Saturday, January 30, 2010

Debbie Oldson's Humanitarian Trip

You are all Definitely going to want to read this!  Debbie has been kind enough to document her experiences this past week with the orphans from Haiti and share them with us.  Click on the link below and Read All About It - you'll be glad you did!

Debbie's Humanitarian Trip

Friday, January 29, 2010

Food Storage QUICK DEAL!!

Ok - so I got this email today - and the deadline is SUNDAY

Check it Out  (click here!)

You can either get your order & $$ directly to Ann Rasmussen (she lives in the 5th Ward) or you can contact Judy to see if she will be running any orders over.  I would recommend emailing your order directly to Ann, since the items are "First come, First serve"

sorry!!!  her email is

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Preparedness Email (week of 1/27)

More Great Info!!  (be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the listing of the good sale prices for this week!)

Preparedness Email (1/27)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Preparedness Email (week of 1/21)

Here is some more GREAT information on Preparedness - Thanks, Ann!!

Preparedness Email 1/21

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rice Bags - Tomorrow!!

One Last Reminder!

Humanitarian Rice Bags Project
Monday January 25th (Tomorrow!)
Meet at the church 10:00 (Cultural Hall)
Please bring:
1- !00% cotton material
2- Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat
3- Sewing machines
4- Rice (not minute rice)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Is your CrockPot out and READY??

Just another reminder!!
TOMORROW NIGHT - (Thursday, 1/21)
7pm @ Mary Bitner's home

You need to think about this one quick, cause crockpots have to be started early!!

Bring with you:
  • Something delicious you cooked in your crockpot for everyone to taste & share (also - if you are unable to bring a dish to share, don't let that keep you away!  YOU may be the one who NEEDS these recipes the most, so come along anyway!)
  • Copies of your recipe (formatted in 1/2 page style, to fit into our cookbooks!)
  • A healthy appetite - you won't want to be too hungry to taste!!
REMEMBER!!! - as ALWAYS - this event is open to ANYONE & EVERYONE who would like to join!  It doesn't matter if you are in RS, or Primary, or even YW!!  ;)
We love you all and want you all to join with us, whenever you can!

(don't forget:  these small group activities are designed to be "interest specific" - we know they don't apply to everyone, but hey - if they DO apply to you, then join in!  We'd LOVE to have you!!)

Book Group - February Book Choice

For February we are reading "Train to Potevka" by Mike Ramsdale.  We'll meet on Feb. 16 at Claire Ashby's home.  Contact Claire if you need help getting a copy.

Recipe Exchange Reminder!!

Don't Forget!!

TOMORROW (Thursday 1/21) @ 7pm @ Mary Bitner's home

Recipe Exchange - Crockpot Meals....going beyond the Roast!!

Hope to see you there!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Book Club - Tomorrow!!

A reminder to all Book Groupers: We will meet on Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Mavis Glad's home to discuss "The Undaunted" by Gerald Lund. If there are any new readers wanting to come, call Jane Brinton.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Congratulations to Kristin and Kyle Adams - what a doll!

Humanitarian Project Reminder

Just a little reminder about the Humanitarian Rice Bags Project!

Monday January 25th
Meet at the church 10:00am (Cultural Hall)
Please bring:
1- 100% cotton material
2- Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat
3- Sewing machines
4- Rice (not minute rice)

Just a side note; I can't help but think that the Hygiene kits we bought and put together might be helping some of our brothers and sister in Haiti.


Primary Easter Activity

Put this on your calendars!

Primary Easter Activity
Friday, March 19 3pm-4pm

(Remember to keep saving/gathering those egg cartons - dozen size, styrofoam - thanks!)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Preparedness Emails

We are so lucky! It's always a good thing to know someone who is doing something great - and this has happened to us :) Melody Rasmussen's sister-in-law is the Emergency Preparedness person for her ward (Draper 5th Ward) - and she send out these GREAT weekly emails FULL of a TON of useful information. Judy has spoken to her and she has agreed to share these emails with all of us, right here on our handy little blog! It's definitely a Good Thing - I always say - why re-invent the wheel? So - click on the link below, and read on, there is sure to be something useful there!

Preparedness Email 1/13

(FYI - since we are just starting this up, we are a little late on the uptake with this one, so some of the sale prices may have expired....sorry - we'll get better!)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wheat Order Payments Due

Sam Gilbert will be going to her supplier this coming Saturday (1/16) to pick up wheat. If you have placed an order with her and have not paid you will want to do so before she goes. The price has gone up, so if you wait it will cost you more money. She can also get honey and yeast. If you are interested in one of those please give her a call at #801-638-5957. Because she is a commercial baker her prices are truly wholesale.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Need a kitty??

Since the Justesen family will be moving to CA soon, they are in need of a home for their two 9-year old cats. The cats are sisters, love to sleep, and are declawed. If anyone is interested, call Debbie or Dave at 801-523-9224.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Humanitarian rice bags for the Huntsman Cancer Institute‏

Dears Sisters- This month the Humanitarian Club will be making Rice Bags for the Huntsman Caner Institute. We will meet together on January 25th at the church to cut, sew and assemble them. If you are unable to come (or even if you can come) that day we could still use your help.

Here are the Needs:

Material- 100% cotton. We need material that can be cut into 4 or 5 inch squares please contact and give donations to Jolynn Skousen this week.

Rotary Cutters, Cutting mats, and quilting rulers- Material can be precut before January 25th

Sewing Machines- Fabric squares can be sewn 1/4 inch seem on 3 sides before January 25th

Rice- Not instant

If you can help with any or all of these please contact Jolynn Skousen. We hope you will all calendar January 25th and come for some fun service time. If you can't come that morning but would still like to help, please contact Jolynn Skousen 619-1221 Hm. 750-5080 cell there is much that can be done in advance or donated.

Thank You so much for joining the Service Club! It's going to be a fun year!

Recipe Exchange

Our January Girl "STUFF" activity will be on
Thursday 1/21 @ 7:00pm
@ Mary Bitner's home

We'll be having a Recipe Exchange!
the theme is: Crockpot Meals....going beyond the Roast!

Recipe Exchange nights are Fun & Easy!! All you have to do is:
1 - choose a favorite recipe that fits the theme
2 - make up a batch & bring some with you to share & taste test
3 - bring some copies of your recipe (best if formatted on 1/2 sheet to fit in the cookbooks - if you can't make copies, just bring one, we'll get more made!)
4 - show up hungry!!

Simple, right? So come and join us, whether you have a great recipe to share or are desperately looking for something edible to feed your family - this is the place to find that!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Aaron Samuel Jensen

Brandi Nault Jensen (Sam--Rick and Vickie Jensens' son, and Brandi--Gabe and Shirley Nault's daughter) gave birth to their precious baby boy, Aaron Samuel Jensen, Monday night around 10:30 pm. Aaron lived for an hour which allowed all the family to hold and love him before he returned to his heavenly home. They were able to take many tender pictures and cherish the mighty spirit of this dear little baby boy. There will be a viewing tomorrow at Larkin Sunset Gardens from 12:30-1:30 pm (1950 E. 10600 S. in Sandy), and a service at 2 pm. We hope these wonderful friends all feel our love and prayers in their behalf and that Heavenly Father will continue to pour out His loving peace upon them.

As a special tribute to Aaron, they have begun an ongoing service project called "Aaron's Errands." The first "errand" will take place next Saturday. They have invited all who would like to participate to attend any temple sometime that day and do the work for someone who can't do it for themselves. The family will gather in the Mt. Timpanogas Temple for the 11 am session, and they have invited us all to join them if we'd like.

Egg Cartons Needed!

Sisters, the Primary is asking that we save 12 count styrofoam egg cartons for an activity they are doing in March.

Sister Erickson says that you can either bring them to church, drop them by her house, or give her a call and she will pick them up!

Thanks for your help :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Home Gardening Course - Draper UT Stake

Here is some info on something that the neighboring Stake is doing, which we are welcome to attend, which is right up our Focus Alley!!

"Be prepared to grow large crops of delicious fruits and vegetables in your own garden. In this six week (2 hrs a week) course you will learn all the basic principles and practical gardening methods which make home gardening easy, enjoyable and productive: including varieties, planning, planting, soils, mulching, tilling, control of weeds, insects, and other pests, climate, watering, fertilizing, pruning, and fruit tree culture. You will come away with a "green thumb."

The instructor, Gordon Wells, is the author of "Successful Home Gardening", the 156 page textbook, which is free to all students. He has a Masters Degree in Agriculture from the University of California, Davis and has taught home gardening for many years. (For questions about this class call 801.423.2655)

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 2 - Mar. 9, 2010 (6 classes)
TIME: 7pm - 9pm., Draper Stake Center Chapel
LOCATION: 13085 S 300 E, Draper

This class is FREE to attend, the textbook is an online book that you can print on your own computer, and registration is not required but he does encourage attendance at the first class so that he knows how many handouts to bring. He will provide lots of handouts and each class will build on the previous one.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Book Club Reminder!

A reminder to all Book Groupers: We will meet on Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Mavis Glad's home to discuss "The Undaunted" by Gerald Lund. If there are any new readers wanting to come, call Jane Brinton.