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Celebrating Passover 2020

Last year we started some new (to us), meaningful traditions for Easter.  One tradition that I wanted to expand and deepen this year was celebrating Passover. Although I have known The Exodus story for most of my life, I didn’t know very much about the Passover celebration before last year, and even then I barely...
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Family History Miracle: Jane and Caroline

I want to share the story of a family history miracle that I experienced last week.  But first, it will make more sense if you have read a few of the posts I’ve written in the past. Post one: full details or simplified version Post two   Ok, so now that you know that backstory,...
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Passing the Torch: From Oswald, to LaRhea, to Me

I recorded the following in my journal on May 29, 2018, but I wanted to post it here because it goes along with the story that I will share in my next post. … I have been really wanting to find out more information about Jane Elizabeth Clayton. (Read that story here.) I would love to learn...
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Evelyn Tells Thilda’s Conversion Story

Evelyn bore her testimony in Sacrament meeting for the first time today. This morning, when we were in the school room doing our personal scripture and journal time, I told the kids that today was fast and testimony meeting. A minute or so later, Evelyn said “I’m going to bear my testimony today.” I asked...
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Bethlehem Dinner

Over the past several years, I have enjoyed building holiday traditions for our family.  One thing that has evolved over the past 5 years (since spending Christmas at our own house instead of traveling to our family’s houses) is our Christmas Eve dinner. We have a Bethlehem dinner and each year I add a few...
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11 Years

A few years into our marriage, I heard a about a fun tradition so I started it in our home. Every year since then, on our anniversary (December 20th), I greet Jershon in my wedding dress when he comes home. Yesterday was our anniversary so that’s what I did. This time I gave the camera...
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Sweden Unit: Sankta Lucia 2019

There is seriously something so peaceful about spending the evening dressed up and celebrating ✨light✨ by the light of the Christmas tree and candles. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite nights of the year. For dinner, we had homemade Swedish meatballs in creamy gravy, mashed potatoes, lingonberry jam, and green beans. After dinner,...
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Two Generations, One Dress

  I wore this dress when I was 4. Today Roxanne wore it to church and then Evelyn wore it after church. I dug through my box of childhood things and found the very glasses that I wore during that same time period in my life. These photos make me laugh so much. All of...
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Christmas Star Cookie Cutter

My Grandma Marchant passed away in January 2010. One of the things that I inherited from her was a tin star shaped cookie cutter. My dad said that he used to help his mom cut out cookies at Christmas time this star cookie cutter is one that they would use. Since it came into my...
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