Sunday, August 30, 2009

Meet Lorie Rawlings!

Lorie Rawlings is happily settling into her new home in our ward and we are THRILLED about it!

Lorie is currently teaching in the Education Department at BYU-I and specializes in Literacy classes. She moved here from Utah two years ago, where she helped to create the assessment tests for elementary schools for the state.

Some of Lorie's favorite hobbies are reading (this spotlight is brought to you by Book Group--Thursday, September 17th. . . heh, heh, heh) , scrapbooking, and eating chocolate. Knowing that, you won't be surprised that when asked what three adjectives describe her, she said "Loving," (her Mom chimed in with that one), "Tired" (keep in mind she just moved this week), and "Chocolatey" (my personal favorite!).

Lorie loves the scripture in the Doctrine and Covenants 122: "know thou . . . that all these things shall give thee experience and shall be for thy good."

Lorie has a 14-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, and we want to give both of them a rousing welcome to our ward!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The world has enough women who are tough;
we need women who are tender.
There are enough women who are coarse;
we need women who are kind.
There are enough women who are rude;
we need women who are refined.
We have enough women of fame and fortune;
we need more women of faith.
We have enough greed;
we need more goodness.
We have enough vanity;
we need more virtue.
We have enough popularity;
we need more purity.

-Margaret D. Nadauld (Young Women General President)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ice Cream and Other Sweets at Book Group!

We had a SWEET discussion at Emily Rowe's house about Three Cups of Tea and then she served us some creamy, fruity ice cream that made our tastebuds tingle! We absolutely HAD to have the recipe so we could share it with our families (but mostly so we could eat it ourselves!)
Thank you, Emily! We'll see you all next month at Konda Fullmer's house on September 22nd!

1/2 gallon pineapple sherbet, softened
1 box frozen raspberries, thawed--don't drain (or a bag of frozen)
1 Cup (or more) shredded coconut
1 Cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
1 12 oz. container whipped topping, thawed
1 Cup mini marshmallows

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, stirring until creamy and well mixed. Cover tightly with lid or foil and freeze several hours (or overnight). Remove from freezer to slightly thaw before serving. Serve like ice-cream. You can add any fruit you like, or leave out what your family doesn't care for. The amounts of everything but the sherbet are can make a bigger batch by using more marshmallows, etc.