saturday:
Mod Podge
Paint brushes
Variety of paper
Paper cutters

Other information:
First two boards can be done at no cost.  Additional boards will be $.50 each.  If you have scrapbook paper you would like to use(or share)please bring it.

Bottle Cap Necklaces

Skill Level:  Easy
Completion Time: 15 min
Class Cost: $1.00

Kit will include:
Bottle cap
Ball chain
Epoxy sticker

Provided to share at Super Saturday:
Image sheets
Glue gun
1" circle punch

Other information:
There will be a variety of images provided to use for your necklaces, you can also bring your own image/scrapbook paper to use.

Glass tile Neckless

Skill Level:  Easy
Completion Time: 30 min
Class Cost:  $2.00

Kit will include:
Glass tile
Metal bracket
Ball chain

Provided to share at Super Saturday:
Diamond glaze
Scrapbook paper

Other information:
You can also bring any scrapbook paper that you want to use, a picture to use or any other embellishments.

Monogram Board 6"x6"

Skill Level:  Easy
Completion Time:  30min
Class Cost:  $2.50

Kit will include:

Provided to share at Super Saturday:
Black paint
Paint brushes

Other information:
Please fill out the additional form on the sign-up table with the names you would like on the board.

Halloween Blocks

Skill Level:  Easy
Completion Time: 30 min
Class Cost:  $5.00

Kit will include:
Digital images  BOO or EEK

Provided to share at Super Saturday:
Black paint
Paint brushes
Mod Podge

Other information:
If you would like a paint color other then black, please bring it with you.  Please indicate if you would like a BOO or EEK image

Balloon Ball

Skill Level:  Easy- Medium Completion time: 1 hr
Class Cost:  $5.00

Kit will include:
Cut fabric pieces

Provided to share at Super Saturday:
Sewing machines

Other information:
Fabric may vary from samples shown, although there will still be a girl pattern and boy pattern.

Framed Quote

Skill Level:  Easy
Completion Time: 1 hr
Class Cost:  $8.00

Kit will include:

Provided to share at Super Saturday:
Mod Podge
Paint brushes

Other information:
Project is available in brown or black.  Please indicate on sign-up the color you wold like.  Paper may be a little different then the samples, but we will do our best to get the same.

Happy Birthday Banner

Skill Level:  Medium
Completion Time: 2 hrs
Class Cost:  $17.50

Kit will include:
Happy birthday letters
Heat & bond
Ric Rac

Provided to share at Super Saturday:
Sewing machines

Other information:  Fabric will be very similar, but may not be exactly the same as the sample, depending on availability of fabric in stock when the order is placed.

"The Last Straw" Manger

Skill Level: Easy-Medium
Completion Time: 1 1/2 hrs
Class Cost:  $23.00

Kit will include:
Wood for manger
Wooden star
Wooden dowel
Vinyl lettering

Provided to share at Super Saturday:
Brown wood stain
Yellow paint
Paint brushes
Wood glue

Memories Board

Skill Level:  Easy
Completion Time: 30min-1 hr
Class Cost:  $35(unpainted)  $40(painted)

Kit will include:
Assembled board
Sand paper
Viny lettering

Provided to share at Super Saturday:
Black paint

Temple Portrait

Skill Level:  Easy-Medium
Completion Time:  3 hours
Class Cost:  $53.00      add $6.50(vinyl)   add $2(personalization)

Kit will include: 
Everything you need will be provided, including the help of a teacher.  Please plan on being on time and present for the entire class in order to finish during the class time.  The class will be from 9:30-12:30.  You can go to to see the pictures of the available temples and for further information.  Even beginners will take home a beautiful project to be proud of!

Friday, March 4, 2011

These are a few great dinner ideas that we have created ourselves or have found in cookbooks,online or from friends. We hope that dinnertime is a little more easier with all these great ideas you've shared!!!

Cresent Rolls~Noel Hunt

2 pkg yeast
1/3 C warm water
9 C flour
2 C warm milk
4 Tbs melted butter
1 C crisco
1 C sugar
6 eggs
2 tsp salt

Dissolve yeast into warm water.  Add a pinch of sugar.  Mix in 4 C flour and then the milk,shortening,sugar,eggs and salt.  Beat 2 minutes until smooth.  Add remaining 5 C flour slowly until it blends and does not stick to the sides of the bowl.  Let rise till double in the bowl.  Punch down the dough and divide into 4 equal parts.  Roll each portion out into circles.  Brush with the melted butter.  Cut into pie shape wedges(about 16 wedges).  Roll into cresent shapes starting at the big end. 

Enjoy now:
Let rise for a second time until they are doubled in size.  Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Enjoy Later:
After you roll them into cresent shapes immediately place into the freezer to freez on a cookie sheet.  Let freeze for about 10 minutes and then take out and throw them into a ziploc bag to keep frozen.  Take out the desired amount about 3-4 hrs before you want to bake them.  Let them rise on a greased cookie sheet until the are thawed and doubled in size.  Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

LASAGN_IOLI~ Cheryl Stayner

1 lb lean meat*(see suggestion below)
Garlic, salt & pepper to taste
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes(2 cups)
1 can/bottle 26oz spaghetti sauce
1 pkg 25ox frozen or refridgerated cheese ravioli
1 1/2 C shredded mozzarella or italian cheese blend

If using raw beef, brownmeat in a large skillet over medium heat until cooked through.  Drain excess fat.  Season meat to taste with garlic and salt and pepper.  Gently stir pasta sauce into the meat.  Arrange 1/2 the frozen or refrigerated ravioli on bottom of two 8x8 pans(or one 9x13).  Coverwith 1/2 meat sauce, repeat with remaining ravioil and meat sauce.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Cover with foil and follow one of the cookinf instruction below.
To Savor Now:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Bake Lasagn-ioli for 15-20 minutes.  remove foil and continue to bake for another 15-20 minutes until bubbly throughout.
To Enjoy Later:  Place foil over top of Lasagn-ioli pans and seal edges.  Place pans in gallon size ziploc plactic bags and seal and date bag.  List number of servings on bag.  Include cooking instructions, bake at 400 degrees for approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours until cooked throughout.


1 cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 packet of dry italian dressing seasoning
chicken cooked and cubed(or you can use canned chicken)

Heat on stove until mixed together.  Add milk to desired consistency.  Serve over rice.


3 eggs
1 1/2 C sugar
2/3 C oil or 1/3 C oil & 1/3 C applesauce
2 tsp vanilla
2 C oats
2 C Flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
3 C shredded zucchini

1/2 C brown sugar
1 C Chocolate chips
1/2 C chopped nuts

Mix eggs,sugar,oil,and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients and blend thoroughly.  Fold in zucchini.  Pour into greased and floured 9x13 pan.  Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of cake batter.  Bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Fudge Cake With Strawberries~ Clarissa Franc

1 devils food cake mix
1 small box chocolate instant pudding
4 eggs
1 C Sour Cream
1/2 C water
1 1/2 C Choc chips
1/2 C vegetable oil
Garnish with fresh strawberries & cool whip

Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl.  Blend with an electric mixer for 1 minute.  Stir down sides.  Continue to mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Pour batter into prepared(greased)bundt pan.  Bake 45-50 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool 20 minutes.  invert onto a serving platter.  I usually dust mine with powdered sugar for an elegant look before digging in.  Serve with fresh strawberries and cool whip garnish.