The other day I read a Facebook post by a friend who was having a difficult day dealing with her children. One of her other friends commented with such a great quote by Lorenzo Snow. I knew that I needed a daily reminder that the best days are the ones we spend becoming better people. I made this print to hang on my bulletin board. You're welcome to download it from my Flickr page.
I'm convinced that our ward has the best Primary president. Then again, aren't all Primary presidents just wonderful?
In a Primary presidency meeting, we talked about giving the children some sort of activity book or game to help keep them occupied during General Conference. Our wonderful president was concerned that General Conference had become a time to "just keep the children quiet." She wanted them to listen with the Spirit and pray for answers to their questions. She asked me to come up with a card that the children could fill out with questions they had and a place to write the answers they received.
I found a lovely quote from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland who said, "If we teach by the Spirit and you listen by the Spirit, some one of us will touch on your circumstance, sending a personal prophetic epistle just to you."
I wanted to offer a PDF of the front and back of this card as a free download. I'd also love to know if any of you have a special experience using this with your children.
Every year I give my three boys books for Valentine's Day. To me, books are love. This year my Valentine's Day cards are bookmarks. I found the cute silhouette of the squirrel and pixie on The Graphics Fairy website. The back has space to write a personal message. I'm so excite to hand them out!
I'm wrapping up preparations for Primary next week. Above is the logo I used for our teachers' binder covers. You are welcome to use it as well. Happy New Year and remember that you are a Child of God!
2012 is coming to a close and I'm feeling a need for change. I'm thinking the blog needs a new 'do,' so I'll be working on that for the next few weeks.
The other BIG change coming up is my new Primary Papers line of invitations, stationery and prints. Primary Papers will print LDS invitations and announcements. Thanks to those of you who've emailed me for invitations over the last year and a half, I know there is a hefty demand for new and fun LDS event stationery. I demand quality and I want to do this right, so I'm bursting with excitement over the new designs!
And the paper?
If I could, I would work on this night and day (I'm dying to show you all), but I have children to feed. I'm on schedule to open my shop in January 2013 with some giveaways and fantastic discounts for my first customers.
It's not even technically winter and it's already been a long and dreary one. We've only had one snow storm. Just day after day of cool, cloudy, rainy weather, so it doesn't even really feel like Christmas. I have to be prepared for four more months of this. That's what Mormon's do best; prepare for the worst.
I can't exactly say I have a year's supply of these things -- Mormons are urged to keep a three month to one year storage of food and water in case of emergencies. You can read more about that here. No, my emergency supply of these items would probably run out run out in a week, or in the case of the chocolate, an hour. Some lip balm and lotion (the best ever), entertainment and warmth, will keep me cozy this winter. Here is a list of what I need to keep it together through the coming months.