Monday, September 29, 2014

It's Conference Time!!!

I love the fall...
and I LOVE GENERAL CONFERENCE!!!
Here are a few of the things I
am doing to prepare my family for the
AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
we have to hear the Lord's chosen Prophet's and Apostles!
I start out by creating the mood!
I decorate like it's the biggest holiday of the year!
I want my family to understand how truly
blessed we are to have this opportunity so I do
try to make it a big deal!
Conference Banner:
 


 
 
Just print, cut and punch a hole in each of the top corners.
Tie the banner pieces together with ribbons and you're done!
Next,
We count it down!
The countdown starts on the day of the
General Women's Meeting.
Each day I give everyone a reminder or challenge to help them
prepare for Conference.
 The candy I used for each day is listed with the tags above.
 FHE Conference Prep!
The Family Home Evening before Conference we spend a few minutes
talking about the importance of Conference.
We fill out our question cards.
(Shown Below)
We read the testimonies given at the end of each of the
April Conference Talks.

...and last but not least
we enjoy a Conference Sundae!
We tell them that Conference is like a Sundae.
The more you put into it...the more you will get out of it!
WRITE down any questions or concerns we may have
and PRAY about each question!

Members of the Church are entitled to personal revelation as they listen to and study the inspired words spoken at general conference.

As you prepare for general conference, I invite you to ponder questions you need to have answered. For example, you might yearn for direction and guidance by the Lord regarding challenges you are facing.
Answers to your specific prayers may come directly from a particular talk or from a specific phrase. At other times answers may come in a seemingly unrelated word, phrase, or song. A heart filled with gratitude for the blessings of life and an earnest desire to hear and follow the words of counsel will prepare the way for personal revelation.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
 
Print this card and keep it in your scriptures.
Review it often!
We attend the Temple!
Everyone in my family is old enough to participate in
temple ordinances and so we are able to do
baptisms, initiatories, endowments and sealings.
This year I was able to get our own family names so it will
be a sweet experience for sure!
My parents are Ogden Temple workers and so it will be
even more sweet to be able to have them there with us!
We set up the Prophet's and Apostles Wall!

I printed 5" x 7" pictures of the 1st Presidency, 12 Apostles, and
General Presidencies.
I printed and cut, and laminated each of the tags and pictures.
I put a tag under each of the pictures.
We used wet-erase markers to write down the speaker's topic, and
a few of our favorite quotes, scriptures or comments.
The pictures and tags stay up until the Conference Ensign
is out.  It's a great reminder for each of us.
Conference isn't just two days...
it's messages are to become a part of us and the way we live!
Pictures found on LDS.org
We feed our bodies...
so we can concentrate on
feeding our Spirits!
Almost all of the food is made on Saturday
in between conference sessions so that we can focus
on being Spiritually fed!
Conference Breakfast at our house is AWESOME!
Crepes and German Pancakes in the Spring...
Breakfast Casseroles and Pumpkin Pancakes
in the fall!



We will be adding a new tradition this year for lunch...
We will be having a Conference Picnic!
I will be serving:
Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches
Fruits and Veggies
Chips
Raspberry Lemonade
and
Cookies
(All of which can be made the night before!)
Conference Dinner will be hot dogs over a fire
followed by S'mores!

Our Lego Tradition:
My boys love Lego's!
Each time conference rolls around, we add a new Lego set
to our ever growing collection.
This Lego set is the best so far!
It's the Brick 'em Young Salt Lake Temple!
It's AMAZING!!!

Conference Bags:
I purchased reusable grocery bags from the dollar store.
I reuse the same bags for every conference.
The bags include:
Scriptures, Notebooks, Markers, Pens and Pencils,
and their new "Conference Socks."
I also add treats and a drink.

Conference Socks:
Conference Socks are a family favorite!
My kids love them and look forward to them
with each general conference.
I put a new pair of socks into a cellophane bag and
attached the poem.
This is one of the things I always add to their
Conference Bag!
Conference Puzzles:
Each year I have our family pictures made into puzzles.
We put these together between the sessions!
We also did a puzzle with all of the Prophet's.
(You can order the puzzles online.  I ordered mine through Shutterfly.)
Conference Journals:
This year's conference journals are from Sam's Club
and are the 9"x 11" notebooks.
I printed and attached the covers to each of them with double sided tape.






I also printed sticker sets of the 1st Presidency,
12 Apostles, and General Presidencies.
These stickers can be added to the page when that person is speaking.

Conference Questions:
During each speaker, family members will write questions
from the conference talks.
We will put the questions from each session into a jar which will
be used during Family Home Evening Monday Night.
Each correct answer will receive "Conference Cash!"
It's a WIN...WIN!
 
Conference Cash:
I attached each of these to a dollar bill and put them in a jar
so that they could be seen during conference.
We actually ended up donating all of our winnings to a wrestler in need.
It was an amazing experience!
Dollars are paid out on the MONDAY following conference.
Questions from the "CONFERENCE QUESTIONS" Jar are asked and whoever
answers the question correctly...WINS THE DOLLAR!
It's a great incentive, especially if you have teenagers.


If you would like to use any of
the things I have done...
Just click on the picture to enlarge it,
and then right click on the image and save it
to the program you will be using it in.
Hopefully that will make it so that you will always have access
to the images and projects.
Please refer friends back to this link instead of just copying and pasting it to
your own blog...I sure would appreciate it!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

HOP Bingo Anyone?

So I just realized that I never posted the
HOP Bingo Game
from 1970 something!
Just kidding, it wasn't quite that long ago
but it's been a while for sure!
Good Night and Little Fishes...
Here it is:

Here's the PDF:
 
Don't Forget about the
Family Food Storage and Emergency Preparedness Class
this Saturday @10:00 am
at Stake Center on 549 S. 1525 W.
 If you take 89 South to I-15 to Park Lane exit and turn right.
 Go to Clark Lane/100N and turn right again.
Then at 1525 W turn left.
 It will be the first LDS church that you see on the left.
(It is the "green" building with the solar panels on the South side of the building.)
 Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 17, 2014

A House of Order...and FUN!

Here's the handout for the
A House of Order...and FUN
class I taught in January...
You were a way fun group by the way.
It was a blast getting to know you for sure!
I was truly in the presence
of GREATNESS!
Special Thanks to my AMAZING Committee!
Seriously LOVE them!


Sunday, February 16, 2014

EVERYTHING Food Storage and Emergency Preparedness Class

We will be having another
"Back to the Basics"
Class
This SATURDAY @ 10:00 am
Farmington West Stake Center
The class is:
...Prepared NOT Scared...
and will cover
EVERYTHING
that has to do with
Family Food Storage
and
Emergency Preparedness!
We have
TONS of information and displays
for you to see.
This class is for the BEGINNER
as well as the ADVANCED!
Hope to see
YOU
there!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Temple Punch Cards

To go along with our theme:
iStand
I made Temple Punch Cards.
Each time we go to the temple we will
keep track of how many baptisms, endowments, initiatories,
and sealings we do by writing them down
on the back of the card.
Mark an "X" over the number on the front of the card
each time you to the temple.
At the end of the year our whole extended family
will get together to see if we met our goal
and celebrate all the work that we have done for the year!
Here's the PDF:
We also made up a list for the kids who are
under 12 so that they will be able to
participate as well.
Temple Punch Card List PDF:
Here's the List:
Put a picture of the temple in your room.
Read about your favorite temple.
Visit the temple grounds.
Read scriptures on the temple.
Read a talk about the temple.
Have someone take a picture of you in front of the temple.
Draw a picture of your favorite temple.
Sing, "I Love to See the Temple" in FHE.
Have parents, grandparents or siblings tell you about the day
they were sealed in the temple.
Bear your testimony about the importance of temples.
Help teach a FHE Lesson on temples.
Tell a friend about your favorite temple.
Give a picture of the temple to one of your friends.
Can you imagine how much temple work
we can do as families?!?
This is such an important work...
are YOU up for the challenge?


2014 Monthly Theme Pages and Ideas

Every year we choose a new theme to use
as a guide for our FaMiLy throughout the year!
We chose each of our monthly theme's pretty early.
They are listed below:
The "iStand" part of our Monthly Focus
came from a friend of mine...
Allyson Schmid!
Allyson chose "iStand" as her theme.
Their goal will be to visit as many temples
as possible this year.
You can choose a main theme with monthly topics,
or you can choose one theme and stick with
that all year.
Our Monthly Theme Page will include a...
Scripture
Challenge
Family Temple Date
Quote from Prophet's and Apostles
and our
Extended Family FHE Date!
iStand
Here's the PDF for the
"iStand" Theme Pages:
I left the Temple Date and FHE Date blank
so that you can add your own.
February:
March:
April:
 May: 
June:
July:
August:
September:
October: 
November:
December:
We are looking forward to a great year
as a FaMiLy, and we know
that as we strive to apply the
Savior's teachings to our lives...
We will grow closer as a family and become
more like HIM!