Monday, September 23, 2013

Conference is Approaching!

Can you believe it's already that time of year?

Conference is upon us!

This Saturday, September 28th is the General RS Broadcast.

You're welcome to participate it in a number of ways:

  • Come to the Stake Center for a dinner at 5:30, and watch the broadcast together 
  • Come to the Temple building at 7:00 for the broadcast
  • Watch it at your home through live video streaming and click on this link 
We hope you'll take time out of your busy lives to hear the inspired words from our leaders!

Also, the following weekend, October 5th and 6th is General Conference.

The 183rd Semiannual General Conference of the Church, to which all members are invited, will convene in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6, 2013, with general sessions each day at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. mountain daylight time.

This means the sessions are at 11am and 3pm TEXAS TIME! 

The general priesthood meeting will be held in the Conference Center on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. MDT. (7pm Texas Time!)

Members of the Church are encouraged to participate via radio, television, satellite, or Internet transmission on

Our usual Sunday meetings need not be held on October 6.

Hope you're able to participate sisters, 
as it's always a great time to be inspired, motivated and see the right perspective!

And for those with small kids, check out these ways to keep them engaged! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Few of Our Favorite Things

We had a great time at our favorite things exchange!

When they arrived, we had them write their name on slips of paper, and put them in the right jars, for their chance to be drawn.

There was a category for early years, middle years, and later years of FHE, where they could win "FHE in a jar," a night all ready to go!

Then, of course, they wrote their name down TWICE for the exchange.

And then everyone entered their name in for a chance to win the FHE grand prize!

We had a great time going around in the circle and each person taking a minute to talk about their favorite FHE memory, activity, or way to make it work!

Some fun FHE ideas were:
  • Family talent show
  • FHE is in the bag!
  • Animal sounds game
  • Peter, James, and John circle game
  • Iron Rod throughout the house with string
  • Short and sweet, 5 mins or less
  • Using the nursery manual and coloring activities
  • Articles of Faith with images for memorization
  • Taking turns being "in charge" 
  • Having a "child of the week"
  • Watching a movie together
  • Having a picnic on the floor
  • Using the Gospel Art Book for a lesson
  • Using the Church FHE Charts
  • Stand in the Light lesson with flash lights
  • Having a testimony meeting, or a chance to bear testimonies
  • Simply holding one is a SUCCESS!

Next, they introduced their favorite thing, explained why, and drew the two lucky winners!

We had some fun "favorite things"
  • Lots of chocolate
  • Nail polish
  • Cute items from the dollar bin at Michaels
  • Hand sewn scarves
  • White cheddar popcorn
  • Melano cookies 
  • Roses 
  • Fudge
  • Nutrition bars/drinks
  • Soda
  • Our Best Bites cookies/reciepe
  • Handmade soft baby blankets
  • Freezer jam
  • Movies
  • and more!!!

We had lovely desserts to enjoy

We also had a handout for them to take home, a list of FHE ideas to make FHE one of their new favorite things!

Lots of happy faces!
And time to chat!

We had brown paper packages tied up with strings, with a treat for each sister to take home.

Thanks for joining us! See you next month!!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Family Home Evening...Getting excited for Thursday!

Next Thursday we have our Favorite Things Night!

To get you excited for our FHE part of the meeting, here are some websites that will give you lots of fun ideas to try.

Don't forget to think of one of your favorite FHE activities or tips to share next Thursday! 

FHE in a Snap

55 Ideas with a Toddler

A Year of FHE


LDS Family Fun

Funtastic Family Home Evenings

Family Home Evenings-Life Lessons Made Easy

Blue Skies Ahead FHE

Family Home Evening Spot Kids age 0-5

FHE Planner

100+ Quick and Easy FHE Activities

The Idea Door FHE Ideas with PDF downloads

LDS Splash

Family Home Evening Ideas on Pinterest

Your LDS Blog Family Home Evening Ideas

See you there!!

Favorite Things and FHE Ideas for September RS Mtg!

Welcome Nellie!

She made it! Nellie Jane Bee- Aug 31, 6:45pm 8.9lbs 20in long!

Contact Debi if you'd like to help with food or kids or packing! 

We are so happy for the Bee family. We will miss them as they prepare to move, and can't believe they're taking this sweet new baby away from us so soon!!