Why would the pioneers do what they did?  Why would they give up everything?  Many (including my own ancestors) lost family members because they were disowned when they joined the church.  Many had multiple children die because they were living in unfavorable conditions (starvation, sickness, disease, extreme weather, etc.)  Many had previously led comfortable and...
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Latter-day Saint girl. Passionate about personal growth, family history, teaching my children, and harnessing the power of early mornings.  Welcome to my little corner of the world. 

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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 17

Why would the pioneers do what they did?  Why would they give up everything?  Many (including my own ancestors) lost family members because they were disowned when they...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 16

Today is Pioneer Day! On July 24, 1847, (172 years ago today), the first group of Pioneers finally emerged from the last canyon, and entered the Salt Lake...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 15

Today, we learned about the conversion stories of the ancestors that we are representing. For 4 out of the 5, we don’t have very much information… just a...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 14

After leaving Nauvoo at the beginning of 1846, and the trek across Iowa taking much longer than expected, The Saints made a temporary settlement, for the winter, on...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 13

Today, we took turns teaching school. Both Matilda Allison Casper and Harriet Matilda Casper Marchant both taught school. Matilda taught the school that Harriet attended. Harriet was very...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 12

Today, we learned about miracles and how Heavenly Father provides for us. We had quite the feast and talked about how good God is. See the other 5...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 11

We made hand dipped beeswax candles today. 🙂 My parents sent me some beeswax (one block that they already had on hand from another source, and another block...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 10

Pulled out my inner Nephi and built a ship today. It is so amazing how the spirit works sometimes. I know, things like this are pretty trivial, but...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 9

We did some pioneer chores today. 🙂
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