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Monday, June 6, 2016

A little bit of rock n' roll

Had such a fun night at the High Priest Social. 
We got to put on a 50's theme diner dinner (sat that 5x fast). 
Some of the young women were asked to come dressed up and serve at the dinner.
  So we found these cute matching outfits and they got busy.






 Everyone at a table got a menu that they filled out with what choices of food they wanted and the waitresses collected them and then hung them on the banner and yelled, "Order Up".  Then the kitchen staff filled the order and rang a bell for pick.


 
The decorations were so cute too. 
 With everything in black, white and red, 
 with balloons on each table and a giant cut-out of a record in the middle.

There were cut-out silhouette dancers and instruments and hula hoops on the wall as well.



We even had a special guest who might have had a large fan group, and it wasn't just the young girls who crowded the stage to hear him sing.





 Which started a dance party.






There was also a cut-out of an old car that you could get a photo with


Which the girls might have had a little too much fun with.


Sorry this one made me laugh. 
 This is why we don't let kids drive until they're 16.
Road rage anyone.



The Harley was also a great prop for pictures.


Over all a great night for everyone.
  I think these girls were awesome to give up a Friday night to help out with this event.



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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Polar Express Christmas Party

Our ward this year put on a
 Polar Express party
 where the children, youth
 and some adults
 came dressed in their pyjamas to the church. 
 
 They were greeted by a
ticket master
 who punched their
golden tickets and then let them onto a train.


 
 The train ride took them to the North Pole.
They had to go past some pretty amazing scenery, but the trip wasn't too long.
 
 
 They then had to exit the train and follow the tracks to enter the north pole.
 

 
 They all got to choose a train and sat down for a turkey dinner and hot chocolate bar.
 

If they wanted to they could build a snowman and add it to the walls

 
Cute little snowmen
 (why is there a green one?)
 
 
We had a brief program where
 a couple of families danced to the
 hot chocolate song
and a young man sang the song believe from the movie
 and our
train conductor read a story about Santa and Jesus
 
  Santa visited and then we had a
 very special family
show up and we all sang silent night.
 
 
Santa handed out a swirly lollipop and a bell that said,
 
"the bell still rings for those who truly
believe"


 Hopefully it was a fun night for both the young and the old.
 I know it was for me and mine.
 
Merry Christmas!!
 
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Monday, November 30, 2015

Be-you-tiful Evening in Excellence

Had a great day with the young women
of our Stake at our
Evening in Excellence.
 
  We got to eat yummy food and see amazing projects that they've been working on.
We had chalkboards signs all around the gym with quotes about inner beauty
and the importance of how our
 Heavenly Father
looks at the inner not the outer beauty.
 


 
 I am always amazed at
 the projects that our young women are doing. 
 They are so wonderful and motivated
 to do what is good and right.
 



 
The food was delicious with 
soups and salads and then these
 gorgeous cheesecakes
 for dessert.
 
 
We set the tables simply with
pom poms and little glass vases.
 
 
Sometimes the simple things can be the most beautiful things.
 
 
 
I loved all the sayings
 

 
 but the one that has touched me the most was the one that said,
 
" If the world was blind, what would you look like?"
 
It has inspired me to make sure my
words and actions
are a true reflection of who I am.
 

 
I also talked with the young women about how we might have pinterest boards that have to do with our outer beauty ( like fashion or hair and makeup), but how many of us have a board that has to do with inner beauty.
 
I didn't have one myself, but I do now and I challenged each of them to start a board that would help them remember their importance to their Heavenly Father and to focus on the things that really matter.
Overall I think it was a great day. 
 
 I love serving in my calling with the youth,
they truly are
 amazing and inspiring
 young women.