Monthly Archives: December 2011

Arise and Shine Forth Treat Jar

We like to have a small treat to recognize the young women who are working on their personal progress every week. Anyone who has worked on an experience or project can come to the front of the room and grab … Continue reading

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Daughter of God

This Sunday I am teaching from YW Manual 1 Lesson 1. I found this handout from, but altered it by using a different quote found in the 2012 YW Resource Guide. I wanted to see how it looks on … Continue reading

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Ornament boxes

I love the idea of having a box full of Christmas memories to give my girls when they leave our home and start their own families. Since we made so many ornaments this month, I feel like we have a … Continue reading

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Christmas gifts photo op

The last couple years I’ve had great success taking pictures of my girls with their Christmas presents, later in the day. I love how the gifts are a reflection of their interests and personalities, and it is always fun to … Continue reading

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Twinkle’s Merry Christmas

Twinkle’s last day with us has been a great one. We awoke to find her on the breakfast table, peeking through the back of the nativity, with all the figures in place, including the sweet baby Jesus in the manger. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from us

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. This year has seen us through lots of snow, sand and trails. We’ve climbed dunes in Michigan and rocks in Greece. We’ve splashed in lakes and floated down rivers. There has been much music, … Continue reading

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Holy couple at the door

This morning we woke up to find Twinkle looking concerned. Joseph and Mary are at her door, looking for a place to stay for the night. The North Pole is no place for this special couple to rest for the … Continue reading

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The Book of Mormon: Framed within Families

This was a guest post I shared on Jocelyn’s blog, We Talk of Christ, We Rejoice in Christ, back in October. A reader is using this for a Christmas gift, and asked that it be reposted – so here it … Continue reading

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A cradle lovingly made

This morning Twinkle was found next to Joseph, who apparently was giving her a few carpentry tips. With a chisel in hand, Twinkle is carving what looks to be the beginning of a tiny cradle. It’s good to know Joseph … Continue reading

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Candy Cane Greetings

Twinkle appeared this morning next to the shepherd from our nativity. She was holding two candy canes – one in the shape of a J for Jesus, and the other right side up like a shepherd’s staff. Around her neck … Continue reading

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