Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's all about Sunday

Today Sharing time went very well. But I think I need to call any and all guest speakers that I have invited the night before. My guest speaker today was also not at church and something amazing happened - I decided I would log real quick onto sugardoodle and I quickly found a "my gospel standards" matching game - I printed up the pages and cut them (they weren't quite half and half, but it worked anyway). There were 12 pages with a gospel standard and a picture so the primary had to guess which picture went with which gospel standard. We played a matching game and it went great!
Thank goodness for last minute decisions.

Tonight for FHE:
Me - Song - The Oxcart Song (in honor of pioneer day) this time we had my laptop in here and listened and sang along with the MP3 on the website

Gabby - Prayer
Peter - Scripture - he read the first 6 or 7 verses from Genesis chapter 6 (because yes, unfortunately last week was the last time we had family scripture)
Larry - Lesson - he told the children how they needed to respect adults and to be grateful for everything that we have and how not to complain all the time - you know in true Larry lecture style
Benjamin - Game -we played hide and seek and it was a riot
Tre - snack - chocolate butterscotch fudge - he took a bag of chocolate chips, a bag of butterscotch chips a can of sweetened condensed milk and about 4 tablespoons of butter. He melted it in the double boiler and the butterscotch chips didn't quite melt, but he poured and spread the mixture in a cookie sheet and set it in the freezer. It was delicious!
This week had I Gabby pick someone to say a closing prayer and she picked Larry.
Love FHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Next week:
Song - T
Prayer - M
Scripture - G
Lesson -P
Game - D
Treat - B

Sunday, July 17, 2011

tonight's family home evening

Now that I have decided to do this as a reference for myself I think I will keep a record of more church oriented things like family home evening and how my sharing times went.

My sharing time went great today. But as I was leaving the house, I thought maybe I should bring my laptop with the temple information on it just in case one of my guest speakers did not show. I decided against it. And one of them didn't come to church(due to a completely understandable family emergency) and so I was left reading the back of the Kirtland Temple picture from the library.

Next time I will expend the paper and make additional copies of what I have provided for my guest speakers.

Tonight for the first time in a few months, we had family home evening
G.- song "Love One Another"
P.- prayer
Daddy - scripture - chapter 5 in Genesis
B. - lesson (I grabbed a puzzle of Jesus from my folder of past sharing times and had him give everyone a piece and we "learned" who wants us to work together)
T. - game - he chose milbourne
Mom - snack - I found a recipe online for converting a cake mix into cookies (1/2 cup of butter and 2 eggs - I added some sugar since I was working with a lemon poppy seed muffin mix and white chocolate chips)

so next week will be
song - M
prayer - G
scripture - P
lesson - D
game - B
snack - T

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Calling

Now, most of my posts have been uploaded with the pretense of being there for others to enjoy - even though I know 3 people read my blog
when they have nothing else to do
and all their housework is done
and nothing is on television (or youtube for Becky)
and they have finished watching the paint dry on their walls

So, I have decided since I have come to the realization that I read my blog more than anyone else, I am posting things for me - so I don't loose them.

I recently tried in vain to save a page onto my hard drive and so I decided rather than to figure out how to effectively save, I would just post it here.

For me,
my most avid reader

So, now you get to find out why I titled this post as such -------
I just got called as the second councilor in primary! And the day I got called I was told that the previous second councilor had July as her month for sharing time - so here are the references I found for the rest of the month.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new format of the primary program manuals that came out in 2010. This month is "The Temple is a House of God". And, following the sharing time outline, I have asked different individuals to come talk about three different temples, about which I am really excited . I found a website (not an official LDS site, but really interesting) called from which I got some great info for this week.

I also went to and found a great sharing time to fill in if we have extra time.

Next week, I will be gleaning from this sharing time found in a 1997 friend. The sharing time outline is great, but I know next week will need additional "support".

I have seen different ideas for the fifth week ranging from games, videos and super extended singing time - but seeing as how the chorister just got called the same week as I, I thought I would wait a little (until October - when it is my month again and amazingly another 5 Sunday month) before springing a 50 minute singing time assignment on her. So when I found the first sharing time after doing a search of "my gospel standards" on, I found this other sharing time that has a great craft that the kids can do
So there it is - my plan for this month.
Stay tuned for October (as it will probably be the next time I post)