Sunday, December 13, 2009

Corner Canyon Women's Athletics

1. "90 Day Get Fit Blitz"
In January through March we will be having a Step/Stretch class on Tues/Thurs from 8:00 to 9:15 am by a certified instructor in a heated gym. (Bring your own STEP and mat). 13551 S. Tuscalee Hill Circle (top of Aintree Ave).

2. Basketball
Starting January 7th we will be combining again with the Draper Stake at their Stake Center on Thurs. from 9:00 - 10:00 pm to play basketball. The tournament will be mid March.

3. Volleyball
We had such a good time playing co-ed volleyball that we would like to do it again in the spring. I would like to do it by wards and set times so all could get more playing time. Plan your teams and let me know if you have a group to play. If not, we can easily combine wards.

4. Tennis
This spring/summer we would like to plan tennis games and a tournament for those interested. Please let me know if you are interested.

Questions or Responses -Call Camie @ 553-3500.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Free Pets!!

Gianna Erickson has 2 small zebra fish that need a new home!
She is willing (and desirous!) to give them up for FREE!!
Just give her a call :)

Primary Announcement

The Primary wants to make sure you put their "Meet & Greet" on your calendar!
This is for all Primary children to come and meet their new teachers - such fun!

It's on Saturday, January 2, 2010 (yikes - 2010!!!)
9:00 - 10:00am in the multi-purpose room @ the church

See you (or your kids, anyway!) there!!

Our own Local Celebrity....

go to this link:
Garret Nash
read the story
you'll be Oh So Glad you did!

Congratulations, Tammy & Glen -
you did a great job raising this boy!
We love you, Garret, keep up the good work!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

and Fun was had by All..........

a BIG thank you goes out to everyone who helped make this night possible -
we certainly couldn't have done it alone!!
another BIG thank you to all who attended, you make all the effort worthwhile :)
We had a Great Time - we hope you did, as well.
it was wonderful to Come Together with those we love,
we hope this holiday season brings you much Love & Good Cheer -
Merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Just a Reminder!

don't miss out -
we hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, Dec 1
@ the church

We will be enjoying some FUN activities
and a Delicious Meal.....

so, "Come Together" with us!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Don't Forget!!

Just a Reminder!

Tuesday, Dec 1
@ the church

We will be enjoying some FUN activities
and a Delicious Meal.....

so, "Come Together" with us!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Letter from Trudy........Update on donations to the jail

Hi Tami,

I guess Floyd heard some incorrect information on the donations for scriptures for the women's branch at the jail. Only money can be accepted, because they are a certain kind that has been approved by the administrators. Some have wanted to include a written testimony and have it be a family project. Unfortunately, these will not be allowed. We can not even give out returned copies because of any writing with intended or non-intended messages they may contain. Hope this can be cleared up. I wouldn't want people who donated to be disappointed. Money (checks) can only be accepted by sending it to the branch presidency. We will try to get some donation envelopes for anyone who needs one.
President A Gregory Brown
Metropolitan 2nd Branch
6071 Macondray Circle
Murray, Ut 84123
Also on another note: Some sisters have asked about yarn. This needs to be certain colors and certain brands. This is because more than one sister may work on a blanket and they need to be laundered before we donate them to Primary Children's Hospital. The content may be unknown, so a blanket with different colors may partly shrink, leaving it un-useable. These are the specifications:
Brand Red Heart Super Saver
Type Worsted Medium (4) Net Wt 7 0z
Colors 0724 Baby Pink, 0381 Light Blue, 0311 White, 0345 Baby Print, 0322 Pale Yellow
Or one other is the BERNAT brand Baby Sport Color: B#MP230 Mint.
The Yarn described above is usually available at Wal-Mart, Jo-Ann Fabric and other Craft Stores( Roberts, Michaels etc,)

Maybe this information can be included on our Relief Society Web page so our sisters can refer to it if needed. (absolutely, perfect place for it!!)
Thanks for all you do, Love, Trudy Nielsen

Thought you'd like to know:

· Julie Larson used to be a math teacher

· Carolyn Reed taught Spanish

· Meisha Allred was on the Children’s Friend cover for April 1979

Do you know something interesting about a friend or neighbor that we would all love to know? Do tell, we'd be happy to share!! It's so fun to get to know each other better :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

RS Christmas Dinner!!

Just a Reminder!

Tuesday, Dec 1
@ the church

We will be enjoying some FUN activities
and a Delicious Meal.....

so, "Come Together" with us!

Friday, November 13, 2009

YSA Angel Tree Service Project

Angel Tree Sub-4-Santa Single Parent Service Project

Be happier this Christmas season and share with those who are in need.

The Service Project Kick-off day is:
Wednesday, November 18th
Sandy Institute of Religion
9501 S Poppy Lane (945 East)

There will be an "Angel Tree" with ornaments which will have a present request. come pick up one and help a child have a Merry Christmas.

there will be Games & Refreshments, too!!
(Sponsored by the Murray/Midvale YSA Council)

Temple Cleaning Opportunities....

Dear Sisters- Bro. White called and said they will be hiring for a part-time housekeeping job at the Draper Temple. He wanted me to let you know in case anyone was interested. Here are the details.

20 hrs a week
M 2:30-6:30 pm
T-F 9:30 pm-1:30 am

$10.50 Hr. (No benefits because it is part time)

If you are interested please contact
Bro. White 801-576-4262
Bro. Simmons 801-576-4240 ext. 105

I think this is a great oportunity for someone who might be looking for a part time job.


also - I am in need of a couple more Housekeeping Volunteers. It is a 2hr. assignment once a month doing light housekeeping at the Draper temple. You can contact me (801.619.1221) if you are interested. I would love to fill the assignment with someone from our ward.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sending Condolences....

Judy Richins' father passed away Sunday evening at the ripe age of 91, given one more month he would have been 92. A rich and full life if you ask Judy. As the founder of Layton Construction the monuments to his life are all around us. His company along with two others built the Conference Center and afterward they had the privilege of working on the Nauvoo Temple as well, he was the contractor for the Harold B. Lee Library along with other buildings on BYU's campus. His last big project before he retired was the Jordan River Temple. Even with all these credits to his name and to his continuing company, his greatest success is found in Judy and her brothers and sisters and the love of his wife who has been by his side for 60+ years.

Watch for the obituary in the Deseret News on Thursday. Our love is with you Judy!

Monday, November 9, 2009

YSA Service Project


DECEMBER 5, 2009 8-11am
12100 S 700 East

We will be taking down the
Riverview Stake
Draper Live Nativity Set

Donate your time in the Christmas spirit
Donuts and hot chocolate will be served

Questions: Suzanne Kennard 801-523-8146 or

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Don't Forget!!

Just a Friendly Reminder:

TOMORROW (Thursday 11/5)
@ the Stake Center

Stake RS Visiting Teaching Conference
featuring Heartbound

See You There!!

(hey - there will be refreshments, don't miss out!!)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Welcome Little One!!

She's Here! Peytan Herbert joined her very excited family on Tuesday, Nov. 27! She is 7 lbs 10 oz and is a perfectly wonderful little bundle of pink! Baby & Mom are doing well - congratulations to the Herbert family!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

News Flash!!

Two of Lori Russell's foster children are being baptised this Sunday! Just how great is that?!? We know that you may not know them well but you absolutely need to know them. Jordan Marsh is 14, we would love the young men to get involved (the young women will probably naturally be involved-he's cute) and Drevon is 8 so that involves all the primary kids. C.J. is 6 and is looking forward to the time he gets to be baptised too.

The baptism will be at 5:00 p.m.- right after church and we would like everyone to come. They will love being part of a big ward family and to see just how much we care.

If any of you girls have a great cookie or brownie recipe and want to show your talents or if you just want to make the good standbys please call Jeanna Bruse and volunteer for a warm feeling and blessings.

Thanks for all you are! Your adoring Relief Society

Monday, October 19, 2009

Baby Boy Bitner!

There is a new Bitner in the world! Just when you thought the family could not get any better they added one more. Little Noah arrived last Thursday at 8 lbs. 8 ozs. and is 21 inches long. He is already saying "I LOVE YOU MOM AND DAD" ...or was that just his eyes talking.

Mary and Noah came home yesterday and they are doing great. So send them love through the mail, the phone, from your computer, at the doorstep, through concentrated I love you thoughts, or by bended knee. All of the above will be Bitnerly bonding.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Great "Thanksgiving" Service Project!

Gather your Family/Friends/Neighbors!
Hygiene Kits Project

This is a great opportunity as our family and friends gather together for the holidays to show gratitude by doing service for others

We need the money for the kits no later than Sunday, November 8th. We will deliver the kits (for you to assemble) to your home the weekend of November 13/14. Make checks to CC 2nd Ward Humanitarian project.

The kits cost $4.40.
5 kits $22
10 kits $44
15 kits $66
20 kits $88
25 kits $110
30 kits $132

We will deliver the items to you, then you assemble them as friends/family/neighbors and then return assemble kits to Jolynn Skousen or Nancee Arnovich by Dec. 6th.

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Any questions contact Jolynn Skousen or Nancee Arnovich

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Flu Information

Below are a couple of useful documents with helpful information on the flu - thought they would be helpful! (Thanks to Tonya & Jeannie for sharing them with us!!) (just click on the link & then the document will open, give the one a minute to load, then click on your browser "back" button to return here!)

this one is for pregnant women with regards to vaccinations & their risk if getting the flu:

this one is the signs & differences in the flu & a cold:

Emerg Prep Candles

We have the chance to buy 100 hour emergency candles for $3. They make great gifts and are great for your own personal family prepardness. We need to make the purchase the last week of this month in order to get this great price. If you are interested please contact Judy Richins (801-572-5249) or Jolynn Skousen (801-619-1221).

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Silver Chains for Temple Crystals

In case not everyone has heard....we have some really beautiful chains available to us at wholesale prices that look great with the temple crystals. If you are interested in looking at them and possibly ordering, there are some samples at Tami Cutler's home. Please call her before you stop by. (572-4572 or 599-5071) After Thursday of this week, the samples will be at Jeanette Pixton's home. (619-7099 or 891-9024) We are trying to finalize the order by this Friday. Also, if you did not order crystals already and would like some, we are placing another order. The turnaround time is about 2 weeks. If you have any questions, feel free to call Jeanette Pixton.

Monday, October 12, 2009

UPDATE on Lunch!!

Draper Park lunch moved to Thursday! (this was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but the weather is bad). We would love to have anyone(children too) that can come Thursday meet at Draper Park, at 12:00 pm. Please bring your sack lunch! If weather is bad on Thursday we will reschedule for another time.

(any questions, or to check on any cancellations - contact Meisha @ 816-0699)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Recipes!!

Have you noticed?
Have you checked?
Do you know where to find them??

Scroll on down...down a little more - right there! In the right hand column, there is a listing of CC2 blogs! Now, some of them are active (the Scouts), some not so much (the YM)....but there is another treasure....the Recipe Blog!!

In lieu of attempting another ward cookbook, we are attempting to create a gathering place that is freely accessible by all where we can find our most sought after recipes. I have been adding some of the ones I have from past "recipe exchange" events, and eventually I will have the rest of those on there :)....also, there are a few salsa recipes that Marcela was kind enough to share with us from Salsa Night - and most recently there is Shirley's delicious Apple Butternut Squash Soup recipe from Terrific Tuesday!!

I know - isn't it great?? Now the next time you want one of those yummy ward recipes, you won't have to go digging through your piles of paper (oh come on, it can't just be me!! ;)....) you can just log on and find it (hint - use the "labels" to click and narrow your search!). Handy, right?

Know what else would be great?? If you shared some more recipes with all of us! I know there has been many requests for the rest of the soup recipes from Terrific Tuesday - so if you brought a soup, then share! :) It's super easy - just email it to me ( and I will get it Right On There!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Young Women in Excellence..... tomorrow night (Sunday, 10/11) at 6:30 in our chapel. Parents are invited and Kenneth Cope will be the guest speaker. We are asking that each of the young women bring a small item for our display table that shows something interesting about them. We would appreciate it if the young women could bring their items to church so we can set up the display table before 6:30.

"Share the Warmth" Report

Shirley Nault reported back to us that the Stake RS "Share the Warmth" endeavor was a Great Success! Thanks to all who participated - - Shirley says the children were so darling, but that next time we need more boys shoes, and to include socks , apparently none of the kids seemed to have them. :(

Friday, October 9, 2009

Lunch Bunch!!

Come join us at the Draper Park (North Pavilion), Tuesday, October 13th at 12:00 pm. Hopefully the weather will cooperate, but you may need a jacket. Don't forget to bring your sack lunch! Children are invited to come and play!

(Any questions, contact Meisha!)

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Just a BIG reminder that Terrific Tuesday is THIS Tuesday, Oct. 6th from 4-9pm at the church. We hope to see you all there! Here is an overview of the schedule....

Wood Magnets 4-8 pm
Tile Magnets 4-9 pm
Cards 4-9 pm
Stars 4-7 pm
Jars 4-9 pm
Washer Necklaces 4:30-5, 8-8:30 pm (Please note the change in time)

Bread 5 pm
Fudge 7 pm

DINNER IS AT 6:00 PM! Please come, even if you are not doing projects. We will have yummy soups and desserts, and of course, great conversation and sisterhood!

Please call Jeanette Pixton with any questions! (801) 619-7099

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sad News

Tammy Nash's sister Heidi passed away this afternoon after a long and hard battle with cancer. Our love & condolences go out to Tammy and her family at this time. We will all be sure to keep them in our prayers.

YSA Activities - Not to be Missed!!

YSA GENERAL CONFERENCE BREAKFAST: Come join friends, make new ones, be fed a great breakfast then listen to the Saturday morning General Conference and be fed spiriturally. Saturday, Oct 3 breakfast at 8:30 am; General Conference Saturday Session at 10:00 am. Sandy Institute of Religion, 9501 S Poppy Lane (945 East). 801-576-2966.

YSA FIRESIDE: Join us for a fireside with the volunteer Head Coach of the Highland Rugby team (Forever Strong movie). Sunday, October 18, 7:30 pm. Crescent Park Stake, 1000 East 11350 South (by Alta High). Refreshments to follow!

Friday, September 25, 2009



Don't forget that tomorrow (Sept 26) is the RS General Broadcast & "Share the Warmth" activity. Come at 5pm and bring your extra warm clothing & shoes to donate, help out with the project and enjoy dinner. Then at 6pm we will be watching the broadcast.

Hope to see you there!!

General Conference Kids Packets

Mary Bitner is helping us out again! Here are some websites where she has found fun (quiet!) activities for kids to do during General Conference - check them out! (several to choose from)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fruit from April!!

April has a bunch of peaches that have ripened to the point where they are probably just good for making jam - they are FREE for the taking - come on by!!!

Fruit from Jane!!

I have a few buckets of delicious Italian Prunes I am happy to share with anyone who'd like some. Call me or come to my home. - Jane Brinton

Stake Volleyball

The Stake Women are sponsoring a co-ed volleyball night every Thursday evening(except 10/1, 10/8, 11/5).
PLACE: Stake Center
TIME: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
WHO: All interested adults
DATES: September 24 - November 19

Friday, September 18, 2009

Note from Tami.......

Last week that man of mine was just hankering for zucchini bread and guess who never got the zucchini going in the spring? Spaghetti squash bread simply didn’t seem to come up in the google attempt, neither did radish or broccoli bread. What’s a girl to do? She gets herself down to Rasumussen Farms and buys and I did say buys zucchini. The bread turned out to be fabulously tasty if I do say so myself but where are the days of zucchini and run. It was the game we played every fall where I grew up and I think I really miss it.

How about it girls are you in? Let’s play a round of vegetable Duck, Duck, Goose. Stand where you are, put your right arm up and pledge to never and I mean never pay for zucchini again. This is how it will be played. We will all put vine ripening vegetables on the blog and hear us now, only the great stuff that will go to waste because your family has put a ban on the 7 course tomato meals, you are too pooped to bottle, can or freeze more, or you are hoping that the patch will be taken over by vegetable fairies that will leave love in place of the look of labor on the vine.

Simply post your over abundance and see what miracles can occur. If you don’t have a garden, watch for your favorites to appear on this very screen and then cease the moment and hug a friend – you might offer her a slice of zucchini bread. Believe me she will think that she is the fortunate one.

Thanks girls!!!!!!!!!!! Oh how we love ya

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Book Group

The book group will read "The Announcement of a Murder" by Agatha Christie and discuss it on Oct. 20 at the home of Ruth Ann Fererra. She lives at 14017 S. Osborne Lane. Copies are on "hold" at the library.

Monday, September 14, 2009

New Presidency!!

More is changing than just the weather :)

While we are excited to welcome our new RS Presidency, we will also be sad to see the "Old Presidency" go - we all love them and appreciate so much their efforts in our behalf over the last three years!!

In case you didn't hear....the New Presidency is:
President - Tami Cutler
1st Couns - Marsha Neeley
2nd Couns - Jeanette Pixton
Secretary - Shirley Nault

Good Luck, Ladies - we're all pulling for you!!

Don't Forget!!

Things to Remember -

Tuesday Morning 9/15 - 10am - April Feller's home - quilting project
(I went on Thursday night, and even though there were only a couple of us, we had a great time - and managed to finish 2 quilts in a pretty short time!! Come and join in - it's great fun!)

Thursday Night 9/17 - 7-9pm - Jeanette Pixton's home - Terrific Tuesday Girls' Night Out......
we will have all the displays and sign-ups set up for you to come and peruse at your leisure...and, since it's our Girls' Night Out - of course there will be treats!!! Come & Join Us - we'd love to spend some time with you!! (Sign-ups & payments will be FINALIZED on Sunday 9/20!!)

Saturday Morning 9/19 - 8-10am - @ the Stake Center - 2nd Bi-Annual Clothing Swap - This was a Great Success last time, and this time we have combined with 2 other wards! Should be lots of great stuff :) Be sure to bring your items to Jolynn or Nancy before Saturday (clean & ready to be swapped!) - Any Questions?? Call either of them, they would be more than happy to help you out!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

YSA Activities

Calling all Young Single Adults: Come help your team win the "Battle of the Sexes Game Night!" Girls vs. Boys. Instead of just "hanging out" that night...bring all your friends to a BBQ Dinner and some healthy competition (kickball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, etc.) at the Draper Stake Pavillion, Friday, Sept starts at 6:30 pm!! Come enjoy the warm weather and outdoors for one last summer activity!

We would like you to know of a change in our Forum speakers and which nights they will be speaking.
Thurl Bailey will be tonight at 8:30pm with Elder John H. Groberg speaking next week, Sept. 16th.

Don't forget our great speakers which are:
Sept. 23rd -Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone;
Sept. 30 -John Hilton III;
Oct. 7th-Elder Robert E. Wells;
Oct. 14th-Elizabeth Craig;
Oct. 21-Dr. Ed Gholdston;
Oct. 28th-Michael Wilcox;
Nov. 4th-Colleen Terry;
Nov. 11th-TBA,
Nov. 18-President Curtis Dahl;
Dec. 2-Christmas Concert,
Dec 9th TBA.

(For future ease of reference, we have added a box on the sidebar where these activities will be listed - be sure to check back often!)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Exercise class

The building is scheduled for exercise classes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7am. We start next Tuesday, Sept. 15th. There is no charge, bring yoga mat and 1-5 hand weights. This is a guilt free, friends only environment. No matter what shape you are in now - come and improve on your current level of fitness. Thanks so much. Any questions email me @ or call 244-5502. ---Rachel Neeley.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Terrific Tuesday!! Oct. 6th, 4-9 pm

Hope you are all looking forward to our annual Fall activity....Terrific Tuesday! You may have noticed the display table at church, but we are bringing it to you on the blog also! Please take a minute to look over the crafts available, and then sign up through Jeanette Pixton. There are sign-up sheets at the church (pink paper), or feel free to just give me a call at (801) 619-7099. Also, if you would be willing to bring a soup that night, let me know ASAP.

Stars: Large $25
Small $15
Halloween or Christmas

Set of 3 Wood Magnets $4.50

Set of 4 Tile Magnets $3.50

Large Jar $10
+$0.75 for vinyl
+$0.25 for vinyl names

Small Jars $1.75 (Merry Christmas, "Boo", Teacher's Treats....)
(not pictured)

Washer Necklaces $3.50

Cards $10

We also have a special item available to those interested.....Tami Cutler is able to get the same chandelier crystals that are in the Celestial Room at the Draper Temple. We have the opportunity to order those. You can turn it into a necklace, or just have it as a neat little momento of our beautiful temple. We need to know by Sunday, Sept. 13th if you want to order them. They are $6.00/each.

We will also be offering some fun classes.....Easy Everyday Bread, taught by Marsha Neeley, and Fabulous Fudge, taught by Melody Rasmussen. The cost is $1 for the bread class and $2 for the fudge class. Sign-up is available at the church or by calling Jeanette Pixton.

We need all orders and money by Sept. 20th!! We will only order if you have paid your money, so please don't forget! We look forward to a fun Fall evening with our wonderful sisters! And if you don't want to craft, come anyway and enjoy the good food and great company! Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Multi-ward Clothing Swap

Sat. Sept 19th @ Stake Center 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Everyone is invited to attend and participate. You don't have to give to take or vice-versa.
We will be having the clothing swap with the 5th and 6th wards. This should be lots of fun!
Please drop of your Clean clothing @ Jolynn Skousen's or Nancee Arnovich's Home on or before Sept 18th.

We could use some help setting things up Sat. morning (the 19th). If you could help please contact Jolynn Skousen @ 619-1221 or 750-5080. Thanks a bunch!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


It's "Lunch Bunch" Time!!
Tomorrow (Thursday 9/3)
North Pavillion @ Draper Park
bring a lunch along and come have some fun "Girl Time" :)

It’s quilting time!!

Our ward has a quilting project that requires us to complete a few more quilts. The quilts have been sewn, but need to be tied. These quilts need to be completed by the end of September. On Thursday, the evening of September 10th at 7 pm, we will meet at the home of Sharon Langston for quilt tying and treats. Sharon is due to have her baby soon, so if she has the little one before then, we will post the new location. Also, on Tuesday, the morning of September 15th at 10 am, we will have a 2nd quilting party at the home of April Feller.

Please let Nancee Arnovick or Jolynn Skousen know if you are interested and plan on attending either, or both of these events. We could really use your help, plus it will be a lot of fun!

Christopher Connelly

We're so happy to hear that Christopher's surgery went well yesterday. Jodi said it couldn't have gone better. He underwent some reconstructive repair around his eye socket after a diving accident. He is home and resting.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Lunch Bunch Returns!!

Ok Sisters, now that the kids are all back in school (Yay!!) it is time for us all to get together and spend a little time reconnecting and enjoying each other's company!

Who: Any and All Sisters!!
What: Lunch Bunch = a monthly gathering.....for lunch :)
Where: it varies each month, we're always open to suggestions!!
When: the first Thursday (so, this month that will be THIS Thursday, 9/3)

This month's details:
11:30am , 9/3
North Pavillion @ Draper Park
Bring a picnic from home or grab something on the way, or even just come to visit!!

We want to take advantage of this beautiful weather while we can :)

Hope to See You There!! (any questions, call Adele 801.576.1089 or Jeanette 801.619.7099)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Planning Ahead!!

Our Incredible On-the-Ball YW Presidency already has the dates for YW summer activities for next year:

Oakcrest June 7-11 (for girls finishing 7th grade in Spring 2010)
Pioneer Trek July 21-24 (for girls 14 and older)
Girls camp Aug 2-6 (all girls)

They are hoping this will assist you in planning your other summer activities......very nice!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Book Group

The book group will be reading "Cold Sassy Tree" by Olive Ann Burns and meeting at Marcia Roylance's home at 7:30 on Sept. 15. Copies are on "hold" at the Draper Library. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Parking Lot Break-in

Just a word of warning once again--
Another car was broken into on Sunday during the temple dedication at our Stake Center. The car window was shattered and a purse was stolen with several valuables. The police said that there are also numerous break-ins during wedding receptions and funerals because most women don't want to carry their purses in with them. Unfortunately, we've seen it happen in our own ward during church and Enrichment meetings. For your protection please keep your valuables with you or if they must remain in the car, make sure they are out of sight or in your trunk. This isn't an effort to raise fear but to be better protected.

Yard Sale

The Friends of Heidi Albiston (Tammy Nash's Sister) will be holding a YARD SALE for Heidi's family, in order to raise money to help with the costs incurred, while Heidi has fought brain cancer over the past 16 months. Her family has drained most of their resources and would be so grateful with any items, that you would be willing to contribute to the YARD SALE, such as (toys, clothes, etc) that you normally would donate to Deseret Industries anyway. The money raised from your donated items will go to a very worthy cause. The YARD SALE will be held Saturday, September 12th, at 700 East 9500 South in Sandy. If you have items that you are willing to donate please call Tammy Nash at 801-572-0844 and we will gladly make arrangements to pick them up from you at your home. Anything that we don't sell at the YARD SALE will be donated to Deseret Industries located on 700 East and 9300 South near the Sandy Mall.Thanks in advance for your generosity!!
Sincerely, Tammy and Glen Nash

Garden Fresh Vegetables!!

The Staker Children have been working hard all summer in their garden, and now have vegetables ready to sell!
Corn - $4/doz
Tomatoes - $2/lb
Peppers, Zucchini, Squash, Pumpkin are also available.
Neighborhood Delivery is $1

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Happenings....

Congratulations to Barry and Maggie Welliver - their son, Adam, was married this weekend.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Bernice Beckstead's Passing

Bernice Beckstead, beloved member of our ward for many years, passed away peacefully today. Bernice is Maurine Christopherson's mother. We extend our love and condolences to Maurine and Bishop Christopherson and their family. There will be a viewing at Goff Mortuary (8090 S. State) on Monday evening from 6-8 pm and the funeral will be Tuesday at 11:30 am in our chapel.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Exercise class

Rachel Neeley is new in our ward and is offering the following wonderful opportunity!!

I wanted to let you know that I taught a strength training class in 3rd ward at our building(Steeple Chase) at 6am Tuesday and Thursdays. I plan to start the classes again Sept 15th. My plan is to include 2nd and 3rd wards in our building (stake center).Anyone choosing to join us will need 1-5lb hand weights and a yoga mat.I do legs on Tuesdays and arms on Thursdays. Stretching and Abs both days. 3rd ward is really excited to get going again. Also, If anyone has suggestions on different times - I am open, I want to use the time that works best for the majority. If there were enough that wanted a night class - I could do 2 different classes.
PS - I also have two glass bowls still at my house, left from all the yummy food - 1 is clear and the other is green with # is 244-5502 if anyone has questions or just come and get them.
Rachel Neeley

Monday, August 17, 2009

Quilt help needed.......

For our Ward Humanitarian efforts, we have some material and batting for one more quilt that still needs to be sewn. If you are willing to sew this quilt, please call Nancee Arnovick at 801-201-1059 and she will deliver the material and batting to you.

Watch for more information on our upcoming quilting parties. We have more quilts to tie! Couldn’t be a better way to get to know each other than around a quilting frame. The help you sisters have given towards this quilting project is very much appreciated. Thank you for all you do!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Salsa Night Reminder

Just a reminder that we are having a salsa tasting and recipe exchange night this Thursday, Aug. 20th, at 7:00 at Judy Richins home. Please come and share your favorite salsa with us, along with copies of the recipe. Now is a great time for salsa with the abundance of tomatoes! We will provide the chips. If you don't have a salsa to share, come and learn how to make one! Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

FYI - Sale Prices on Chicken & Ground Beef

For those of you who missed it - we had a GREAT class the other night by Melody Rasmussen on canning(bottling) meat! Everyone who came got good information, some yummy recipes - and lots of yummy "tastes" (next time you should come hungry!!). There was a request to be kept updated on good sale prices when we hear of them, so here is one :)

Buy Low Grocery Store (somewhere in Provo or Orem....sorry, maybe a field trip??)
40lb box of boneless/skinless chicken breasts for $1.49/lb
Super Lean ground beef (93% lean) for $1.79/lb (FRIDAY only)

You might be able to do a "Price Match", but I'm not sure how....sorry!

Boneless 1/2 Pork Loin (what Melody bottled on Tues night) for $1.78/lb

Happy Bottling :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Good Deal Info.....

My daughter, Angie, has an account with "True Religion" jeans. She will be at my house, 13487 South 1100 East next Tues. August 18 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. She has many styles and sizes. They are for teens (boys and girls) and women. Perhaps everyone already is aware of their popularity. She is selling them for $50 (a real savings). They have really caught on in Utah County. will show the current styles with new ones always coming.

- Trudy Nielsen

Check this out!

Shirley Nault and her daughters have started a fun new venture. Go to and see what they're up to!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Baby Griffiths is here!

Congratulations to Angie Griffiths who had a baby girl today! She weighed 8# and measured 20" and doesn't have a name quite yet. Angie got to the hospital at 12:50 pm and had the baby at 1:20 pm! Angie said she prefers hanging out at home!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Need some help?

Sister Sam Gilbert is looking for opportunities to babysit or prepare yummy whole wheat baked goods for sale. If you are in need of a little extra help with the children or would like to surprise your family with something tasty, call Sam at 638-5957. Sam and her family are new in our ward and looking forward to getting acquainted with everyone!

A dear sister's passing

We express our love and condolences to the Bringhurst family. Lucille Rigby, Kathy Bringhurst's mother, passed away this weekend. Her funeral will be at the Highland View Ward (Canyon Rim Stake) on Friday. The address is 3051 S. 2900 E. The viewing will take place at 9:30 am and the funeral will be at 11 am.

Friday, July 31, 2009

"Share the Warmth"

The Stake Relief Society has asked us to take part in a project called "Share the Warmth." We've been invited to gather usable shoes, coats, scarves, hats and gloves to give to refugees coming from tropical climates who won't be prepared for the winters here. The culmination of this project will be Sat., Sept. 26. We will take all donations to the church where we will enjoy a light dinner and then view the General Relief Society Broadcast together.

New baby

Patty Varney shared some good news!! Her daughter, Hilary, had her baby July 28th at 12:44 pm. She weighed 6# 8 ou. and is 19" long. They are naming her Kaylee Amber Koch. Congrats!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Good Buys

Attention Sisters!

Smiths currently is selling Colgate and Crest full size toothpaste for 10 for $10. That's just $1 a tube. A great price to stock up your storage. Their tomato sauce is also on sale for 27 cents each. This is also a reduced price.
If anyone else ever sees some good buys please let us know so we can let everyone know.


The Book of Mormon Pageant

Just a fun opportunity for a family activity....
There is a Book of Mormon Pageant on Aug. 14 & 15 at 8:30 pm up at the Suncrest meetinghouse. The address is 14977 Roundtree Lane. It is an inspiring celebration in music and drama, set against a backdrop of stars and mountains. The addmission is FREE! Sounds like a beautiful night for the family!

Let's Make Salsa!!

With our gardens starting to produce, it's time we learn what to do with all these veggies! We will be having a "Salsa Sampler" on Aug. 20th at 7:00 pm at the home of Judy Richins. Please bring your favorite fresh salsa (if you have one), along with copies of the recipe to share. We will sample all the fresh stuff, and we will also discuss bottling salsa and schedule a time for those interested to do a bottling class with Judy. More than anything, come eat chips and salsa and chat with your neighbors. A great way to finish off the summer! (This is being held in place of August's Girls Night Out - so don't miss this opportunity to mix-n-mingle!)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Calling all Carnivores!

OK - it's official - we have a date! The meat canning class will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7pm at Melody Rasmussen's home. If you have considered bottlling meat to add to your food storage, or to simplify your cooking, this is the class for you!

PLEASE RSVP to Karen Mott (801.572.4541) for this class - if we get a large gathering we may be changing the location :)

(this will be a demonstration only class, you won't actuallly be doing your own bottling there)

Inspirational Music Showcase

Doyl Peck from Sounds of Zion is once again offering free tickets to the annual Inspirational Music Showcase. It will take place on Wed., August 5 at 7 pm in Theater 13 at Jordan Commons. This year's performers will be Jessie Clark Funk, Marvin Goldstein, Sam Payne, One Clear Voice, Michael Dowdle, Daniel Beck, and Cherie Call. Please email or call Joy if you are interested.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dry Pack Cannery

There is now a link on the sidebar under "Emergency Preparedness" that will take you to a current listing of the products and prices available at the DryPack Cannery. We have an upcoming scheduled ward time coming up on Aug 6 - take advantage of this great resource to further your food storage preparation!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Kenneth Brady

We send our love and condolences to K and Faye Brady and their family. There will be a memorial service for their son, Kenneth N. Brady, in St. George at noon on Monday. The funeral will take place Tuesday at noon in our chapel. There will be a viewing from 9-11:30 in the Relief Society room before the funeral.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Big Slide!!

Great News! The Big Slide is Back! Karen Mott has rented the big slide for a b-day party and we can piggy back the fun! Everyone in the neighborhood who is a girl over the age of 18 is invited. We are hoping for a $10.00 donation that would go toward the humanitarian fund. Come play and have fun on Thursday night July 23rd @ 8:30. The party will be in Jolynn Skousen's back yard. Please spread the word for a night of fun and help us raise money for a great cause.

Love to All

P.S. Don't forget to wear long sleeves and pants

Monday, July 20, 2009

A FUN Date Night!

Just have a fun date night for anyone interested. This Thursday, July 23rd @ 7:00pm, the Nashville Tribute Band will be performing at Bella's Mexican Restaurant in Farr West. This group is AMAZING!! Todd and I have seen them about 5 times, and we keep going back for more! Their music is a tribute to Joseph Smith, as well as the pioneers. Plus, you can eat Mexican food before the show....doesn't get better than that! For more information, you can go to and click on the Summer Concert Series. Or you can call Jeanette at (801) 891-9024

Zoo Crew Reminder

Just a reminder that the Zoo Crew will be going to This is The Place Heritage Park this week. We will meet at the front gate at 9:30 am on Wednesday, July 22. Pack a lunch and spend the day, learning about pioneer life and having a good 'ol time. My kids love this place. Please RSVP so we know who to expect. Thanks!
RSVP to Jeanette (801) 891-9024

Monday, July 13, 2009

Canning Sale!

For any of you sisters who want to do some canning this year and may need/want to buy new equipment and lids, IFA is having a canning sale that lasts until the 15th of July.
They have jars, lids, plus high quality steamers, juice strainers, and pressure cookers at sale prices. I have a lot of equipment that I would be happy to have you use here at my home if you just want to try it out before you buy. You will need jars and lids. Canning is a wonderful way to add high quality fruit and vegetables to your food storage.
Call me if I can help.
Judy Richins

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Temple Tips.........

* There will no longer be 6am endowment or initiatory sessions in the Draper Temple. The first sessions will begin at 7am. Baptism schedules remain the same.

* Please wear your Sunday best when attending the temple.

* When participating in baptisms at the temple, please refrain from wearing bronzing creams, temporary hair coloring, or other products which could wash off. These products create staining. Would you also pass this information on to your youth? Thank you!

Oquirrh Mountain Temple Dedication

The Bishopric are interviewing for tickets to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple dedication. It will be broadcast in our stake center at 9am & 3pm on August 23.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Kelsie's baby is here!

Kelsie Neider had her baby yesterday morning at 11:15! Sweet perfect baby girl. Weighed 8 lb. 5 oz. & 20" long. "Grandma Marsha" said she is beautiful and looks totally like a Neider!! They haven't decided a name for sure yet, but all is well. Congrats to Kelsie and Curt!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Garden Tour!

Claire Ashby has just informed us of a neat event....There will be a "Garden Tour" next Tuesday, July 14th at 9:30 am. You can purchase tickets at the Rose Shop (around $7). They will take you around to a bunch of different houses with beautiful yards and gardens. Sounds like lots of fun. Claire is definitely going if anyone wants to carpool. Another fun outing with sisters in our ward!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

Be sure to join us for a Ward Breakfast on Saturday, July 4th - 9am at the little park between Hackamore/Bridle Trail & Lone Peak. Come with your decorated bikes, wagons & strollers for a parade around the park!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sunday's Lesson........

I mistakenly said the conference talk Barbara Thomas will be discussing this Sunday was given by Elder Holland. Please note the talk was given by Elder Robert D. Hales, Becoming Provident Providers Temporally and Spiritually. I apologize for any confusion. --Linda Miller

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Freezer Jam Time!!

Harmons has berries on sale this weeek. If anyone would like to make some freezer jam this would be a good time to do it! I would love to help and I am available most any day this week. It is sooo easy and sooo delicious. Call me if you want to make some. Judy Richins 801-572-5249.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Important Parent Meeting

There will be an IMPORTANT meeting for ALL youth who are attending Youth Conference, AND their parents.

It will be right after our block meetings tomorrow (Sunday 6/21) 4:00pm......We will keep it as short as possible with respect to Fathers Day!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Service Opportunity......

Susan Swan is going to Fiji in two weeks to go visit her parents who are on a mission over there. They are in need of boys and men's white church shirts and ties. My brother is also going so we both decided to ask our wards. If people have any shirts or ties that they have outgrown or just have some laying around that would be great.They do not need to be new, just look good. We would love to take as many as we can with us. They can be brought to me or I can go pick them up. Thank you so much. I am leaving on July 2 so anytime before that would be great.

Just a reminder for GNO and Date Night!

Just a reminder that our Girls Night Out is this Thursday, June 18th at 7:00pm at Training Table. Anyone needing a little break with good food and great conversation, please join us!

Also, there is another date night with Matt Townsend this Saturday, June 20th at 7 pm. If you would like to attend, just call his office and sign up. The number is (801) 747-2121 and the cost is $20 per couple.

Call Jeanette Pixton with any questions. (801) 619-7099. Thanks!

Oops! Change to Zoo Crew Schedule

I made a mistake on one of the dates for the Zoo Crew schedule. Please note: The Sweet's Candy Tour is on Monday, June 22nd at 9:45 am, NOT June 23rd. Sorry for the confusion. Please RSVP to Jeanette or Mary this week to let us know if you are planning to attend. It is a really fun field trip!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Changes to Meat Bottling Class!!!

There will be a change of date for the meat bottling class mentioned earlier. It was scheduled the same night as the Wright wedding. We will let you know of the new date as soon as we get it scheduled. Sorry for the confusion!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What's Cookin'??

Guess what? I've added a bunch of recipes to our little CC2 Recipe Blog!
I'm working on adding all the recipes that I have collected at our recipe exchanges and cooking classes.....there are a LOT! :) So....some are in, more still to come!

If you have a new favorite recipe you'd like to share, or a great cooking tip - email them to me, I will make sure they get on there! What a great resource for us all - an online always accessible cookbook - no more searching for that lost slip of paper - just click on a category (on the right hand column) and voila - a list of perfect recipes!

Yay! Ok - send in more recipes, though - let's all help make this a great resource!


(also, let me know if there are any typos, my little fingers were getting a bit tired there! ;).....)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Draper Temple Baptistry

Just a reminder of the church policy that when endowed adults come to the baptistry, they may not use temple-file names to be baptized and confirmed. Un-endowed youth from our temple district are always welcome to use temple-file names, but when endowed adults come to participate in the baptistry ordinances, they must bring family-file names with them. This includes the brethren who accompany youth groups as well if they wish to be baptized.
Also a reminder that youth groups need to wear church clothing and come in the baptistry entrance when filling their reservations.

Thanks for all your hard work,

Brother and Sister Morgan
Draper Temple Baptistry

Monday, June 8, 2009

Go Willa!

Hey all you bowling fans--here is something worth noting: Willa Nelson bowled 181 last week! What a gal.

To reach Heather...

Hey Everybody! We just wanted to send out our new contact info to everyone.....
2260 Hawkins Circle
St. George, Ut. 84790
435-674-5511H. cell# 801-420-0259S. cell# 435-669-2558
We love you all!!!!!!
Heather and Spence Richins

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer ZOO CREW Schedule 2009!!!!

For those that would like to get out this summer and have some fun with the kids,
this is for YOU!! Please join us!
Contact Jeanette Pixton at 891-9024 or Mary Bitner at 571-6375
if you will be coming to an activity.

9th – Hogle Zoo – 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave.
Meet at the entrance at 10:00 am. Admission is $9/adults and $7/children (2 and under are free). A membership is a great way to go if you plan on going more than once. For more info, go to Bring a lunch and plan to stay as long as you like!

22nd – Sweet’s Candy Tour – 3780 W. Director’s Row
Meet at the entrance at 9:45 am. No strollers are allowed on the tour, but they provide umbrella strollers if you need one. Also, no jewelry. The tour lasts about 40 minutes, and then you can visit the “discount” candy store at the end for great deals on candy! For more info you can check it out at

8th – Swim Day at Murray Pool – 202 E. Murray Park Ave.
Meet at the entrance at 11:00 am. Bring a lunch if you’d like to enjoy a picnic in the park. Admission is $3.50/adults, $3.00/youth (4-17), $1.00/children (1-3). No inflatable toys allowed at this pool.

22nd – This is the Place Heritage Park – 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave.
Meet at the entrance at 9:30 am. Admission is $5.00/adults and $3.00/children (3-11). Bring a lunch and plan to spend as long as you like. There are LOTS of fun things to do here! Check it out at for more info.

4th – Jump on It! – 7th South 1550 West, Suite 200 in LINDON
Meet at 1:00 pm and plan to JUMP! Admission is $8.00/Ages 9 & up, $4.00/ ages 4-8. Pizza and drinks are available to purchase there. Please check the website for directions (it is tricky to find!).

20th – Swim Day at Cottonwood Heights – 7500 S. 2700 E.
Meet at the entrance at noon. Admission is $4.75/adults and $3.75/children (we think!)
Outside food is allowed, so pack a lunch! They also allow inflatable toys, noodles, etc.
Please remember to RSVP to Jeanette or Mary for each activity!

Margaret Allen

Many of you will remember Margaret Allen. She and her husband, Jay, used to be members of our ward. Margaret passed away on May 30. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 3 from 6-8 pm at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 West South Jordan Pkwy (10600 S.), South Jordan. Her funeral will be Thursday, June 4 at 11 am at River Ridge Stake Center, 10168 S. 1100 W. (enter off of 1000 W.). Viewing will be held one hour prior.

Food Storage Help

Judy Richins is available as a resource if you have questions about your food storage and/or preparation. Would you like help with gardening? Maybe you'd like to plant a few tomato plants in your flower beds? Call Judy at 572-5249. If you hear of good deals at the grocery store or on bulk items and produce this summer, please pass them along so we can share them on the blog.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Just a Reminder...

Don't forget about our Girl's Night Out this Thursday (May 28th) at 7:00 at Pei Wei. Call or email Jeanette Pixton if you would like to carpool or need more information.

Also, it's not too late to sign up for the date night with Matt Townsend this Saturday. Just call his office at (801) 747-2121 and tell them you want to register for date night. It's sure to be a great night!

Watch for our summer Zoo Crew schedule coming out soon. We will have lots of fun activities for moms who need to get out of the house and do something fun with their kids.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Girl's Night Out

We have had some requests for Girl's Night Out, so guess what.....we're doin' it!!
We will meet on the third Thursday of each month for an evening of good food, good friends, and good conversation. EVERYONE is welcome, so come join the fun! Since it's too late to do it this month on the 3rd Thursday, we will meet Thursday, May 28th @ 7:00pm at Pei Wei. Call Jeanette Pixton for more information (801) 619-7099. Please let me know by the day before if you plan to attend so we can save a big enough table. Hope to see you there!

More of Matt Townsend!

For those of you who would like more help in the relationship department, Matt Townsend does a monthly date night. It is a fun and informative evening with your spouse, and is sure to help with communication. This month it will be May 30th from 7-9 pm at Noah's. The cost is $20 per couple. If you would like more information, or would like to sign up, please contact Jeanette Pixton (801) 619-7099. I need to know by this Thursday if you would like to go. The Pixton's will be going, so come and join us! The next one is June 20th, so mark your calendars and watch for more info.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lisa Preston Funeral

We extend our sincere condolences to the Preston family in the passing of their sweet Lisa. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 19 at the Pheasant Point 2nd Ward at 3065 N. 1300 W. in Lehi. Take the Lehi Block Exit ( the exit after Thanksgiving Point) and go east on 1300 West. Continue to Pheasant Point Drive. Make a left turn and after approximately one block, the ward building is on the right hand side. The viewing will be held at 10 am and the funeral at 11 am.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Draper Temple News

As of today you are not required to make appointments to do initiatory or endowments at the Draper Temple anymore. You are only required to make appointments for the Baptistry if you have more than five people.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Book Group

Don't forget that Book Group is NEXT Tuesday, May 19
at Trudy Nielsen's home
(there was a little confusion on the date)
Hope to see you there!

Family History Expo

Here is more info on this Saturday's Family History Expo for all who might be interested. The EXPO is actually Draper's very first community non-denominational COST-FREE Family History event and has been advertised in all our local newspapers, including Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News. This event is sponsored by the Draper Public Library, Draper Chamber of Commerce, the Historical Society of Draper and the LDS Church's five-Stake Family History Center. There will be a complimentary packet of handouts and syllabus from each class given to all attendees. You can attend one class or as many as you would like. Everyone has worked really hard to make this a memorable event to help create an interest in our community for tracing one's ancestry. The online pre-registration ends Wed. May 13th but it would be ok to just show up to the class or classes Saturday also as there may still be seats available. For LDS members, this is a good missionary opportunity to invite neighbors and friends as many people are interested in their ancestry and how to get going on it. Thousands of records are being posted online every day making it much easier to find and link our families. Bonnie Whitley will be teaching a 45 minute class at 1:30 p.m. on jumpstarting your family history and tips for finding your family records using Salt Lake City's Libary Catalog. Classes -10:30- instructors at the Draper Public Library- Ghostbusters: the genealogy genies- how to use the free subscription websites at the library with your library card; 12:30- What's New at and there's a lot new, many changes coming! instructor-trainer at FH Center; 1:30- Tips for using the FH Library Catalog and how to jumpstart + complimentary PAF 5 CD's available to use at home- Bonnie's class; 2:30-Intro to using Personal Ancestral File and tips for organizing your genealogy3:30- Draper Historical Society Library & Museum4:30- Family History Center resouces, including multi-mediaOur CC2. Relief Society blog link to this event leads to the Bingham Creek Library calendar instead of Draper Library. The correct link is :
Then click on DRAPER LIBRARY, then Library Events and Programs, then Calendar and go to Saturday May 16th. The classes are listed there. You click on them and put your name, phone # and email to register.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Young Adults

We welcome many of our young adult sisters home for the summer. We realize some are home temporarily, some are coming and going, and some will stay put until fall! Since it worked so well last summer, we invite mothers of young adult aged daughters to involve them in their visiting teaching once again. You can do one visit or more with your daughter and the rest with your partner. Please discuss this with your VT partners and your daughters to establish what will work best. We will start this month and continue through August. Mothers, we'd ask you and your partners to again act as your daughter's visiting teachers. You know their schedules best and may like the excuse to make an appointment to visit with them!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Spencer and Heather have moved

For those who may not know, Spencer and Heather Richins have moved their sweet family to St. George. Spencer has taken a great job there so the family has headed to a sunnier clime. Fortunately, we'll still get to see them when they come here to visit their families! We're so grateful for their loving examples and influence during their time in the ward. We wish them much happiness in their new venture.

Josiah Douglas is doing well

Josiah Douglas is home now and recuperating well from hip replacement surgery. He and Linda were visiting family in Idaho when he fell from a ladder and broke his hip. He had surgery that very night. They returned home yesterday. Bro. Douglas was told he is in very good physical condition and has the body of a much younger man. He will heal well because of it. Good motivation for us all to stay as physically active as Bro. Douglas! We wish him a speedy recovery.

Tiffany Varney is coming home!

The good news is....Tiffany Varney is coming home on Tuesday, May 12! Here is a request from Patty. They are busy preparing things at home for Tiffany's arrival. They need an aerobic step that someone might be willing to donate or Patty will buy it. It is the perfect height for Tiffany to step on to get into the car. Please call Patty at home if you can help---572-7415. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May Quarterly Enrichment Reminder

This is an activity you definitely won't want to miss!
We are very fortunate to have booked this speaker -
let's make sure to have a good crowd there to listen to him!
See you there :)
(also, you WON"T want to miss the dessert buffet!)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


This past Saturday Dustin & Andrea Miller
were sealed to their wonderful daughter, Avery.
All reports are that is was a perfect day -
we are all so very happy for them!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Lunch Bunch is Back!!

You've asked about it
You've missed it
and - It's back!!

Come and join us, if you can!!

Tomorrow (Tuesday, 5/5)
Bajio (Draper Peaks shopping center)

We know it's quick -
but it is a great day to celebrate!
....Cinco de Mayo...
and Kathryn & Jody's birthdays!!
What more excuse do we need! :)

Hope to see you there!!

(would also love some input on what day of the week works best for those of you who are interested in making this a monthly gathering again! thanks!)

Garden Class

Don't forget about the garden class!

Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 5)
@ Jeanette Pixton's home

a Master Gardener from Thanksgiving Point
will teach us everthing we ever wanted to know -
or at least a lot!!

(refreshments will be served!!)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Updated Rehearsal Schedule for Temple Celebration

Youth Temple Celebration Practice Schedule:

May 2: Dancers 1pm, church parking lot

May 6: Singers and Dancers 7pm, church

May 7: Dancers 6-10pm, conference center

May 13: Singers and Dancers 7pm, church

May 16: Singers 8-11am, conference center
Dancers 9am church parking lot

May 20: Singers 7pm, church
Dancers 5:30-10, conference center

May 27:Singers and Dancers 5:30-10, conference center, in costumes

May 29:Singers and Dancers 5:30-10, conference center, in costumes

All youth are invited by the prophet to participate. Please encourage any reluctant youth in your home, we would sure hate for them to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Welcome New Neighbors!

Sharon Langston and her husband, Reid, have just moved into 13603 Bridle Trail Circle (the Norberg's former home). They have five children from age 11 to 18 months and a baby girl is expected in September. Sharon grew up in San Jose, CA, attended UVSC where she met her husband. They have come from the Holladay, Utah area. For hobbies Sharon mentions camping in a tent. She also loves "girls night out". We hope everyone will take time to get acquainted with this busy homemaker. Phone: 801-523-1205.

Go Jessie!

Jessie Scott moved all five toes on his right foot last night--for the very first time! He loves his new therapy where he goes swimming Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Keep up the good work, Jessie!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Gardening Class Coming Up May 5th!

Hey all you green thumbs, or wannabees! We are having a gardening class on Tuesday May 5th @ 7:00 pm in Jeanette Pixton's backyard. We will be blessed to hear from one of the Master Gardener's from Thanksgiving Point. He will be teaching us about raised bed gardening, square foot gardening, and how to incorporate herbs and veggies into your regular landscapes. Just in time to help you get your garden started for this year! Call Jeanette Pixton for more information.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dance Rehearsal Schedule

Dear parents of youth dancing in the temple celebration at the conference center:

We will make an earnest effort to keep you informed of rehearsals. The schedule seems to keep changing, but here is what is happening to the best of our knowledge:

Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm at the Stake Center - dance rehearsal, Apri 29, May 6th, and 13th.

Brother and Sister Gregory are the Stake dance directors and they graciously will help anyone who wants to come Thursday, April 30th at 6:30 at the Stake Center. All are encouraged to come.


Wednesday, May 7 rehearsal at THE CONFERENCE CENTER AT 5:00 P.M. (the information we have is until 10:00 p.m.)

Then Brother and Sister Gregory will again be available for rehearsal Thursday, May 14 @ 6:30, and Saturday, May 9th and 16th @ 9:30 a.m.

Conference Center Rehearsal May 20th 4:00pm,-10:00 pm.
Dress Rehearsal at the Conference Center May 17 at 5:00 p.m.
Performance Friday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m.

The Gregory's will also be available again Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 pm and Saturday May 23 @ 9:30 at the Stake Center.

We are very aware this is very demanding and involved. We appreciate your efforts to support your youth. We Love them. They are the Best! Hopefully, through all this the message will be conveyed of how blessed we are to have a new temple.

Thanks again for your support. If the schedule changes , we will send you notice as soon as we know.

Love, Sister Claire Ashby

Friday, April 24, 2009

Temple Service Opportunity

There is a great opportunity to serve in the temple during the day for a couple of hours once a month. If anyone is interested contact Jolynn Skousen for details.

FYI - Hollee Mackay

Hollee Mackay is going in for Knee Surgury tomorrow in Hong Kong. She has a torn ACL they will be fixing. It would be nice to keep her in our prayers.

New Resource!!

You asked - and we heard!

We have such wonderful cooks in our ward, and we are always asking for a copy of this recipe or that recipe. Well - search no more!

We now have a CC2 Recipe Blog! This will be a Great Place to consolidate and store all those much requested recipes, and this way - we can all get a copy! (Just look over on the sidebar, and you will see a link you can click on to visit the recipe blog!)

All we need you to do is make sure that when someone says, "Yum - I would love a copy of that recipe!" - or even if you just have one you Know we would all want! - forward it to us!

Then we can get it posted, and we can all know right where to find it!

Happy Cooking!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Son of Man

Here is something you just might enjoy!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Good News - 4/19/09

Here is some of the "Good News" that was shared in RS today:

Monica Sturdevant shared that she & Charlie & their girls will be sealed as a family in the Salt Lake Temple on April 30, their anniversary!

Shawn & Florencia Mikkelson will be being sealed this Thursday.........

And - (keeping the temples busy!) - Dustin & Andrea Miller will be sealed to their baby Avery very soon - Congrats to all!!

Linda Douglas' grandson was called to serve a mission in India.

Linda Miller will be heading to Florida with her son, Jake, as he competes in a national competition - good luck!

(Not "Good" news, but Important News, nonetheless!!) - Cutler's house was broken into around 1 am in the morning the night after they got back in town this past week --baseball bat through the front window. She says get your mail each day, pick up your newspapers and leave your porch light on at night.

Save the date.....May 14th @ 6:30 pm

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming activity in May. We will be privileged to hear from the "Utah Famous" Matt Townsend! He is a national speaker and relationship expert who empowers people and organizations to succeed by teaching them fundamental skills of positive and effective communication and productive relationships. Through entertainment and HUMOR, he teaches life-changing principles and skills to increase success and productivity. He can be heard every Saturday at 11:00 am, hosting his radio program "The Matt Townsend Show", on KSL News Radio. He is also a frequent visitor on "Studio 5". He is working on a new book that will be released soon, "Feeding the Starved Relationship". We are very fortunate that he is willing to come and speak to our ward, and we hope that you will all make an extra effort to come, and bring your friends, sisters, neighbors, or anyone else you think could benefit. It is sure to be an amazing night, and you can't pass up yummy desserts too! We will begin at 6:30 in the RS room. Look forward to seeing you there!

A Shared Experience....

I keep thinking about a sweet experience I had in the temple yesterday and wanted to share it with the Sisters.......

A young man around 13 came alone early yesterday morning to do work in the baptistry. Sometime later a woman came to the baptistry recommend desk. She was looking for her son. She said he was autistic and was missing. She said he had come to the temple 3 times before--walking 5 miles to get there. She wondered if he had returned to the temple once again. The brother at the recommend desk asked her if she had a recommend. She said no, "but my son is really helping me feel that I want one." Sure enough, he was there. He had walked alone those many miles to come to the Lord's house to perform sacred ordinances.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Clothing Swap

The Clothing Swap today was a Great Success!
It went so well that we will be doing it again in 6 months - so start saving up your clothes & planning accordingly!

Thanks to all who donated, you are great!

Draper Family History Expo

This is a community event the Draper Family History Center will be participating in. This will be a great opportunity for members to not only learn about the history of our Draper community but also further learn about and experience the great and noble work of gathering family history. Participants must pre-register on-line for the specific workshops that will be offered.

Go to and then click forward to the May calendar to see the schedule and register for the workshops.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Clothing Swap

We are planning a Clothing Swap for Friday, April 17 in the Cultural Hall from 9am to noon. Get a jump start on your spring cleaning and start clearing out those closets! Your unused clothing items may be a blessing to someone else. Our only request is that any donations you bring are freshly washed. You can drop off your items at the following homes:
Jolynn Skousen
Joy Jones
Linda Miller
Jeri Heaps
Jane Brinton

We will have tables set up and clothing set out by sizes. Feel free to donate prom dresses, wedding dresses, Halloween costumes, children, teen and adult size clothing. You don't have to donate to participate! Any leftover clothing will be donated to the DI. If this event is successful, we will do it again in 6 months to a year. We've also invited sisters from other wards to participate so hopefully we'll have a large selection of clothing to offer!!