Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ward Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

Well Sisters, it is December!!!  Plans continue with our Ward Christmas Party, as I emerge myself into more and more ideas!!!!!  I need all Sister's to bring tacky, and as in tacky I mean easy, appetizers for the ward party.  I will be sending around sign up sheets, but if you would be willing to bring some, just let me know.  I am really trying to set a retro 50-60's theme, and no party at that time is complete without appetizers.  The Young Women will be passing them around as guests arrive, so we will need them over to the Church at 5 pm on the 13th, to get them on the trays and ready. Think back and try to think, "what would June Cleaver do?"  And if you don't know what I'm talking about, I'm sorry, you missed out of being influenced by the greatest generation.  Mom's, the Primary Children will need to come in their PJ's for their entertainment portion of the program.  As I see this party coming together, I am so excited!!!  Please reach out to your neighbors and invite them.  There will be surprises for the kids, good food and great entertainment for the Adults.  You will certainly want to be a part of the "Ugly Sweater" club.  A reminder of the assignments for the different organizations- Young Women will serve appetizers and dessert- Young Men will serve entree- Primary will be part of the entertainment- Ward Missionaries will be passing out the invitations- The Relief Society is in charge of appetizers- Elders will be in charge of peeling potatoes- The High Priests will be greeters.  Thanks to all of you who are willing to help, I know a lot will be helping via their husbands calling too.  Thank You so much!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

November Craft Activity

We had such a great time at our work meeting.  Here are pictures of the event.  Those who were in attendance had a wonderful time, and went home with FINISHED projects!  Also, Kim went home and had her baby!!!  Her bathtub wonder.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Week to Focus on Gratitude

What a great way to start the week, with the lesson taught today by Amy Andrews.  President Monson's words were a great reminder to be a little better each day.  As this week gets more busy and hectic, we need to remember to be thankful for all of our circumstances.  If you feel overwhelmed and begin to be cranky, go hide and relax for a minute.  If you are tempted to say something unkind, pop a piece of chocolate into your mouth.  If you feel over worked and under appreciated, then do something nice, and don't expect anything in return.  In other words walk the path that Jesus has shown us.  And remember how you were looking forward to having family and friends surrounding you, love them!  We are having a quiet Thanksgiving at the Sandvik Home, and that too I am grateful for.  Maybe I can get up a few Christmas decorations, or sew, or better yet rest!!!  Just know how much I love and appreciate you!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

That's not what I meant!

I am probably one of the most scattered brain person you will ever meet.  I try to fit all my thoughts into one sentence, and then wonder how I wasn't clear.  Just so I am clear, we are having our RS Craft Day on November 19th 12-4pm.  We are meeting in the cultural hall at the church and are having you bring your own lunch.  The RS will provide a drink and dessert.  There are 3 activities to choose from

1.  Placemats- quilt as you go.  $10.00 for 2.  We still have some available.

2.  Stacked Wood Blocks. $8.00.  Let us know asap so we will have some for you.

3.  Tile Magnets.  The cost should be about $.30 each.  We will have a variety there, plenty of extras.

If you want to come and visit, we will have a humanitarian quilt set up to work on.  Our Christmas Gathering will be for Humanitarian Effort.  We need to get a few quilts tied.  If you would like to work on one at home, they are lap size or crib size and should be easy to do.  Bring your children to play in the other end of the room with you.   Invite your neighbors.  The more we gather, the closer we become.  It just won't be the same without you!!!!

Love you!!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Little Things do Matter

We had such a great couple of weeks of Relief Society Lessons.  I am slowly being converted to the Relief Society.  I have had a hard time graduating from Primary or Young Women's to come to Relief Society.  I thought I couldn't sit still and listen for 3 hours, I must be getting old!!!  I am actually really enjoying it.  With age comes wisdom, but in my case senility.  I have really been touched by the lessons Kaelynn gave and then Kathy this week.  It could be because of my love for these dear Sister's, and feeling like I share in their joys and heartaches.  I do have to say, that I feel that way about everyone.  It seems hard to believe that after a couple of month's living in our ward, I feel like our new Sister's have been here forever, and have etched their way into my heart.  I have really enjoyed visiting with each of you and getting to know you, and see all of the little things that make our ward such a great place.  I was surprised to see the young sister here today, checking out the ward.  I thought, well after today I'm sure she signed papers to buy a house in River Stone.  I have been so blessed to know each of you, and I wish you and your families they best of everything.  Don't forget I love you sista's!!!!