Friday, January 29, 2010

Bread Sticks with Sister DeLeeuw

January 27, 2010
We have a sister in our ward, Sister DeLeeuw who is famous for her bread sticks.  Everyone in the ward looks forward to having one of her yummy bread sticks.  Wednesday for mutual the Laurels and MiaMaids were fortunate to have her come to Alison's house and teach us how to make them.  We put in yeast and sugar in water and let it sit for a few minutes and then we added flour and took turns mixing the bread.  After it was all mixed up we had to wait for it to raise.  So we went into the living room and played the game signs.  We had a good time playing and laughing at each other.  After the bread stick had risen we rolled them out, cut them and sprinked the parm cheese and garlic and let them raise again.  After rising again we finally put them in the oven to cook.  We had soup, salad and bread sticks and great conversation with each other.  THANKS to SISTER DELEEUW for all of her help and the bread sticks were fantastic!

Jeanne and Sister DeLeeuw adding the yeast and sugar.

Madi, Emily and Susie supervising.

Heather mixing.

Kirsten V. mixing the dough.

Lindsay in her NERD glasses supervising the mixing.

Playing the games signs.  It was pretty funny!!!
Sister DeLeeuw and Emily rolling out the dough.

The finished product.  I almost forgot to take a picture before they were all gone.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Baptisms for the Dead

January 14, 2009
The YW & YM went to the SL Temple to do Baptisms for the Dead.  We had 37 people in total in our group.  We started with a short chapel session with the assistant matron of the Temple and shared her testimony of the work we were doing for those who have been waiting to have their temple work done.  We had a wonderful experience at the temple.  After the temple we went to Chuck-a-rama for dinner, it was a great night together.

Here is a picture of all of us just outside the Temple at Temple Square.  It was dark when we got out.

I took this picture while we were waiting for everyone for the group photo.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Beginnings - B.O.O.T. Camp

Wednesday, January 6, 2010
We held our New Beginnings program on January 6th.  The theme was B.O.O.T Camp.  This stood for Build Our Own Testimony.  We had fun army/camo decorations and asked everyone to come dressed in camo.  Jeanne came all decked out in army gear (see picture below).  We had a great program that Sister West (Kristin) organized and she talked about the importance of gaining our own testimonies and the personal progress program .  The church just redid the PP program/books and we were able to give the girls their new books along with some other fun army/camo items.  We are blessed in our ward to have so many talented YW.  Heather sang a song she wrote and she was amazing as always.  Lindsay also sang a beautiful song for us.  Then all of the girls sang the Army of Helaman and the Bishop finished up the program with his remarks.  There was a wonderful spirit there that night that we all felt.  To top it all off we had the cutest refreshment and they tasted yummy.  A friend of Kristins makes these fun cookies (see picture below) and they were a hit.  We had a really great time together as YW!

The table with all of the army/camo decorations.

The refreshment table.

All of the girls singing.

The girls posing for a picture after the program.

Jeanne all decked out in her army gear.

Here is the plate of the cookies.

A close-up of the cookies.