Sunday, November 30, 2008

MUNCH N' MINGLE on Tuesday, December 2nd!

Bring your favorite appetizer or treat recipe and share!

Penny Hughes' Home

7 PM

E-mail a copy of your recipe to or bring a copy with you that night! We'll post the recipes on the blog and make hard copies to hand out the next Sunday.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Baby Bumper Cars at Recipe Party

posted by Maija-Liisa Adams

Thanks to Lindsey for hosting the Recipe Party in her new kitchen and dining room. It's just beautiful.  

It looked like baby Bumper cars down the hall way. 
These baby seats were for:

Nicole's baby boy Will,

Christine's Lucy

 and Sarah's Marie. 

Two  other babies came as "buns in the oven":) 

What a wonderful feast for your eyes and tastebuds this "Show Off" recipe party was.  Hope you'll join us next time at Shannon's for our "Holiday Brunch".   

You may find all the delectable and eye appealing recipes at

Monday, November 10, 2008

Congratulations to Tawnya Walker on her baby girl!

We just wanted to post a photo of Tawnya Walker's beautiful pink bundle, Naomi. She was blessed on Sunday in a gorgeous gown that Tawnya's sister had made. Isn't she beautiful? Congratulations to Tawnya and Elijah!!!

A Word About Family History from Liisa Smith

Well, I asked Sarah D’Evegnee if it would be okay if I contributed to the RS blog once in a while about….yes, don’t be scared, I’ll type it out…FAMILY HISTORY!!! Sarah thought it would be fine. Please don’t be frighten of the above two words, I will try to make it easier to read about. First, let’s consider the words “family” and “history”. “Family” will be defined as, “the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their own or adopted children; also, any of various social units differing from but regarded as equivalent to the traditional family”. I believe most of us fit in that definition somewhere. If you don’t believe you do, please let me know, and we’ll work out something. “History” will be defined as, “events of the past”, even if the event is only one second old. Let’s put these two definitions together and we can define “Family History” as “any past event of a traditional family or the equivalent of the traditional family”. Now, that’s not too bad, is it? When you think about it Family History can be about anything that has occurred to you or to any member of your family. It can be something as grand as a birth, marriage, birthday, graduation, etc. Or as mundane as a grocery list. Now, I can assure you that you are involved already in some form of Family History. Some of you will be involved in “scrapbooking”, some of you will be keeping a journal, some of you will be writing or e-mailing letters to family or friends, some of you will be taking photos of family, friends, events, etc., some of you will be involved in doing genealogy (oh, that dreaded word), and so on. If we truly define Family History, it is “the recording of any past event of a family or family member”, anything that has a hard copy, such as a piece of paper, a photograph, etc. Or that has an electronic backup in a secure place. If you were to e-mail a letter to a family member or family, printed out that e-mail, and put it in a file or binder you are doing Family History! Some of you are probably thinking it can’t be that easy. Well, it is!! If it fits the definition above, it is Family History. I’m going to challenge you to think outside the box. Think of the definition above and see what you are doing to create FAMILY HISTORY.

Chris Leishman and myself, Liisa K. Smith are the Ward’s Family History Consultants. Please feel free to come and talk to us about Family History. We are involved in the above and can answer your questions about genealogy (oh, that quilt ridden word). Take care and keep up the good work.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Snapshots of Super Saturday, Sub for Santa, Soups and Salads

Thanks to Maija-Liisa Adams for this post!  
Thank you all for your generous donations for our "Sub for Santa" families!  It's heart warming to see your local outreach. 

Bishop Webster (missing his wife) came to check up on us and our projects. 

What's better than a Saturday visiting and crafting? 

Thank you for bringing those tasty soups, salads and desserts.  Please share your recipes here.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sub-for-Santa Teams

We'll be wrapping the presents for our sub-for-santa families at the Super Saturday on November 8th.  Please bring your UNWRAPPED gifts clearly labeled with the COLOR and the gender and age of the recipient.  Contact your team leader if she hasn't contacted you yet.  If you don't have a team, please contact Ellie Christman (who needs team members) or Sarah d'Evegnee.  Also, if you would prefer, you can contribute to gift certificates at the Super Saturday.  

Pink Parents

and Girl 14

Team Leader : Stephanie Fay

Team Members : 
Janeese Summers
Kenzie Price
Lindsey Dewey
Konda Fullmer
Shelly Rigby
Lori Wasden

Pink Kids
Girl 14, Girl 10, Boy 9, Boy 6

Team Leader : Shauna Cannon

Team Members : 
Debbie DuPree
Donna Nielsen
Lola Packer
Emily Rowe
Sue Hexem
Molly Rose

Blue Parents
And Girl 7, Boy 2

Team Leader : Penny Hughes

Team Members : 
Lylene Bennett
Melissa Shipley
Maija-Liisa Adams
Caryn Esplin
Anne Fornes
Audrey Zellers
Joanne Webster

Blue Kids
Boy 5, Girl 3

Team Leader : Ellie Christman

Team Members :
Sandra Fluckiger
Janice Call
Deby Leishman
Debbie Richards

Orange Parents
and Boy 2 and Baby 7 months

Team Leaders : Elaine Holloway/Susan Walker

Team Members : 
Sharon Demordant
Marilyn Clark
Cheryl Hansen
Mary Brown
Donna Budge

Orange Kids
Girl 8, Girl 7, Boy 4

Team Leader : Vonda Winfree

Team Members : 
Susan Startin
Shari Pack
Sarah d’Evegnee
Liisa Smith
Jann Johnson

Green Kids
Girl 6, Girl 3, and Girl 15 mo.

Team Leader : Devin Woods

Team Members : 
Sherry Carson
Maria Thomas
Chris Leishman
Marian Hayes
Betty Browm
Cindy Prue