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{Stake Conference. …just the beginning}

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(Left to right—–> President Dave Tidwell {1st counselor}, President Preston Wakefield {President} and President Bruce Gale {2nd Counselor….the counselor over Primary}

Stake Conference was amazing, both yesterday and today. Our Stake Presidency spoke and shared wonderful, inspiring messages. I couldn’t keep up in my note-taking.

After conference concluded, me and my new Presidency were set apart. It was the first time I met my counselors.  They seem awesome…can’t wait to get to know them. 

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(Left to right——-> Me [President], Jeralyn Lovell [1st counselor], Kristen Openshaw [2nd Counselor], Brooke Wakefield [Music Specialist] and Heather Roberts [Secretary].

All of our setting aparts were beautiful and custom-tailored to us as individuals.  Pretty typical of me, but I can’t remember most of what was said but I remember how I felt. 

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Not too long after, Ashlyn had New Beginnings tonight. It is for all the Young Women but especially for the new ones coming into the program. 

There are probably around eight new Beehives coming in this year, which is a lot for our ward.

We ended up bringing Bailee with us…

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They spotlighted each new Beehive and gave them a “bee” balloon with a baggie with their favorite candybar, persinal progress book and more.  Here are a few of them as they go up after they are spotlighted….

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We hurried home from New Beginnings to get dinner started. We had invited my mom and one of my Visiting Teaching sisters family over for dinner and hadn’t started the food yet….45-50 minutes to go.  We made Navajo tacos…here Emmy is helping Andy roll out the dough.

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We had such a good time with them {The Snyder family}. We will have to do it again soon.

{Blue and Gold Banquet}

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Tonight we had the Blue and Gold Banquet at the church to help raise money for the scout program.  We made chocolate chunk  brownies with chocolate frosting and toasted coconut.  Ours had the highest bid of $75.00 at the end of the night. 

I love the little picture Trevin drew of himself..he taped it on the container that reads, “Buy me!”

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Here are a few of the other cakes…..

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Trevin also was part of the entertainment…..

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He received two awards tonight. Here he is receiving them from his scout leaders, the Loveless’s.

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After everything ended, I went down the hall to pick up the girls from Activity Days. They are a great group of girls!

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{Random Handout}

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I was going through some papers tonight and found this handout Ashlyn did sometime last year.  It was too sweet not to share…..

Ashlyn and Emalee getting ready for church

Ashlyn helping Em do her hair

Posing for the camera

{The “I love you” Activity}


Ashlyn is loving Activity Days.  She has a great leader (Sally Troth), which helps.  Today, they talked about love and appreciating others.  They each made their families cookies and wrote cards (which is a fun task for Ashlyn).  She LOVES making cards.  Ashlyn has a talent for making others feel good about themselves.  She truly wants others to be happy.  I love that about her.

I took a picture of her card to us:

I love how tall dad is….